Trough Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide


Covering just 550 acres in western Pennsylvania, Trough Creek State Park is small but mighty. Within the park boundaries, you can hike to the beautiful Rainbow Falls, check out the gravity-defying Balanced Rock, and marvel at the wild bald eagles that soar through the forest. The sprawling Raystown Lake sits close by, providing world-class fishing, boating, and land-based adventures. Surrounded by miles of untouched forests and hills, Trough Creek State Park offers a true wilderness getaway just 22 miles from Martinsburg and 40 miles from Altoona. Come in the pleasant summer season for the full family-camp experience or embrace the silence and solitude that arrive with the winter snows.

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Spring 30-70 F
Summer 60-80 F
Fall 35-75 F
Winter 20-40 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Trough Creek State Park

Bring your RV to Trough Creek State Park, and you'll be prepared for anything the rapidly changing mountain climate brings. In the cool fall, spring, and winter seasons, a rental from RVshare ensures that you're always warm and dry.

Trough Creek State Park Campground

Tucked into the trees near the creek, the Trough Creek State Park Campground is a small, quiet getaway. Each of the 29 campsites has electricity and plenty of room for your RV. Bring firewood to build a fire in your private fire ring, and enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of your picnic table. All of the campsites are situated within walking distance of the rustic restrooms, and there's a dump station near the office for your convenience. Pets are welcome, but only at specific campsites. Nightly fees start at $22 per night.

Hemlock Hideaway Campground

Families love the Hemlock Hideaway Campground, which is situated just five minutes from Trough Creek State Park. RV sites offer full hookups and cable TV, so you can enjoy all of your motorhome's amenities. A short walk from camp, you can swim in the heated pool, clean off in the hot showers, or escape the weather in the game room. In the summer, grab an ice cream from the camp store or play a round of mini-golf. Other perks include a playground, a fishing pond, and a basketball court. Rates for RV sites start at $40 per night, with discounts for six-night stays.

Pleasant Hills Campground

Relax in the great outdoors at Pleasant Hills Campground, which offers a variety of RV sites with full hookups about 18 miles from Trough Creek State Park. Owned and operated by a local family, this campground offers a peaceful, kid-friendly experience. After a day of hiking, come back to camp for a dip in the swimming pool or a few hours at the playground. Paid Wi-Fi service is available, and the campground also offers mini-golf, hayrides, and a variety of sports courts. Most of the 140 campsites provide ample shade. Rates range from $47-$52 per night for RVs.

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What to Do at
Trough Creek State Park

Inside Trough Creek State Park

Be sure to bring your hiking boots to Trough Creek State Park because you'll need them to experience the challenging hiking trails that wind through the park's ravines and peaks. Check out the historic Ice Mineshaft, and hop on the short but difficult Balanced Rock Trail to see Rainbow Falls and Balanced Rock. If you're in the mood for a challenge, the 2.4-mile Burmbaugh Trail offers some of the best views in the park. Bring a mountain bike to ride the 3.5-mile Old Forge Road or fish for trout in the Great Trough Creek and Raystown Lake. When winter hits, bundle up for a thrilling snowmobile adventure on the park trails.

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How to Get to
Trough Creek State Park

The easiest way to reach Trough Creek State Park in an RV is to take Interstate 99 to Exit 23 and get off on Highway 164 east. From there, you can hop on Highway 26 north, cross Raystown Lake on Highway 994, and take Road 3031 north to Trough Creek.

Entering Trough Creek State Park

Trough Creek State Park is open 365 days a year. The park's day-use areas open at sunrise and close at sunset.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Trough Creek State Park

What is the climate of Trough Creek State Park?

Trough Creek State Park usually sees moderate summers and chilly winters. The temperatures can reach as high as 84 degrees and drop as low as 19. There's occasional rainfall throughout the year and significant snowfall in winter.

What is the best time of year to visit Trough Creek State Park?

Typically, the ideal times to visit Trough Creek State Park are during summer, when it will be warm and dry for outdoor fun. If you plan on snowmobiling, though, you should visit between December and February.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Trough Creek State Park?

There are great birdwatching opportunities at Trough Creek State Park. The area has a growing bald eagle population and is also home to scarlet tanagers, nuthatches, chickadees, pileated woodpeckers, and other avian species.

Are pets allowed at Trough Creek State Park?

You can bring your pets along to Trough Creek State Park, but they must always be on leashes of no more than six feet. Additionally, pets are not allowed in swimming spots, buildings, and other posted areas.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Trough Creek State Park?

The Trough Creek State Park Campground offers 29 quiet RV campsites. All 29 of the sites are spacious and feature electrical hookups, and there's an RV dump station at the campground as well.