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					                                                           Crawford, Erie, Mercer & Venango Counties




                    Hiking & Camping Road Trip
Hiking & Camping – Crawford County

Sleeping in tents or with a bit more comfort in a cabin, whatever your preference, there is a place to accommodate
in the PA’s Great Lakes Region.

BLACK BEAR COTTAGES in Crawford County are sure to please the camper who prefers a few amenities.
These cottages even come with running water and cable TV! The picturesque grounds along CANADOHTA LAKE
have a GENERAL STORE, for any forgotten groceries or toiletries. The store also has internet access stations if you
can’t go a day without checking your email.

For a more rustic and traditional camping experience, head over to BROOKDALE FAMILY CAMPGROUND located
in Meadville. Brookdale accommodates tents, RV, and has cabins for rent. Kids will love camping here because
of the many activities available including the swimming pool, horseshoes, mini golf, paddle boat rentals and
game room. The campsite also offers a scenic hiking trail.

Also in Meadville is COLONEL CRAWFORD PARK along WOODCOCK CREEK LAKE. Offering 111 campsites with
almost half electric, here you can’t go wrong. Relax and cookout with one of the charcoal grills provided on site.

Drive over to CONNEAUT LAKE PARK CAMPERLAND offering tent sites, RV hookups and cabins. Nearby is a
public boat launch to Conneaut Lake. Also enjoy the park’s rides which provide fun for the whole family.
Visit RUNAMUCK CAMPING & RV SUPPLY on US Highway 6 for propane, firewood or one of 3,000 other items
regularly in stock. For the more serious camper who wants something permanent check out SHADYSIDE
CAMPGROUND in a wooded, quiet setting.

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In Linesville, visit MALLARDS LANDING FAMILY CAMPGROUNDS and PINE VIEW CAMPLANDS. Millards Landing
offers quality enjoyment in camping, fishing, swimming and boating. Pine View has a rec hall, store, fishing ponds
and a playground. Both campsites are affordable and family friendly.

A short drive to Pymatuning Lake will find you nestled amongst trees in the beautiful PYMATUNING COTTAGES.
Large enough for couples or families living together, these cottages are spacious and come with a fully equipped
kitchen and a washer and dryer in each.


Hiking & Camping – Erie County

Head over to ERIE KOA KAMPGROUNDS, the perfect getaway spot for great camping and fun with family &
friends Each Sunday enjoy a free pancake breakfast on the pavilion.

Located right on the edge of world famous Elk Creek is UNCLE JOHN’S ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND. Here you can
walk out of your cabin, tent or RV and be fishing within minutes! Even if you’re not a fisherman, the breathtaking
views, and calming sounds of nature make Uncle John’s Elk Creek Campground an ideal get-away. Also on
Elk Creek is FOLLY’S END in Fairview with many great fishing opportunities.

About 20 miles west of Erie, VIRGINIA’S BEACH CAMPGROUND on Lake Erie is a relaxing and unique lakefront
atmosphere of 45 mostly wooded acres and 1,100 feet of easy-access lake frontage. Enjoy the spectacular view of
one of America’s Great Lakes in a lake-front cottage or RV site. The sunset on the lake is rated among the best in
the world by National Geographic! There are also wooded, more secluded sites and rustic cabins which are only a
short walk away from the beach.

LAMPE MARINA offers waterfront camping & fun for the whole family. Located on the Erie Harbor Channel in Erie,
there are 42 back in sites which include H2O & 50AMP electric, dump station, restrooms, free public boat launch,
24-Hour security, picnic tables, fire ring sites & boat slips. Conveniently located to the campground is a bike path
to Erie attractions.

HILLS FAMILY CAMPGROUND is another great place to enjoy Erie camping. Also close to Presque Isle State Park,
Hills has full hook up, drive thru sites that can handle the largest RVs. Grassy, quiet sites in the trees, cozy family
cabins and a spacious two bedroom cottage are also available to fit anyone’s vacation plans.

Don’t forget SARA’S CAMPGROUND, an Erie favorite. Pitch your tent or park your RV along the shores of
beautiful Lake Erie! With over 12 miles of public beaches, bike paths and nature trails, and WALDAMEER PARK &
WATER WORLD just a stone’s throw away, it’s no wonder why Sara’s is the place to be at Presque Isle and Lake Erie!

Other camping sites in Erie include: CREEKSIDE CAMPGROUNDS, MOON MEADOWS CAMPGROUNDS,
PINE LANE CAMPGROUND and FAMILY AFFAIR CAMPGROUND.

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Hiking & Camping – Mercer County

CAMP WILHELM travel trailer park & campground is located in the northern part of Mercer County, Pennsylvania,
in a peaceful wooded location next to M. K. Goddard State Park & Lake Wilhelm. Lake Wilhelm offers all types of
fishing with lots of shoreline access and free boat launching. If you like biking or hiking, you will enjoy the new
12 mile blacktop trail that takes you along the shore and into the forest. This area is a bird-watchers paradise.
Other amenities include heated pool, camp store, arcade room, sand volleyball court, playground, horseshoes,
laundry room, restrooms and shower facilities.

GODDARD PARK VACATION LAND CAMPGROUND, one of the largest campground resorts in western
Pennsylvania, is located in Sandy Lake. Sitting on 85 acres with 602 spacious, level pull-through and back-in camping
sites. VacationLand offers picturesque wooded tenting areas and seven new camping cabins. The “wireless hot
spot” offers free internet access. Amenities include camp store, snack shack, playground, game room and laundry
facilities. Close to fishing, boating and golf courses.

Nearby, the MERCER/GROVE CITY KOA CAMPGROUND is nestled in the midst of a sportsman paradise and a
shoppers’ extravaganza. The campground features large sites (Premium Patio for those who want something
special), fire-rings and picnic tables. On-site is an 18 hole disc-golf course, doggy playground, heated pool, store,
geocache hunt, and game and craft hall. Activities include basketball, bocce, soccer, horseshoes, 1/3 mile nature
trail and nature observatory and fishing lake (catch & release).

Tucked along the bend of the Shenango River, the beautiful SHENANGO VALLEY RV PARK camping retreat rests
on 60 sloping acres. Surrounded by the Federal Park System of the Shenango Recreation Area, campers enjoy the
quiet seclusion this area has to offer. Grab your canoe, kayak, or fishing pole and head to the river. Wi-fi and cable
are available at your site. Amenities include, pool, recreational facilities, playgrounds, modern shower house and
Laundromat. Non-aggressive, quiet pets are welcome. Lots of scheduled activities that are kid friendly are offered.

Campers will enjoy the spacious and modern facilities of the SHENANGO RECREATION AREA campground at
Shenango River Lake. Enjoy nature’s beauty with premier fishing, boating (six boat launches), water skiing and
canoeing. The Seth Myers and Coonie trails (half mile, self-guided, interpretive nature trails) invite visitors to learn
about various habitats. The campground offers 330 campsites, many with electrical hookups. Amenities include
hot showers, flush toilets and a sanitary disposal station.

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Hiking & Camping – Venango County

Located in the historic Oil Region of Northwestern Pennsylvania, quiet and peaceful GASLIGHT CAMPGROUND is
an ideal RV camping destination to relax, have fun and enjoy some of the most breathtaking natural beauty east of
the Mississippi.

KOZY REST KAMPGROUND caters to the needs of everything from the biggest of big rigs to tents. Kozy Rest
offers rental cabins and yurt rentals for people who are new to camping. RV campsites are large and wooded, and
also offers a special group area called Kozy Club Arena, with 23 campsites surrounding a wonderful picnic pavilion.
With the recreation hall sitting adjacent, the Kozy Club Arena is the ideal place for a group, rally or reunion.

Escape to the historic oil region of Pennsylvania at OIL CREEK FAMILY CAMPGROUND. For RVs, full hook-up or
water & electric sites are available. Tent campers can enjoy a wide range of rustic sites including special secluded,
individual wooded sites with privacy but close to facilities. Cabins and trailers are also available for rent.
Picnic tables and fire rings available at all sites.

Now open all year-round, TWO MILE RUN COUNTY PARK contains 2,695 acres of forest and field, plus 144 acre
Justus Lake. Reservations for the Campground, Pavilions, Cottage and the Farmhouse are taken on a first come,
first serve basis.




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