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I plan on taking the wife on at least three car camping trips next year. I'll be doing some of the hikes in Jmitch's "Hiking the Endless Mountains" and some others that he's talked about here. I'd like to get oppinions on the quality of the camping facilities at:

1) Lackawanna State Park. Plan on doing 2 hikes close to the lake.

2) Laurel Hill State Park. Will hike in the park and through a section of forest on one day and the Roaring Run Natural Area on another.

3) Ricketts Glen. I'm very familiar with this park. I hope to hike the Beech Lake (i'd like to make it longer.) and White Gold circuits.


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1.  Nice campground, some sites are a bit close to each other.  Extensive trail system and many dayhiking opportunities.

2.  I really like this park.  Beautiful, secluded, near a lot of hiking in the Laurel Highlands.  But I didn't see the campground.

3.  Very nice campground, many sites are under hemlocks, but also very popular.

You should consider Worlds End SP, great campground, tons of hiking, and its near Forksville with some good places to eat.
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Mr H,

While at Lackawanna SP, you might want to check out these trails:

http://www.emnconline.org/cl_trails.php

There is a nice view, superb remains of the North Branch Canal, and a stunning bluebell display in May.  This is a section of the Susquehanna River famous for its beauty, sheer mountains rise over 1,000 feet above the water.
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We've stayed at Worlds End before and, as you know, hiked many of the trails in the vicinity as well as a backpack trip. We'll also be trying the Brunnerdale Rd. to Worlds End backpack this year. We got rained out last year. Thanks for the Endless Mountain Nature Center link. That really looks promising. It looks like it's down the road from your place.

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As jmitch said, Laurel Hill is very nice. I've done part of the Roaring Run area and the Laurel Highlands trail in the area. Didn't see the car camping area.

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It's supposed to be huge - over 200 sites.

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If you go to Laurel Hill you can stop at Mt Davis on the way up or back.  Good area for a day hike, was nicer than I was expecting.

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MRHyker  Down at Ohiopyle SP there is Kentuck Campgrounds. Don't know if they're open all year.  Check here,,, http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/ohiopyle.aspx  There is a short trail right from the campgrounds to Ohiopyle, over the Railroad bridge.

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