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Old 01-15-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Advice on Knoebel's Campground Sites?

Hi all,

I'm organizing a three day weekend to Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA in June for family friends. I've never been, and I hear the park is amazing retro fun. I'm thinking of the on-site campground for ease of access for our 11 strong horde of active kids. Lake Glory doesn't permit tents, so that's out for this group.

I have the only trailer (my 28' International) and the other two families are bringing tents. I'm assuming a two-site setup will work well for space and privacy.

I have no sense, though, of the quality and size of sites from the Knoebel's web site or park map. Any advice?

Thanks in advance,

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Old 01-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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J & D Campgrounds
(next to Knoebels)
973 Southern Drive
Catawissa, PA 17820
(570) 356-7700

Full hookups

Great place, clean baths, close by, pool, etc..

Had a caravan stop over there in 2011.


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Old 01-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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The sites in the lower part of the campground are smaller - I was able to squeeze in my B190 but wouldn't have even fit the tow dolly, let alone a car. (Fortunately, being at Knoebels, I didn't need one. ) I'd definitely get something farther up the hill if you want to stay at that campground, and I know my parents had their 34' in one. These are farther from the park but still within walking distance. Come with a full tank of water - you can fill it there, but everyone else will be doing the same thing.

J&D is nice, too, and just down the street.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips! I've had great advice suggesting J & D. But the big open question is the fact that we will have eleven kids with us, and it's hard to beat the walk-in convenience of on site. Sounds like up the Hill is an acceptable compromise.

If it's just us and maybe one other family with a trailer, we'll check out J&D.


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Old 01-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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Knoebels is amazing. Everything is true that you read about Knoebels. BEST FOOD ANYWHERE. Anyway, the sites up in the back on Sacaswewhan SA52, SA54, SA56, SA58 are great sites that back up to woods and this is the quietest part of Campground. Beginning in February you must send them a letter requesting to camp. (they have alot of repeat campers every year) Ask for these specific sites if you want a little bit of privacy. It usually takes them about three weeks and they'll send you the sites you picked out or whatever they might have available. Anyway, take what they give you, you will not be disappointed!
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A Great Park!

We have camped there with our kids for near 30 years. It is one of those parks that make you want to return. There is no outrageous entrance fee to the park, lots of free entertainment, great food (try Cesari's Pizza and birch beer), all under towering pines. We have stayed at both Knoebels Campground and Lake Glory. Keep in mind you will only have water or septic at Knoebels. Lake Glory has both. It has been mentioned that the original section (closest to the park) is very tight and probably suitable for smaller units and tents. There is a field when you first pull in that larger units will fit; however, you have the playground right there and hear all the sounds of the park. If you need a bigger site and less noise...try the "Canadian Provinces" (as has been mentioned). Take your bathing suits as they have a great swimming pool with waterslides and a concession stand. It is spring fed but very refreshing on a hot day. We will be going back again this's one of our favorite places to camp. Kids love it...even older kids.

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