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The Best Camping Sites in Erie, Pennsylvania

Monday Jun 10th, 2024

One of the best ways to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is to go off the grid and spend time reconnecting with nature. Camping options in the Erie region are plentiful, ranging from spacious tent and RV sites to lakeside cabins and cozy yurts. It’s time to pack the essentials and set out for an unforgettable getaway to Erie’s great outdoors.

Camping Near Erie’s Lakeshore

Lampe Campground:
Location: Foot of Port Access Road in the City of Erie along the shores of Lake Erie.
Lodging options: Tent and RV sites with full hookups (all sites are back-in)
Amenities: Free public boat launch, picnic tables, fire ring sites, laundry, shower facilities, 24-hour security, plus a convenient bike path that leads to Erie's Bayfront and Downtown districts and Presque Isle State Park.
Special note: All 42 campsites have beautiful views of Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. 

Lakeview on the Lake:
Location: Erie, PA in Lake Erie Wine Country
Lodging options: Mini cottages, motel rooms, cabins, and a vintage Airstream RV
Amenities: Heated swimming pool, board games, and a private beach accessible via bluff side staircase.

YMCA Camp Sherwin:
Location: Lake City, PA.
Lodging options: A mix of campsites and cabins
Amenities: Swimming pool, spray and play splash pad, a catch and release fishing pond, and playing fields.
Special note: YMCA Camp Sherwin is a public outdoor recreation and camping center. A YMCA membership is not required to enjoy the camp facilities.

Virginia’s Beach Lakefront Cottages & Camping:
Location: North Springfield, PA
Lodging options: Cottages and cabins (including lakefront options), camping sites with full hook-ups or primitive sites (no utilities)
Amenities: Kayak rentals, playground, catch and release fishing pond, and 46 acres of woods with designated hiking and biking trails.
Special note: Guests may bring their own boat (18' or less) and use Virginia’s Beach private launch to access Lake Erie.

Camping in Erie’s Countryside

Erie KOA Kampgrounds:
Location: McKean, PA

Lodging options: RV parking, tent campsites, cabins with and without bathrooms
Amenities: Catch-and-release fishing pond, giant checkers, heated swimming pool, indoor arcade, tether ball, GAGA ball (a tame version of dodgeball), Water Wars water balloon game, playground, pool tables, daily movie nights, weekend DJ dance parties, and Sunday pancake breakfasts.

Edinboro Lake Resort and Sunset Grill:
Location: Edinboro, PA
Lodging options: One and two-bedroom log cabins on Edinboro Lake
Amenities: On-site restaurant (Sunset Grill), kayak, canoe, and pontoon rentals, live music on weekends at the Sunset Grill, and fishing on Edinboro Lake.

Presque Isle Passage RV Park and Cabins:
Location: South Erie County directly off I-90, exit 18, Route 832

Lodging options: Oversized sites for RVs, campers, regular and family-sized tents, standard and deluxe cabins, yurts, accessible cabins and RV rentals. Most sites are pull-throughs
Amenities: Wi-Fi, cable TV, heated swimming pool, playground, game room, corn hole, outdoor games, and on-site convenience store.

Folly’s End Campgrounds:
Location: Girard, PA
Lodging options: Range of tent sites to full hook-ups
Amenities: 1.5-mile loop hiking trail, rec room, playground, ball field, and ½ mile frontage on Elk Creek, fully stocked fly-and-tackle shop and camping supplies.
Special note: Elk Creek is Pennsylvania's largest Lake Erie tributary and is a hot spot for fly fishing. 

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