General Camping Info

Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association

If you’re planning your family camping vacation to Pennsylvania, you can refer back to this area of our website to learn helpful or important tips prior to your camping vacation. We want to help Pennsylvania campers be as prepared as possible so you can enjoy your stay with one of our members and make incredible family memories!


When camping, it is not unusual to have friends come for a visit or even stay overnight. Many campers are confused when the campground charges a fee. You may think, "Haven't I paid for my space?"" It is not that our campground owners do not want visitors; it is simply that the facilities can only handle so many people. Excess people cause strain on restrooms, pools, and other facilities. They cause extra utility expenses which must be paid for. Who should pay for all this? You, the camper? No, the visitor. Please advise all visitors that they may be charged a fee for use of the campground facilities.


Tens of millions of ash trees have been lost to the Emerald Ash Borer, which usually kills ash trees within 3-4 years of infestation. Larvae of this beetle feed in the tissues under the bark of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.), causing the girdling and death of branches and entire trees. Currently, emerald ash borer can be found in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer, and Westmoreland Counties in the west and Mifflin County in the central part of the state. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has imposed quarantine in those seven counties. The quarantine is designed to help slow the spread of the beetle. One of the most important things we can do to protect trees is stop moving invasive pests and diseases to new areas on firewood. It's really that simple: don’t move firewood, and keep trees healthy and alive. Check out the this website to see what you can do to help prevent the spread of the disease: