Our Favorite Places to Sleep Under the Stars Around Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia. This proudly unique and historic city has been a center of activity since the beginnings of the nation, and continues this role into the present. From our foundations, through countless episodes of discovery, invention, sport, expression, and chapters of American culture, the common spirit of this city is evident in its happenings year round. Make the city of brotherly love your destination, and tour Pennsylvania with some of our favorite places to sleep under the stars and enjoy the great outdoors.

Nockamixon State Park

Nockamixon State Park is one of Philadelphia’s most popular state parks, drawing crowds to enjoy boating, fishing, ice skating, ice fishing, whitewater kayaking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, swimming, picnicking, and camping. With a variety of camping, recreation, dining, and nature watching areas, visitors will find something for everyone here at Nockamixon State Park. We recommend the wide camping areas as a great place to regroup with your parties and watch the skies over Pennsylvania at nighttime, for those best nights spent in good company and stargazing. 

French Creek State Park

Hunting, fishing, disc golf, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and camping are just some of the activities here at French Creek State Park, among its number of trails, settings, and habitats to explore. For those travelers who wish to stay in the Philadelphia wilderness but without leaving the amenities and comfort of home, there are heated cabins, restrooms, showers, dining halls, and washhouses available both to campers and for rental. 

Ohiopyle State Park

For those visitors who can make the trip a bit farther out into Pennsylvania, Ohiopyle State Park and the Appalachians are a hidden gem of this region, one of the “must-see parks” of the area. Featuring some of the best whitewater boating areas of the nation, the famed falls and views of the Appalachian foothills, Ohiopyle State Park is a great attraction for both the daring visitor and those who want to make the most of their time in the Pennsylvania wilderness. Aside from those who brave the many falls, the sheer number of campsites, stunning and enchanting fall trails and wooded areas, and other outdoor recreation areas including ballfields, playgrounds, volleyball courts, and pavilions, Ohiopyle State Park is equipped to make your stay as comfortable as it will be entertaining. For those travelers wanting to see some of the best Pennsylvania has to offer and challenge themselves on some of the nation’s most esteemed whitewater falls, come to Ohiopyle State Park!

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