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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Camping near Tunkhannock

My sister in law and her husband live out near tunkhannock. My niece turns 1 mid summer, and my wife and I were thinking about makig a weekend of things and camping when we go out for her birthday. Anyone have recommendations for a nice campground to tent camp in? At a glance I see Ricketts Glen and Lackawanna State parks are nearby. Never been to either, so I would appreciate reviews.

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Re: Camping near Tunkhannock

look up stoney mountain campground, it is in Tunkhannock. also Lackawana state park is a very nice place, pool, showers, clean. state run
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Re: Camping near Tunkhannock

Ricketts Glen has about 13 spectacular waterfalls stretched out over a few miles of trails. Well worth the hike to see them .Rustic campgrounds for tent camping. They may have other camping facilities but it has been a few years

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Re: Camping near Tunkhannock

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I live in Tunkhannock. Lackawanna State Park I have stayed at many times. Big lake for fishing along with hiking trails.The bath houses need updating but the camp sites are nice. Ricketts Glen also has a lake to fish along with the waterfalls and hiking trails. Stony Mountain Campground has a 13 Acre lake and just down the road is Steven Lake. The tent camp sites are at the bottom of the mountain that I hunt. My wife Grandparents started that camp back in the 60's. If you want to know anything else just shoot me a Pm.
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Re: Camping near Tunkhannock

Ricketts Glen is one of our favorite place to camp. We usually camp there at least once a year. A Penn State doctoral student did a virtural hike of the falls.
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Re: Camping near Tunkhannock

Slumber valley campground just outside of Meshoppen.It's about 10 minutes from Tunkhannock just off of rt 6.It's a nice place.I grew up in Tunkhannock but only make it back about once a year.There used to be a koa near Shadowbrook,which is only a few miles outside of Tunkhannock.Not sure if it's still open.
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Re: Camping near Tunkhannock

Rickets Glen and Lackawanna are both nice places but kind of far if you're there to visit someone.
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Re: Camping near Tunkhannock

http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0LEV...JDWJOEatP34DQ-

I grew up a few miles from there and used to religiously fish the Meshoppen creek that runs through it.It used to be real nice.I used to work with the guy who ownes it so I assume it still is nice.
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Sorry,I meant slumber valley but stoney mountain would also be convenient.

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Re: Camping near Tunkhannock

We're basically there for a B-day party on Saturday. The rest of the time is a mini vacation (hopefully).
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