Warmer weather is right around the corner, and that means camping season is almost here! Immerse yourself in the stunning outdoor beauty of the Pocono Mountains for a relaxing and rejuvenating escape.

Poconos camping season typically runs from late April to mid-October, and with dozens of locations throughout the region, we’ve got a style for everyone. Most of our campgrounds are family-owned and spread out across acres of wooded property, providing scenic backdrops and a wide range of bivouacking possibilities. You’ll even find on-site activities like kid-friendly happenings, game rooms, and water recreation at many properties.

Whether you'd like to disconnect from the modern world entirely or know you'll want to check the ‘likes’ on your campfire pic right away, you'll find campgrounds with just the amenities you're looking for in the Pocono Mountains. From tranquil tent sites to cozy cabins, read on for a breakdown of the best Poconos camping options for your vacation.

Tent Camping Sites

1. Tent Camping Sites

You can't go wrong with a classic! Most campsites in the Poconos are furnished with everything you need for traditional tent camping: a fire ring, picnic table, water and electric, plus technology and restrooms providing hot showers available upon request.

Hemlock Campground & Cottages in Tobyhanna has level, forest tent sites and lots of activities to enjoy like a playground, arcade, and recreation hall. Located in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Dingmans Campground features riverfront tent sites and an onsite general store with supplies and bike rentals. A LGBT+ adult camping resort in East Stroudsburg, Camp Out Mt. Nebo offers tent sites with scenic views and amenities like jacuzzi, games, and live shows. Want to "ruff" it with your pooch? Don Laine Campground welcomes pets and offers dog parks and trails on-site. Check out our other pet-friendly accommodations to include your four-legged best friend in your vacation fun!

Dingmans Campground

  • 1006 Route 209
  • (570) 828-1551

Dingmans Campground is a 65-acre, 134-site rustic campground located along the Delaware…

Camp Out Poconos

  • 446 Mt. Nebo Road
  • (570) 664-8100

Camp Out Poconos is the newest LGBT+ adult camping resort in the Poconos. Lodging options…

Don Laine Campground

  • 790 57 Drive
  • (610) 381-3381

Rediscover the joy of camping at a pet-friendly, family-owned and -operated business. Don…

RV Campsites

2. RV Campsites

Daily, seasonal, long term and year-round RV sites are available at many area campgrounds. Forgot to stock up your RV cupboards? Most campgrounds have stores for the convenience of tent and RV camping guests alike, offering ice, campfire supplies and snacks, just to name a few items.

Mountain Vista Campground has full hook-ups, 50 amp electric plus free TV and WiFi. Otter Lake Camprounds is a popular spot for RVing with some waterfront sites available on the 60-acre sparkling lake. Don’t own an RV but want to try one? Kim’s Cozy Campers in Hawley offers traveling camper rentals.

Otter Lake Camp Resort

  • 1639 Marshalls Creek Road
  • (570) 223-0123

Named one of the best 247 campgrounds in North America by Good Sam, Otter Lake Campground…

Kim’s Cozy Campers

  • 127 Mill Road
  • (570) 228-8004

Kim’s Cozy Campers offer warm and cozy traveling camper rentals that give you the feel of…

Cottages & Cabins

3. Cottages & Cabins

If you want to enjoy the great outdoors, but you're not quite ready to give up all the comforts of home, upgrade your camping experience with a stay at your very own fully-equipped cabin. Book a vacation at the Lakeside Cabins located right next to Lake Wallenpaupack, with heat and air conditioning to ensure you’re comfortable no matter the time of year. The six unique cabins at Magnolia Streamside Resort in Canadensis near Skytop feature amenities like fireplaces and fully-equipped kitchens. Keep your stay close to nature at RoundStone Camping Resort, situated on 400 acres in Weatherly, which offers both tent sites and rustic electric cabins with outdoor private showers and fire pits.

Lakeside Cabins

  • 270 PA 507
  • (570) 390-8710

The Lakeside Cabins are nestled in a natural woodland setting on Route 507 in Tafton PA at…

Summer Camps

4. Summer Camps

For many, the word “camping” calls to mind summer camps, and both children and adults can find a variety of exciting summer camp programs in the Poconos. Whether you're looking for a sleep-away camp for the season or planning to host a family reunion, the region's spacious camps offer something for everyone. Get a taste of summer camps in the area by watching the Pocono Television Network segment below!

For over 100 years, Camp Oneka has been providing a classic summer camp experience for girls in the Poconos on the shores of Fairview Lake. Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center offers adventurous programming, traditional activities like crafts, music, and boating, and faith-based opportunities like bible studies and campfire chapels. A private facility with a beautiful location for a wide range of organizations looking to host retreats, Trout Lake can accommodate groups from 35 to 275 people. Spring kicks off the busy season, and we recommend booking sooner rather than later. The earlier you make your camp reservations, the more availability you'll find!

Camp Oneka

  • 325 Route 390
  • (570) 226-4049

Camp Oneka is an ACA (American Camp Association) accredited camp for girls located on the…

Trout Lake

  • 1100 Twin Lake Road
  • (570) 620-0238

Trout Lake is the ideal retreat location for groups ranging from churches to schools…

Glamping in the Poconos

5. Glamping in the Poconos

You never knew camping could be this glamorous and luxurious! Glamping provides guests staying outdoors with many of the amenities they'd find at indoor accommodations, not to mention an aesthetic backdrop for photos. Watch the video below to learn more.

Glamping at Blue Mountain Resort begins with an ATV ride shuttle whisking guests to private sites with stunning views. Here you can reconnect with the outdoors by exploring hiking trails, fishing at the nearby pond or simply relaxing at your secluded camp site. Enjoy a luxurious tent stay at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort either on the North Lawn or right alongside the Delaware River. Nearby showers and restrooms, WiFi and electricity are included with your stay.

Glamping at Blue Mountain Resort

  • 1660 Blue Mountain Drive
  • (610) 826-7700

Glamping at Blue Mountain Resort is just like regular camping, but with the added comforts of home! Each of the 15 glamping sites at Blue are equipped with everything you need to stay comfortable on the mountain, including a canvas tent…

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

  • 100 Shawnee Inn Drive
  • (570) 424-4000

Weather overlooking the wild and scenic Delaware River or on the semi-secluded North Lawn of the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee Glamping is for guests who desire a luxurious outdoor retreat with the freedom to come and go as you…

Remember to be cautious with fire and plan to pack out any trash you bring in. Be a good steward of the local environment and leave no trace: check out even more tips and principles to camp overnight right.

Whether you've been dreaming of snuggling into a sleeping bag under the stars or planning a weekend cottage getaway filled with creature comforts as well as rustic charm, the Pocono Mountains has a camping option that's perfect for you and your family! Watch the Pocono Mountains Magazine special below to get some inspiration for your camping trip.

Be sure to check out our campgrounds, cabins and summer camps pages for more details, and don’t forget to explore our pet-friendly accommodations as well. Take a look at events and things to do in the area and plan an itinerary full of outdoor adventure for a camping vacation you won't forget. Get a glimpse of camping fun in the Poconos below!

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