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Parker Dam State Park, PA

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Parker Dam SP is located in west-central Pennsylvania near the town of Penfield. It's a convenient stop for through travelers, being only about 8 miles from I-80, and it's lake makes it a great family vacation destination. The park is well maintained and the campground, with its paved sites and mix of sun and shade, is very pleasant.

Date of visit: June 2017

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We arrived on a very warm day in early June, so getting a shady site was our goal. The folks in the office were very courteous and gave us a list of available sites from which to choose. Site 2 was perfect, tucked into the trees, but with an open view out to the campground. The Camp Host came by within just a minute or two of our arrival to introduce himself.

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Much of the campground has a pleasant feel with lots of grass and shade trees. This was the view from our site looking down the road with sites 3-15.

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Sites 16,17 and 19.

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Sites 48, 21, 20, 18 and the Host site in the background.

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There is a loop with a number of sites without electric hookups. A few are fairly sunny, but most are more shaded than the rest of the campground. These are sites 51 and 50.

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Sites 57,55 and 53.

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Sites 64, 66 and 68.

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If you have a pet with you, you'll need to choose from among sites 70-100. Here are sites 72, 74 and 76.

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In the foreground is site 102, with sites 79, 81 and 83 in the background.

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These are sites 28-36, with the even numbers on the left and odd on the right.

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Also in the pet area are sites 99, 97, 96 and 94.

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Sites 46, 44 and 42.

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There are three bathhouses in the campground. This is the newest of the three and features laundry facilities along with free hot showers.

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Another bathhouse also has showers, while the third has only sinks and toilets.

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In the center of the campground is a nice play area for the kids.


23 full hookup sites: $41-$45

56 Electric sites: $28-$32

29 Non-electric sites: $21-$25

$5 transaction fee, $2 pet fee, $4 surcharge weekends/holidays

Over-62 senior discount $4.50


Free showers


RV dump station

Central water taps


 Hiking,Swimming, Fishing, Hunting, Boating

Rental paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats

Entrance gate coordinates: 41.193881, -78.512022

Elevation: 1673ft ~ 510m

Campsite Map

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