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Blue Knob State Park

124 Park Road

Blue Knob State Park offers year-round wilderness adventures on 6,128 acres of woodland. The park is in the northwestern tip of Bedford County, west of I-99. Altoona, Johnstown and Bedford are within 25 miles of this scenic park.

The elevation of the park can cause air temperatures to be several degrees cooler than the surrounding cities. The annual snowfall averages about 12 feet. One of the unique features of the park is the solitude it provides the visitor. There are many opportunities to enjoy the quiet and refreshing serenity of the mountains and streams.


Martin Ball

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Not a bad state park but certainly not great. The bathrooms were very clean and nice compared to the countless other state parks we have been to through Michigan to Florida. The marking/signage in this park is awful, they have one sewage dump receptacle and water hose which is half way in the camping area. The potable water is not labeled and has no hose on it just a fresh water pipe from the ground just before the sewage dump. Most of the sites are small on the outside loop which is all I would consider, since all the inside sites are just in a open field with no shade. Be careful when looking at site pictures if you make reservations they are very good at taking deceiving angle pics(I spend a lot of time trying to find a perfect private site and ours listed that it would fit a 30' camper with slideout, it did indeed barely, my slide was almost touching the power box). There is no camp store of any size, no DNR station at entrance to the camping area either, that would be located at one of the entrances to the park and off a side road about a mile away from the entrance to the camping area. Firewood has to purchased from locals and I would visit the second home that's on the left who tarps the wood and is priced better than the first house who leaves small divided piles out uncovered and only about 6 sticks per pile for 5 bucks. They do have trails but really no detailed description of anything interesting like rock formations small creeks with rapids or anything. It was quiet and relaxing we had the camp ground pretty much to ourselves most of the time. The pool was very nice and really the only thing the kids enjoyed a 8yo and 2yo. Overall a OK park but wish we had camped further south like we do usually in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginias or North Carolina where the parks have great trails and overlooks/viewing areas of the mountains(this park has a lot of potential but I guess Pennsylvania doesn't care for its camping tourism).

Art Granzeier IV

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Extremely cheap rates with great comfort. Long distance between cabins and tent/camper area.

Barry Van Gemert

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
My favorite PA state park. Modern bathrooms! We go during the week and have the place to ourselves.

Larry Fuller

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Excellent state park; clean, well maintained, beautiful, wonderful nature hikes, affordable!

Bob Watson

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Great park this is were i went to camp chilly at night in August

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