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Promised Land State Park

Greentown, Pennsylvania


100 Lower Lake Rd
Greentown, Pennsylvania 18426
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 447
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.29964
Longitude: -75.21275

Elevation: 1854' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night in Beechwood loop with our dog. We walked around the CG and were met by the hosts. We were promptly admonished for bringing the dog onto the dog-free side of the CG We had not seen the signage. It would be better to have one loop entirely for pets allowed and the other loop pet free. The sites have minimal privacy and are arranged closely. Deer walk through the campsites. Quiet and private because it was not a weekend. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
PT2 Beechwood
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the Pickerel Point Campground. Site was level and easy to back in to. This was our second visit. Beautiful summer weather and the park was buzzing with families. The sandy beach looked inviting. Sites are semi-close together, but laid out so neighbors are not in your face. People were friendly and happy. Both RV and tent sites. Walked over to another campground which was empty. Was thinking that would have been better but met someone who said the bears were aggressive. Suddenly I felt happier about Pickerel and my neighbors. Would absolutely stay again. Hated to leave. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 116
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Back for another stay. Still a great place to camp although it has changed a bit under it's current poor management. Holiday weekends get really busy and the beach and it's parking area gets overwhelmed some times, but as stated this is usually only on the 3 day weekends of summer. Can't say anything about wifi or cell service and really couldn't care less about it when I'm camping. Some bear activity around the park when we were there. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Holly Ross Pottery is a neat place if you don't mind a half hour ride. A good rainy day stop. About 15 minutes north on rt. 390 is a nice miniature golf course and a day trip to the waterfalls in the Delaware Water Gap National Park offers great photo ops. Bushkill Falls is worth the trip as well.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the Pickerel Point of the park. We had full hookups (20/30/50 amp, water & sewer). There's no cable but we were able to pickup about 6 channels with our digital antenna. This place is absolutely stunning. The lake is crystal clear and the beach is spotless. You absolutely have to bring a kayak/inflatable boat, but if you don't own one, don't worry, you can rent one. All of the sites were spacious. Power ran a little on the low side during the heat of the day while everyone's A/C was running. The only complaint I had (which really isn't a real complaint) was that the grass needed cutting as it was pretty long and uncomfortable to walk through. Pickerel point is the most action packed part of the park. LOTS of kids and people enjoying themselves. If you're looking for a more secluded experience, the park has sections for that as well. We'll definitely return. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
136 Pickerel Point
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Must bring a kayak. You'll regret it if you don't!

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Review Count: 483
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 138

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Promised Land State Park is huge with 3,000 acres and it is surrounded by over 12,000 acres of PA's Delaware State Forest. They claimed it is easy to get here from interstates 80 and 84. We like to go to Scranton then take 84 east to exit 26 to 190 until you reach the Park Office. Only about 5 miles that way. There are 7 camping areas from rustic to full service and over the years we have stayed in three in the Lower Lake Area - Beechwood, Northwoods and Rhododendron. Our last two times we stayed at The Pickerel Point Campground located on the peninsula on the southern side of the lake. Easy walk to the museum and outdoor programs. This campground has 75 sites - walk-ins, no services, electric and full hookups. Our site was at the beginning of the loop near the newest bathhouse but we also like some of the full service sites - 153, 152, 151 and 150. Some of the best sites in this loop are the water edge walk- in sites. At the tip of the loop there is a beautiful beach where you can also put in a boat. This park has some sites open all year long. Activities in the park - swimming, boating, fishing, trail signing, hiking, hunting, biking, mountain biking, orienteering & geocaching, ice fishing, ice skating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The park is a good stop for us heading west out of RI for our first and last stop before we head home. This was our last night camping on a 7 week trip touring the eastern seaboard. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Pickerel Point 101
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here in a nice long pull thru that faced the woods...It took awhile before we found our campsite. Make sure you take on water prior to leaving the ranger station as there is none at the campsites ! Grass was high but then again it was in late September...not sure when the park closes for the season. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Beechwood PT3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

I will try and be as accurate as possible about what is going wrong at this park and still get it posted by the rather heavy handed censorship of this site . I have camped here for decades . Ive seen some changes over the years . Some good and Some not so good . Keep in mind there are six camping areas at this park . I just spent the Labor Day weekend in the Deerfield section . There are barking dogs everywhere . Saturday night and Sunday night there were some sites full of intoxicated people . The 2 car per campsite rule is not enforced so the place looked like a refugee camp . The six person per site rule seems to be forgotten as well . There were a few loud radios during the day but thankfully were turned down at night . The campground host does nothing but occupy a free campsite . There are far less ranger patrols than there use to be . These situations have been gradually becoming more frequent in the past few years ever since the current park management took over . Again , this is for Deerfield and not the other areas although we did walk through the pines campground and it looked pretty bad with overcrowded sites and lots of cars everywhere . But we still managed to have a good time and I must say the quiet hours were in fact quiet . We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Deerfield 220
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful park, lots to do. Hiking trails, water activities, swimming and biking all in the park. My review is on the camping section we stayed in. We stayed in the Beechwood section, PT1. The best two spots for privacy and lots of room are PT1 and 3, at opposite ends of the this park. Gravel driveway with grass and woods on this spot. We had electric only, water was from hydrants placed through out the park. One washer and dryer, front load. Same old issue with all camp grounds, people leaving stuff in them for hours. But the washer did an excellent job washing some very sweaty clothes from hiking. When you check in, a fill station is in the parking lot, use it as the roads are narrow and to fill in the parks camp grounds is tough. There are 5 sections of campgrounds, some with electric, full and no hook ups. You can ride your bike to all different sections, roads are pretty safe. We have ATT, and no cell service. Also no antenna TV. BUGS are an issue, no bug spray we had could discourage the mosquitoes. We were literally run off a trail by herds, flocks and swarms of them all over us. We were told it was a very wet year and they are bad. Dogs are off leashes on all trails we went on, 6 trails. Suppose to be leashed, but same all story with many camp grounds. Pets are only allowed on certain sections of the camp grounds, we were on the edge of a no pet section, meaning you couldn't walk your dogs in that area, so when you look for a camp site be sure to mark pets. Applies to cats too, we have one. The dump station across from the campgrounds has a bit of a steep section, check it out before deciding where to enter. An owl hangs out here due to the lake next to the dump station. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
pt1
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Promised land was broken promises. Had a beautiful site in a fantastic campground area but was a bad experience due to multiple camp sites blatantly violating quiet hours. In my experience at other PA state parks, ranger enforcement of rules is usually good. Promised Land had no ranger patrols and it was a free for all, especially with one large group on multiple sites. Aside from that, Promised Lands campgrounds are very nice. There are three main campground areas, some with multiple distinct areas. Pickerel Point extends into the lake and is the star (hard to get a reservation there). Surprised that the other campgrounds still had plenty of unused sites on a summer weekend, maybe because there are no playgrounds. Note that the Pickerel Point map shows a boat rental, that is wrong. The boat rental is by the day use area and it is outrageously overpriced ($25/hr). Lower Lake Rhododendron 528 A+ We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

This is a pretty park with many sites on a lovely lake. Most sites are high above the water, but we camped near a nice sandy beach with designated swimming area. Some have sewer while others do not. This is a forested park with curving roads though my husband seemed to have no trouble navigating them. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
150
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a country store before you enter the park where you can purchase essentials, but don't count on having restaurants nearby.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely state park, easy to access off I-84. We stayed in the Beechwood Loop in late April. Restrooms were still padlocked and there were very few campers - nice and quiet. Roads and most sites in this loop are asphalt and level. End sites (like ours) was a combination of gravel and grass. Lovely lovely park for hiking, fishing, and exploring. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Dogs are only allowed in some of the sites - you can't even walk your dog on a leash down 2 of the loops, which I guess is great for dog-phobic persons. Bear-proof trash cans. *XL Big rigs beware: Although the pull-through site we reserved and stayed in was more than large enough, getting in to the loop was difficult. We had to go the wrong way down a one-way, and still scraped the bumper on an open gate. Roads are single-width and have some tight turns with rocks, trees, and structures making turns difficult. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Beechwood PT-1
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful park, very clean and peaceful (at least during the off-season!). The Litte River Trail is awesome!

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here two nights and could not believe they have already winterized the campground. On Friday and Saturday night there were 43 campers using one toilet. It was 75 degrees both days. They clearly should have reopened the men's and women's bathrooms instead of all campers using the family bath toilet. They did not clean the bathroom all weekend. By the time we left it was an absolute disaster!

The park was pretty but the sites are close together. Site surface was a concrete pad and featured a fire ring. We will not be back here again. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful, large state park with large public use area for swimming, boat rentals, etc. Five different campground loops are very spread out and very different from each other. My loop, Northwoods, allowed pets and was very shady with good space between sites. Some were very un-level, though. Larger trailers and motorhomes need to get one of the pull-through sites or call the office for advice on getting a site big enough rather than rely solely on Reserve America info, some of which is wrong. Only negatives were the price (29.50 was for Electric only, non-resident, pet loop, on a weekday... add $4 for weekend nights), and the grass in the campground loop was not kept cut well at all (be sure to bring tick repellant). We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
450
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Dutch's Market in Greentown is about 8 miles away and is a nice, complete grocery store. Otherwise there is a small grocery store in the little village of Promised Land in the center of the park (on 390), but prices are very high. If coming from I-84, the easiest way in is the exit for 390 south (don't let your GPS take you through Greentown).

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Love this park for kayaking, and big spacious sites. New full hookup sites in Pickerel Point are a big plus. Only trouble is rules not followed. Also difficult with check in and check out at same time, 3:00. Some campers don't leave on time and leaves check in late as it is. Speed limit of 5 miles an hour is a total joke. Some doing 45-50, accident is waiting to happen. Supposed to be one wheeled vehicle and one wheeled camping unit per site. Our neighbors had a trailer, a pop up camper, a tent, and two vehicles on site. One check in ranger told us "just drive in and if your site is empty, can pull in, otherwise will have to wait". No one is checking sites there, or cleaning them for that matter. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
152
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your kayak/canoes!

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

State Parks never cease to amaze me. We stayed on Pickeral Point. A very good site with good paved roads. We took long bike rides along the lake and traffic was very light. A bit pricey for a state park but still very nice. We camped at Promised Land State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
pickeral point
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

bring your bike; the roads are very bike friendly

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