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Stay the Night at Blue Knob State Park

Make a reservation at Blue Knob State Park.

Camping

Flush toilets, warm showers, electric sites

The 50 tent and trailer sites are open from the second Friday in April to mid-October.

Sites are in open fields and wooded areas. Two sites are walk-in only.

Most sites have electric service. Water, a sanitary dump station, modern restrooms, and playground equipment are available.

A campground host is usually in attendance during peak activity days.

Blue Knob State Park Campground Map (PDF)

Free Camping for Campground Hosts

One host position

Modern campground host site amenities include 30 or 50-amp electric service.

Hosts are required to assist park personnel for 40 hours per week. A two-week minimum stay is required.

Contact the park office for additional information and availability.

Backpacking

Constructed in 1977 by the Youth Conservation Corps, the Lost Turkey Trail is a 26-mile trail traversing state park, state forest, state game lands, and private lands. Distance markers are at one-kilometer intervals.

Overnight camping along the trail is only permitted in Gallitzin State Forest. A camping permit is required for overnight stays of more than one night. For more information, call Gallitzin State Forest at 814-472-1862.

Hikers should acquire maps and information on parking areas, trail conditions, and regulations prior to hiking. Many people use sections of this trail for day hikes.

Lodging

Modern Cabins

Three cabins are available to rent.

The Fishers Haven and Bear Den cabins sleep four people. The Directors Cabin sleeps six.

The cabins are available from the second Friday in April through the last weekend of October.

Cabins offer:

  • Electric heat
  • Air conditioning
  • Two bedrooms
  • Living room
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Coffee maker
    • Refrigerator
    • Electric range
  • Picnic table and fire ring

Renters must supply their own bed linens, towels, dishes, cookware, and utensils.

In the summer peak season, the cabins and house only rent by the week. In the non-peak season, the minimum rental is two days. Advance reservations are recommended.

The Twin Fawn House

The Twin Fawn House sleeps eight and is available year round. Located along Route 869, this ranch style house sits on a hillside overlooking the rugged terrain of the mountains. While not adjacent to any day use areas in the park, this is a popular rental for families to enjoy the many recreational offerings of Blue Knob including fishing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, and downhill skiing.

The house offers:

  • Three bedrooms
    • Two sets of single bunkbeds
    • Two single beds
    • One double bed
  • Living room with couches and chairs
  • Two full bathrooms
  • Kitchen
    • Electric range
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee maker
    • Toaster
    • Microwave
  • Dining room with table and chairs
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • Game room
  • Enclosed porch
  • Picnic table and fire ring

Renters must supply their own bed linens and towels. A limited supply of dishes, pots, pans, and dinnerware are provided.

In the summer peak season, the house rents by the week. In the non-peak season, the minimum rental is two days. Advance reservations are recommended.

Organized Groups

Organized Group Cabin Camp

A 100-person capacity camp is available for overnight use to organized groups from June through August.

The group cabin camp offers:

  • Sleeping quarters
  • Bathroom and shower facilities
  • A large dining hall/kitchen complex

Reservations are based on previous long-term use, priority for youth groups, length of stay and number of people. Contact the park office for additional information.