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Stay the Night at Colonel Denning State Park

Make a reservation for Colonel Denning State Park.


The 49-site, tent and trailer campground opens the opening day of trout season and closes the day after rifle deer season in December.

Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Restrooms with warm showers and a sanitary dump station are also in the campground.

Pets are permitted on designated campsites.

Firewood and ice are for sale at the campground host site.

Colonel Denning State Park Campground Map (PDF)

Free Camping for Campground Hosts

One host position

The campground host site includes 50-amp electric service.

Hosts are required to stay a minimum of two weeks; however, park would prefer a one-month stay. Responsibilities include assisting with light maintenance and housekeeping from Friday through Sunday and those holidays occurring on Monday.

Contact the park office for additional information and availability.

Organized groups

Organized Group Tenting

Qualified adult and youth groups may reserve the organized group tenting area for overnight use.

The organized group campsite can accommodate a maximum size group of 20 people.

This walk-to space includes:

  • Five tent pads
  • Lantern holders
  • Large fire ring
  • Picnic tables

To reserve a group tent campsite, call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., except on the Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day holidays.