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Stay the Night at Promised Land State Park

Make a reservation at Promised Land State Park.

Rustic Cabins

Nestled within evergreens and adjacent to Lower Lake, the Bear Wallow Cabin Colony has 12 rustic rental cabins that were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s. Linens are not provided.

These rustic cabins each have:

  • Fireplace insert
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Electricity
  • Outdoor fire ring
  • Adjacent private bathroom

Dogs are permitted in Cabins #9, #11, and #12. Pets are prohibited in Cabins #1-8 and #10.

Whittaker Cabin sleeps eight guests. Linens are not provided.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Cabin #9 is ADA accessible.

Scattered around Promised Land State Park are 224 privately owned cabins on leased state park land. Please respect the property rights of these cabin owners.

Promised Land State Park Cabin Map (PDF)


Flush toilets, warm showers, electric hook-ups, some full-service hook-ups

There are six camping areas. Campgrounds vary from rustic (flush toilets, no showers, and no electricity) to full hookup (sewer, electric, and water hookup on site). All campgrounds are near swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking.

Camping Reminders

  • The maximum stay in all camping areas is 14 days during the summer season and 21 days during the off-season
  • Campers must vacate the park for 48 hours before setting up again
  • Campers are allowed one vehicle per site
  • Extra car passes may be purchased for a fee
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • Campground facilities are ONLY open to those staying at that campground
  • Pets are permitted on designated sites in some campgrounds and must be on a leash of six feet or less at all times. Pets are prohibited in park buildings.

Lower Lake Campground

On the western edge of Lower Lake, this modern campground includes Beechwood, Northwoods, Rhododendron, and Hemlock Hills areas. There is a dump station at the entrance of Lower Lake Campground.

Beechwood is open from early April through mid-October. Modern facilities are available Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Best suited to RVs, this modern campground offers:

  • Warm showers
  • Flush toilets
  • Electricity
  • >Laundry facilities

The campground offers 106 campsites, some of which allow pets.

Northwoods has 48 sites and is open early May through mid-October. It offers:

  • Warm showers
  • Flush toilets
  • Electricity
  • Laundry facilities

Pets are allowed in this campground on designated sites.

Rhododendron is located near Lower Lake and contains 63 campsites that are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please contact the park office for specific dates. It offers:

  • Warm showers
  • Flush toilets
  • Electricity on some sites

The area is not open to pets.

Hemlock Hill Equestrian Campground has six individual sites and is open early May through mid-October.

The campground area includes:

  • Vault toilet
  • Water for horses
  • Manure pit
  • Adjacent to miles of equestrian trails in Delaware State Forest

Each campsite has a:

  • Picnic table
  • Fire ring
  • Lantern post
  • Stall that accommodates either three or four horses

Modern restrooms with hot showers and dump station are nearby.

Promised Land State Park Lower Lake Campground Map (PDF)

Pickerel Point Campground

On a peninsula on the southern side of Promised Land Lake, Pickerel Point has 75 campsites and three camping cottages. Limited sites and the camping cottages are open year round. An unguarded swimming area is at the end of the peninsula.

The campground offers:

  • Rustic walk-in sites
  • Electric sites
  • Full hook-up sites with sewer, water, and electric on site

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. An ADA accessible campsite is available.

The entire area has two shower houses with laundry facilities and one restroom.

Designated sites are open to pets.

Camping cottages have:

  • Electric heat and outlets
  • Bunk beds
  • Table and benches
  • Grill and a fire ring

Linens are not provided. The cottages are next to a shower house in Pickerel Point Campground.

Promised Land State Park Pickerel Point Campground Map (PDF)

Deerfield Campground

Tucked into the trees and rocks, Deerfield Campground is just south of Promised Land Lake and is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. This rustic area contains 34 campsites with flush toilets and no electricity. Use of Pickerel Point Campground showers is included in the campsite fee.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. An ADA accessible campsite is available.

Pets are allowed on all sites.

Promised Land State Park Deerfield Campground Map (PDF)

The Pines Campground

At the northwestern end of Promised Land Lake is the Pines Campground, which is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend. It offers 58 rustic campsites without electricity. The restrooms have flush toilets. Pay showers are available in the picnic area. A paved trail leads to the picnic area and main beach.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. ADA accessible campsites are available.

Promised Land State Park Pines Campground Map (PDF)

Free Camping for Campground Hosts

Six host positions

The campground host site has amenities that include 30- or 50-amp electric service.

The host is required to assist park personnel for five days per week (40 hours), including weekends, with a four-week minimum stay.

Contact the park office for additional information and availability.