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Stay the Night at Raccoon Creek State Park

Make a reservation for Raccoon Creek State Park.

Camping -- modern sites

flush toilets, warm showers, some electric hook-ups

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Sites B1, B2, B3, and F21 are ADA accessible.

The 172 modern tent and trailer campsites have access to flush facilities, warm showers, and the option of electricity. Each site also has a picnic table and fire ring. Pets are permitted in C and F campsite loops.

The wooded campground offers:

  • Selection of secluded or adjoining sites
  • Playground
  • Five central washhouses
  • Sanitary dump station

Camping seasons:

  • E and F campsite loops are open from the second Friday in April to mid-October.
  • A, B, C, and D campsite loops are open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend

Raccoon Creek State Park Campground Map (PDF)

Camping -- rustic sites

Sioux Rustic Campground is open year round.

Water and pit latrines are available.

Access is not guaranteed during severe winter storms.

Free Camping for Campground Hosts

one host position

The modern campground host site has amenities that include 20-, 30-, or 50-amp electric service. The host is required to assist park personnel with performing daily campground duties and providing information to campers Fridays through Mondays and during holidays/special events.

There is a three-week minimum stay requirement and a six-week maximum limit. Contact the park office for additional information or availability.

Backpacking

19.5 miles

The Pioneer and Sioux backpacking areas both offer five Adirondack shelters and five tenting sites. These shelter and tent sites are for backpacking only and can be reserved through the park office or online under “Permits and Wilderness.”

The Heritage, Forest, and Appaloosa trails make up the green-blazed Raccoon Loop Backpacking Trail, the longest loop trail in the park.

Lodging

Modern Cabins

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Cabin #10 is ADA accessible.

The 10 modern cabins contain:

  • Furnished living area
  • Kitchen/dining area
  • Full bathroom
  • Two or three bedrooms that sleep six or eight people

The cabins have electric heat and are available for rent year round.

Cabin users must bring their own cooking and eating utensils and bed and bath linens.

Pets are prohibited.

The summer season rental period begins the second Friday in June and ends the Friday after the third Thursday in August. During this time, all cabins must be rented for a one week period, beginning on a Friday.

All other rental periods are considered off-season and cabins must be rented for a minimum of two nights, up to a maximum of 14 consecutive days.

Raccoon Creek State Park Cabin Map (PDF)

Lakeside Lodge

This three-bedroom cottage sleeps 10 people. The lodge has:

  • Full kitchen with cookware and table ware
  • Dining room
  • One and one-half bathrooms
  • Living room with a fireplace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Central heat and air conditioning
  • Large patio area with an outdoor gas grill

Pets are prohibited.

Items the renters need to bring with them are:

  • Bed linens
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • First aid kit

Optional items to consider bringing are:

  • Bow saw
  • Matches
  • Lawn chairs
  • Cell phone
  • TV w/antenna
  • Radio

The summer season rental period begins the second Friday in June and ends the Friday after the third Thursday in August. During this time, the lodge must be rented for a one-week period, beginning on a Friday. All other rental periods are considered off-season and the lodge must be rented for a minimum of two nights, up to a maximum of 14 consecutive days.

Organized Groups

Organized Group Tenting

There are six group tenting areas in the western side of the park.

Sioux A and Sioux B are located within the Sioux Rustic Campground and accommodate 20 and 60 people respectively. Sioux is open year round and pets are permitted.

The more remote Pioneer area is divided into four group tenting sites:

  • Apache -- 60 people
  • Blackfeet -- 20 people
  • Cherokee -- 60 people
  • Mohawk -- 40 people

Pioneer areas are open from mid-April to the end of November and pets are prohibited.

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.

Organized Group Cabin Camps

These three camps are rented from mid-April (earliest) to mid-October (latest), for a nominal fee to nonprofit, organized, adult and youth groups like scout, YMCA, school, church, or other organizations.

The camps contain rustic lodges, dining halls, cabins, and utility buildings:

  • Camp #1 holds 30 campers
  • Camp #2 holds 130 campers
  • Camp #3 holds 80 campers

Reservations are made at the park office for long or short group cabin camp rental periods. Seasonal availability varies.

Maps and rosters for the group cabin camps

Camp #1 Organized Group Cabin Camp Map and Roster (DOC)

Camp #2 Organized Group Cabin Camp Map (PDF)

Camp #2 Organized Group Cabin Camp Roster (DOC)

Camp #3 Organized Group Cabin Camp Map (PDF)

Camp #3 Organized Group Cabin Camp Roster (DOC)