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Stay the Night at Shawnee State Park

Make a reservation to stay the night at Shawnee State Park.

Camping

Flush toilets, warm showers, electric and full-hookup sites

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Shawnee State Park has 199 campsites that accommodate tents or trailers. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Many sites have electric service and some have full-hookup service, which includes sewer, water, and electricity.

Pets are permitted at designated campsites for a fee.

Some campsites are ADA accessible.

There is a sanitary dump station and centrally located shower houses with flush toilets, showers, and large utility sinks for dishwashing.

The camping season begins the second Friday in April and ends in late December.

Campers may stay in a state park campground up to 14 consecutive nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If reserving a Saturday during the summer season, a two-night minimum stay is required. Campers may camp up to 21 consecutive nights during the remainder of the year.

Shawnee State Park Campground Map (PDF)

Free Camping for Campground Hosts

Two host positions in the modern campground

The campground host site has amenities, including 50-amp electric service. Water is available onsite. The host is required to assist park personnel for 40 hours-per-week, five days-a-week. A long-term stay is preferred. Contact the park office for additional information and availability.

Lodging

Camping Cottages

Three camping cottages in the campground open the second Friday in April and close in late December.

Each cottage sleeps five people and has:

  • Wooden walls and floors
  • Windows
  • Electric lights and outlets
  • Electric heat
  • Bunkbeds (single/single & single/double)
  • Porch
  • Picnic table and fire ring
  • Nearby shower house

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Shawnee State Park Campground Map (PDF)

Camping cottages have a two-night minimum stay. They have a 14-night maximum stay in the summer peak season and a 21-night maximum stay in the non-peak season.

Yurts

Two round, canvas and wood yurts in the campground open the second Friday in April and close in mid-October.

A yurt sleeps five and has:

  • Canvas and wood walls, with windows
  • Wood floor
  • Four-burner electric range
  • Microwave
  • Countertop and cabinets
  • Refrigerator
  • Table and chairs
  • Electric lights and outlets
  • Electric heat
  • Bunk beds (single/single & single/double)
  • Skylight/vent
  • Porch
  • Picnic table and fire ring
  • Nearby shower house

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Yurt A can accommodate people with disabilities.

Shawnee State Park Campground Map (PDF)

Yurts have a two-night minimum and a 14-night maximum stay in the non-peak season. In the summer peak season, only weekly rentals (Friday to Friday) are available. The summer peak season rental period is the second Friday in June to the day before the third Friday in August.

Lakeside Lodge

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

This two-story house is on an island (accessible by vehicle) in Lake Shawnee. Available for rent year round, it sleeps eight people in four bedrooms with two double beds and four single beds. The lodge has air conditioning, heat, and a modern kitchen. A fire ring and picnic table are in the yard.

Amenities:

  • One full bathroom
  • Living room with sofa and chairs
  • Table and chairs in kitchen
  • Electric stove and oven
  • Refrigerator

Renters should bring their own linens and towels.

Lakeside Lodge has a two-night minimum and a 14-night maximum stay in the non-peak season. In the summer peak season, only weekly rentals (Friday to Friday) are available. The summer peak season rental period is the
second Friday in June to the day before the third Friday in August.

Organized Group Tenting

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

On the secluded Kegg Run finger of the lake, the organized group tenting area offers campers easy access to fishing, and canoe and kayak launching.

Four campsites each have a capacity of 20 campers or a total capacity of 80.

The camp has non-flush toilets and a hand-pumped well. Each site has picnic tables and a fire ring.

Organized youth and adult groups can rent the area mid-April through mid-October.

Advance reservations are required. Call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757) to make a reservation for group tenting.