Fowlers Hollow State Park
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Introduction

The 104-acre Fowlers Hollow State Park lies in a narrow valley in Perry County, Pennsylvania, less than a mile away from Blain. This beautiful sanctuary of nature is the result of Fowlers Hollow Run, a small part of the enormous Susquehanna River and a tributary of Shultz Creek. Fowlers Hollow Run flows through the park and is the source of excellent trout fishing. Though small, this state park is favored among RV campers for a comfortable, serene, and relaxed camping. The campground offers 18 campsites, 12 of which also boast electric hookups. Book for yourself a spot in the campground any time of the year. Initially operating as a seasonal camping destination, this wonderful state park now offers year-round camping. April to October is the busiest yet most wonderful time for camping here at Fowlers Hollow. In the summer, you can enjoy the most abundant variety of recreation ranging from mountain biking and horse riding to outdoor picnics and hiking. Visiting in winters is no loss exciting either. You will still be able to entertain yourselves with fabulous options like hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling. The park borders the massive Tuscarora Forest, which is the recreational hub for most of the outdoor adventures at Fowlers Hollow.

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Transportation in Fowlers Hollow State Park

Driving

One of the smallest Pennsylvania state parks, Fowlers Hollow, can be found on less than a 15-minute drive from Blain, a borough in Perry County. The park is located about halfway between Harrisburg and Altoona, PA. The area is beautiful but mountainous, so watch out for winding and narrow roads. Make sure you check for road closures before hitting the road especially during the stormy winters.

You can freely drive your RVs, trailers, motorhomes, campers, or campervans on the park roads everywhere inside the park. Be mindful of the speed limits and park your vehicle only in a designated campsite or marked parking lots. You will find many unpaved parking options inside the park.

The park occupies just 104 acres, so everything is tightly packed together. You will quickly reach any desired location within the park without getting lost. Clear road signages also offer significant help in getting around the park. There is also no restriction on the length of vehicles you bring to or drive inside the park.

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Campgrounds and parking in Fowlers Hollow State Park

Campsites in Fowlers Hollow State Park

Reservations camping

Fowlers Hollow’s RV Campground

Fowlers Hollow’s RV campground is the wisest pick for those who love to camp in seclusion. If you are one of them, book one of its 18 pet-friendly campsites for a peaceful camping experience. 12 campsites feature electric hookups; others are non-electric. Out of those 12 electric sites, one site boasts a 50-amp connection whereas the rest offer a 30-amp connection. All non-electric sites are walk-in sites. You can also enjoy tent-camping in sites 1, 2, 6, 8, and 9. The campground also comprises an ADA accessible restroom. The restroom features flush toilets but no showers. Drinking water and a dump station are also available. Pet owners can take their furry friend to the pet walking area inside the campground.

Initially, the campground only offered camping seasonally from late March to mid-December. Now, you can enjoy camping in Fowlers Hollow at any time of the year. April to October is considered to be the best camping season. Reservations are accepted and can be made up to 11 months in advance. Unreserved sites are available on first-come, first-served basis. For the peak season, the camping limit is set as 14 consecutive days. During the off-season, you can claim a campsite for as many as 21 consecutive days. The maximum RV length varies from site to site, but each site can easily accommodate an RV longer than 40 feet.

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Seasonal activities in Fowlers Hollow State Park

In-Season

Picnicking

A few picnic tables in Fowlers Hollow State Park’s dense woodlands create perfect picnic vibes. Claim your spot and prepare some flavorsome barbecue for a hearty picnic meal. Complimentary grills are provided to RV campers. If the tables do not suffice, book for yourself Fowlers Hollow’s picnic pavilion. The only pavilion of the park can be reserved 11 months before bringing your rig or trailer to the park. The unreserved pavilion is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fishing

Fowlers Hollow Run, a fresh-water stream in Pennsylvania, flows in parts of Fowlers Hollow State Park providing more than just a sightseeing opportunity. This Pennsylvania freshwater stream provides spectacular trout fishing. Don’t forget to bring your fishing gear in the camper as trout fishing is an absolute delight here at Fowlers Hollow. If you are a fishing lover, May is perhaps the best time ever for you to camp at Fowlers Hollow. The stream receives abundant supplies of trout in the mid of May every year, so fishing is going to be undeniably extravagant.

Mountain Biking and Horseback Riding

Fowlers Hollow borders the massive Tuscarora State Forest, many of whose trails offer exciting opportunities of outdoor recreation for RV campers. Tuscarora’s Alfarata and Beaston trails have portions inside Fowlers Hollow which extend into the grand Tuscarora Forest taking mountain bikers and horseback riders for some lavish riding. Whether you ride your lovely horse or race your favorite bike, you are sure going to love the experience at Fowlers Hollow and neighboring Tuscarora.

Off-Season

Hunting

Hunting is beyond excellent at Fowlers Hollow State Park. Experience it yourself by coming over during the hunting season. Hunting season most often begins somewhere in the fall and lasts only for the off-season to minimize disturbance for the non-hunting campers. Turkey and deer hunting are particularly famous among hunters. Hunting is only permitted in the neighboring Tuscarora Forest which you can access from within Fowlers Hollow State Park. Openly carrying firearms and archery inside the park is prohibited. Keep all your weaponry inside your trailer when not hunting.

Winter Recreation

Imagine riding your snowmobiles in the wilderness of the Tuscarora Forest. Fowlers Hollow provides its campers the luxury of snowmobiling across unimaginable lengths of the Tuscarora wilderness. Snowmobiling begins at the end of deer hunt season in December and continues for as long as April 1 depending on weather conditions. If you get into the mood for skiing, you can get out of your RV anywhere and start gliding. Skiers are free to realize their skiing dreams in any area of the park. Two miles of skiing trails towards the southwest of the campground offer exclusive skiing in winters.

Hiking

Fowlers Hollow State Park is well-known for its hiking opportunities. Fowlers Hollow and the neighboring Tuscarora State Forest offer countless miles of trails to hike and explore. Park your campervan or trailer aside, put on your hiking boots, and get lost for a few hours into the labyrinths of Tuscarora Forest beginning at Fowlers Hollow. Make sure you grab a map of Tuscarora before heading into the forest. The forest covers unlimited acres of woods, and going deep into it comes with the risks of getting lost. With a map in hand, you can hike freely and enjoy endlessly.

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