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Family owned and operated since the 1970s, the J and D Campground lies on the bank of Roaring Creek just south of Catawissa. It’s only one mile from the Knoebels Amusement Resort and a deer farm while being within easy reach of numerous state parks.RV camping at the J and D Campground includes access to over 250 spacious, level sites, all of which have full hookups offering water, 30/50 amp electricity, sewer, cable TV, and wireless internet. Picnic tables and fire rings are also provided at each site, with firewood, ice, and propane available for purchase at the office. Clean bathrooms and showers are accessible to campers, as are washers and dryers.Recreational facilities at the J and D Campground include volleyball, badminton, and tetherball courts, as well as courts for basketball and shuffleboard. There’s a children’s playground where kids can let off some steam and a one-acre fishing lake, with both trout and bass for the taking. You can cool off in the lifeguard-supervised swimming pool during the summer months or challenge your family and friends on the 18-hole miniature golf course.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Just over an hour’s drive east of the J and D Campground is the Lehigh Gorge State Park, which encompasses more than 4,500 acres around the Lehigh Gorge. Carved by the Lehigh River over thousands of years, the gorge provides a spectacular setting for hiking and biking, with its 26-mile abandoned railroad accessing several waterfalls and remnants of the Lehigh Canal. Highlights include walking through the 1860's Turn Hole Tunnel and witnessing the Buttermilk Waterfall, which cascades 50 feet down a rocky ledge. The Lehigh Gorge State Park is also a renowned whitewater rafting destination, with family-friendly Class I and II rapids, as well as more challenging Class III options.Adjacent to the Lehigh Gorge State Park is Hickory Run State Park, a 15,990-acre reserve that sprawls across the Pocono Mountains. It’s home to Sand Spring Lake, which is a popular swimming spot in the summer months before transforming into an ice skating rink in the winter. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are also possible in the snow season. More than 40 miles of hiking trails wind through the park, including the famous Shades of Death Trail that passes through a colorful tract of rhododendrons. If you’re into hunting, white-tailed deer, black bear, and squirrels are all fair game in designated hunting areas.Head north from the J and D Campground, and you’ll arrive at Ricketts Glen State Park, which is considered one of the most picturesque natural areas in Pennsylvania. It’s home to more than 20 waterfalls that cascade along Kitchen Creek. Aside from hiking, the park is also a popular destination for kayaking on the waters of Lake Jean before transforming into a winter wonderland for cross-country skiing and ice fishing in the winter months.

Exploring the City

Campsites at the J and D Campground are just eight minutes’ drive from Catawissa, where you’ll find a supermarket for stocking up on grocery supplies. There are also gas stations here if you need to fill up your RV rental and a couple of eateries if you don’t feel like cooking.Catawissa was established in 1787 on land previously owned by William Henry at the confluence of the Susquehanna River and Catawissa Creek. A highlight of its downtown area is the Catawissa Friends Meetinghouse, a one-story log building that was used by Quakers as a meeting place as early as the 18th century. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.Partway between Catawissa and the J and D Campground is a large deer farm, which encompasses over 200 acres near Bloomsburg. More than 400 red deer are raised here, with tours offering up-close encounters that include hand-feeding. Jump aboard one of their wagons to see babies feeding and males fighting over territory, then browse the souvenir shops where t-shirts, hats, and antler keychains are available for sale.Camping at the J and D Campground also makes a convenient base for visiting Bill's Old Bike Barn, a motorcycle and Americana museum that houses almost 200 vintage motorcycles. Admire the early 20th-century Harley Davidsons and war-era Kettenkrad on display, then stroll down the recreated street of Billville, where you’ll find a retro-inspired barbershop, artifacts from the 1939 World’s Fair, and memorabilia from Elvis Presley’s heyday.Whether you want to stretch your legs on the hiking trails of eastern Pennsylvania or get up close to red deer, zero in on one of the campgrounds in Columbia County and start planning your next vacation.


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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.