Surrounded by the dense wilderness of the Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua East KOA is the perfect base for getting away from it all in northern Pennsylvania. It’s surrounded by a diversity of hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as fishing in the nearby Allegheny Reservoir. Soak up the views from the elevated viewing platform and keep your eyes peeled for deer and other wildlife that regularly meander through the RV park.RV camping at Kinzua East KOA includes access to a range of full hookups with either 30 or 50-amp electrical connections. Big rigs up to 80 feet in length can park here, and complimentary Wi-Fi is included in your stay, with firewood and propane available to purchase on-site.Kinzua East KOA’s swimming pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend, and there’s also a snack bar where you can pick up treats. Hunting for both big and small game is possible at certain times of the year while you’re within easy access of the world-class golf course in Bradford.

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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.

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


Delivery or Pickup

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

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


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 host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Camping at Kinzua East KOA puts you in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest, which sprawls across more than 500,000 acres in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Aside from being the center of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry, it’s also a recreation hub, with everything from fishing and boating to hiking and cycling on offer. If you’re coming through Bradford, stop in at the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau to pick up hiking maps and chat with the staff about what to do, or you can grab a map once you arrive at the RV campground. Just to the east of the Allegheny National Forest is the Kinzua Bridge State Park, which boasts a spectacular, glass-bottomed skywalk spanning the Kinzua Gorge.Camp in an RV near Bradford and you’re also on the doorstep of Elk State Forest, named after the elk that were reintroduced here from the Rocky Mountains in the early 20th century. Various hiking trails crisscross the almost 200,000 acres of forest, ranging from the short Fred Woods Trail to the 30-mile-long Bucktail Path.Adjacent to the Elk State Forest is the Susquehannock State Forest, which is named after the Native American Susquehannock tribe who once inhabited the region. It’s a popular destination for trout fishing and hunting, as well as a range of snow sports during the winter months. If you’re a trekker, you can follow part of the 85-mile Susquehannock Trail System that accesses the magnificent landscapes of the Hammersley Wild Area.A short hop across the border into New York State will take you to Allegany State Park, which forms part of the Allegheny Highlands ecoregion. It’s divided into two main sections - the Red House Area in the northeast and the Quaker area in the southwest - with plenty of recreational pursuits on offer. Gain insight into the park’s natural and human history at the Old Quaker Store Museum, then stretch your legs on the hiking trail that leads to Bridal Falls or take advantage of the snow pursuits at the Art Roscoe Ski Area.

Exploring the City

Motorhome campers are within easy access of numerous supermarkets and services in nearby Bradford where you can pick up grocery supplies or dine out. There are also plenty of gas stations in Bradford if you need to fill up your RV rental, along with one slightly closer to Kinzua East KOA in Custer City.If you’re interested in the oil history of the city, you can stop by the Penn-Brad Oil Museum that preserves the unique heritage of the Bradford Oil Field. This late-19th-century oil field once provided more than 80% of the United States’ total oil output and was the country’s first billion-dollar oil field. Discover the story behind “Music Mountain,” which was named for “the unexpected sound of oil, rushing from the earth” as you wander through the buildings and industrial equipment that remain.You can spend a day exploring the Bradford Downtown Historic District, which includes more than 130 contributing buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Highlights include the Victorian Romanesque Revival-style Bradford Old City Hall that dates to 1897 and the Bradford Armory that was built in 1912 for the 16th Infantry of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Also in Bradford is the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center, which showcases the life and legacy of the opera singer Marilyn Horne in a beautiful 1930's Art-Deco building.Whether you want to spend your days getting active in the Allegheny National Forest or discovering the oil history of Bradford, book an RV in McKean County and start planning your next vacation.

Get all the comforts of home in your RV! Outdoorsy community member, Mike Jackson, runs through how to keep a comfortable RV with proper operation of AC and heating.
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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.