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Pymatuning State Park is situated in Western Pennsylvania close to the Ohio-Pennsylvania border and near Jamestown and Linesville. The park sits on the shores of its namesake lake. At 17,088 acres, Pymatuning Lake is one of Pennsylvania’s largest man-made lakes. Visitors come here to seek pleasure and excitement that comes with a wealth of water recreation. Boating, fishing, and swimming are abound in the reservoir waters. Once a forested swamp, Pymatuning State Park is today, one of the most sought after state parks for outdoor recreational fun.

Covering 21,122 acres Pymatuning State Park is undoubtedly rich in exciting outdoor opportunities. No wonder it is one of the most visited parks by Pennsylvania campers. This is an amazing destination that should be considered a place to visit. To get a taste of what has earned Pymatuning State Park so much popularity among visitors search for an RV in Crawford County and get to explore this huge and interesting state park.

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Getting Outdoors

The great outdoors of Pymatuning State Park is appealing to all kind of travelers who visit. Waterfowl, bears and bald eagles call this park home. When you choose state park camping, you are bound to come into contact with a variety of wildlife. There is a good number of foxes, ducks, and squirrels to be spotted. Pymatuning State Park is also an abode to thousands and thousands of migrating Canada geese. If you happen to camp during the hunting season, the park allows hunting on designated areas within the park.

Fishing is the most popular water recreation at Pymatuning Lake, so remember to pack your fishing gear in your camper rental. Walleye are known to weigh as much as 10 pounds. Largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill are native to the lake. Some other common species include Muskellunge and channel catfish. Although fishing is open, all year round, the months of May and June are the most productive for anglers. In winter, ice fishing is permitted. There is an on-site fish cleaning station for your convenience.

With four beaches across Pymatuning State Park, swimming is a favorite pastime during the summer months. Swimming is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. There is no lifeguard on duty, so it is upon parents to keep their eyes on the children.

Camping at Pymatuning State Park

Pymatuning State Park offers 423 sites spread across Linesville Campground and Jamestown Campground. If you are visiting the park for your next RV excursion, stay with a rental trailer at one of the park’s full hookup sites. If you plan on RV camping at Pymatuning campground during the peak season, or you are interested in a full hook up facility, make a point of booking early for they go quickly. Campsites can be reserved up to 11 months in advance.

Sites can accommodate a trailer of a maximum length of 60 feet. Some amenities located here include laundry facilities, a dumping station, and hot showers. In addition, there is a camp store in case you forgot some camping supplies or need to replenish your groceries. Pet owners camping at Pymatuning State Park have a dedicated loop so pack accordingly for Spot.

Exploring the Area

Before your RV camping stay at Pymatuning State Park comes to an end, spare a few hours to visit the nearby attractions. When you visit the surrounding areas, you will discover beautiful and historical places that will mesmerize you, such as parks and lakes. One of the most beautiful places to visit is the Pymatuning Spillway. Dubbed as the place "Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish," the place is quite spectacular. The sight of hundreds of huge fish, herring gulls and geese scrambling for chunks of bread on the lakes northeast corner is quite dramatic. For those who want to view various fish species from Pymatuning Lake head to the nearby Linesville Fishing Hatchery.

Conneaut Lake Park near Meadville is located less than an hours drive from the park and is a family-friendly facility. Sitting on the banks of Conneaut Lake, one of the largest natural lakes in Pennsylvania, this amusement park is entertaining. There are a variety of thrilling rides, such as carousel rides and the original blue streak roller coaster. There is a swimming beach and a water park area for kids to enjoy. For more rides, Pymatuning Deer Park offers pony rides and train rides. In addition, you can get to see over 200 species of animals, including the African lions, Siberian tigers, black bears, and a variety of primates.

To end your vacation in style, consider taking your motorhome rental to Maurice K. Goddard State Park 23 miles away. This is one of the finest Pennsylvania state parks to enjoy mountain biking, fishing, and boating. What an excellent complement to Pymatuning State Park this would be.

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