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Perched on the southeastern banks of the pristine Raystown Lake, Trough Creek State Park is one of the most spectacular parks in Pennsylvania. Situated about 90 miles away from Harrisburg, the state park lies on a scenic gorge that was created as the Great Trough Creek cuts over the Terrace Mountain to spill its contents in Raystown Lake. The park is connected with the Raystown Lake Recreation Area and provides motorhome camping enthusiasts with lots of area for recreational facilities. The Raystown Lake region is an immensely beautiful area, and there’s no better way to explore it than by camping in a rental motorhome at Trough Creek State Park. What are you waiting for? Search for an RV in Huntingdon County before embarking on a memorable family getaway as you go camping with an RV at Trough Creek State Park.

Tough Creek State Park is open year-round which makes it the perfect spot to base your Huntingdon camper rental when out exploring the region. The park in itself is a hotbed of activities. Even though the lake is what brings out most of the crowds, the park also offers hiking, fishing, and hunting among many more activities. With more than 12 miles of hiking trails to cover, it will be a long time before you get used tired of this paradise. Being such a short distance away from Altoona, State College, and Everett, don’t worry about running out of supplies and gas in your RV rental as you can top-up whenever you want.

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Getting Outdoors

RV camping at state parks usually comes with a lot of awesome perks. When you rent an RV near Trough Creek State Park, you will have the expansive Raystown Lake all yours to explore. Sitting in the heart of central Pennsylvania, the deep clear waters are everything a watersports fanatic could ever dream of. Whether it’s swimming, wakeboarding, or water skiing, Raystown Lake has something for everyone.

If you prefer keeping your feet on solid ground, remember to pack your favorite hiking boots as you’ll be spending a lot of time in the trails. To test your fitness, try out the Brumbaugh Trail. At only two and a half miles long, it sounds easy, but you’ll be in for a surprise.

Biking is a big thing at Trough Creek State Park so please don’t leave your bike behind. At three and a half miles in length, the biking trails are perfect for kickstarting your day in the morning or winding down in the evening.

Camping at Trough Creek State Park

Camping at Trough Creek State Park is a great idea if you’re interested in exploring the park inside out. After this getaway, Trough Creek State Park will be added onto your favorite state park RV camping destinations Graced by 29 campsites in total, the Trough Creek State Park campground sits in a serene and peaceful environment. Perfect for those who seek to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

The rustic campground has pull-thru sites, most of which are roomy and level. There is adequate space between sites to ensure that visitors enjoy some privacy. Even though only electric hookups are available, clean drinking water is provided, and each campsite gets a fire ring, a tent pad, and campsite tables. You’ll not have to look for another spot to throw a barbecue as grills are available.

Some of the additional features include a dump station and flush toilets. Don’t leave your furry friends at home as pets are allowed on some of the campsites. Camping is open from mid-April to mid-September.

Exploring the Area

When your time camping is nearing its end, consider exploring the area beyond the park’s boundaries. To see cool geographical attractions, find your way to Lincoln Taverns and take a guided tour down the caves. This is a must-visit and bring along a camera as you’ll be taken aback.

After the incredible tour, buy the kids some souvenirs at the gift shop before heading into Huntingdon to fill up your bellies. Food is taken seriously in Huntingdon, and that is reflected by the presence of many dining joints complete with some of the best-frozen yogurt for miles around.

Judging from its name, Hollidaysburg sounds like a cool place to visit while on "holiday" so crank up your rental RV and head over there. If the kiddos tagged along, a trip to Slinky Action Zone will be worthwhile. Located on the edge of town, the amusement center is loaded with great activities for the whole family. The bumper cars, ball pit, and rope walkways will have the younger ones squealing in delight.

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