We spent 4 nights here because Knoebels was booked full and it was the company picnic weekend. The staff was friendly, and it was a nice quiet campground. Made it here after dark and pretty much at the time the staff was going home. Checked in and they offered to stick around and help get us backed in if I needed it, although that wasn't necessary. Nice little stream running very close that the kids and dog played around in on the last day. The sole purpose of the trip was to spend time at the amusement park, which was less than 5 minutes away. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment though to come back to this park just to relax. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our fourth time here. They do have weekly or monthly rates which make it less expensive. While not a fancy park it is very well maintained and the owners and their family take pride in the place, are very friendly and helpful. Lots of shade but trees are very well trimmed for big rigs. Also plenty of open space and room for groups to have active games. Nice mini-golf, playground and pool - with a lifeguard! New free Wi-Fi this year and it works great! Small selection of food and RV parts in the office and a Creme-freeze across the street. We plan to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had been trying to get to J & D for two years and finally found reservations for this past month. The park is VERY clean and quiet. Knoebels Amusement Park (wonderful by the way) is literally down the street from the campground, big plus if you have children. The pool was small but perfect for the children. Ice cream shop right across the street is nice. Our first impression was not that great because of the small office. Our site (16D) was also right across the dumpsters and hubby was not happy. A different site was offered a day later but by that time we had been set up and settled and we all know that that's not an easy thing to do. But with every disappointment, comes a bright side. We discovered a wonderful river right past the dumpsters and spent some time reading there. Overall, a nice park and would recommend it. Just don't expect it to look as nice as the website because it's not. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground. The sites are very nice and shaded, the facilities are clean and modern, the pool is great. The wireless internet service works very well (a feature the was very appreciated when some severe storms were approaching), and the staff is very friendly. The best feature: NO GOLF CARTS racing around! Situated very close to Knoebel's Grove and other attractions, makes this a prime staging area for a great family vacation. We definitely will come back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice large lot. Has lots of shade. People were friendly. It had a great ice cream parlor across the street. Mini golf was available. No cable TV or WiFi, but really didn't need it as we were here to go to Knoebles. Bath house was clean and modern. Plenty of room for hiking and bike riding. You will enjoy your stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A nice enough cg. We were parked in the back, right next to a huge grass field that my husband enjoyed flying his RC plane on. While our site was one of the ones closest to the road, there was very little road noise. Really, the only problems were smells (mostly from a neighbor's poorly connected sewer hose: it had plastic wrap over it!!) and variable water pressure (although most of the time it was good enough). A bit pricey (we were NOT here for Knoebels), but fortunately our Verizon aircard worked OK here, so we didn't have to dish out another $3/day for their WiFi! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Worth the time to travel to this campground from the Interstate. It is Big Rig friendly and has very helpful staff. We wanted something in this part of PA that was quiet and interesting to explore. Great campground. Will visit again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent a nice quiet weekend for early season trip to Knoebels Amusement Resort. Always enjoy our stays here and they continue to improve the park. They now have WiFi for $3 per day or $5 for the weekend. The nice lady at the desk said it will be free next year (2011). Even though very few people were here, the bathrooms were well kept and very clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
J & D Campground is one of our favorites. Although strict on rules this did not affect our stay. It is actually welcomed, some places are just too lackadaisical. We always look forward to our yearly stay! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great campground just down the road from Knoebel's Amusement park. Much closer than Lake Glory if you are looking for sewer hook ups. They are strict in their rules (don't mess with the grass) but we didn't have any problem with that. There was a bit of street noise at our campsite, but nothing too bad. Everything was clean, the pool and playground were nice. Wish it hadn't rained so much so we could have enjoyed it even more! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a well manicured campground with a park-like feel to it. There are lots of grass, trees, and two ponds on the property. The campground was closing the day we pulled out, which may explain why the bathrooms were not as top-notch as the outside grounds. There are many seasonal sites here with only a couple junkie occupants. We only wish we could camp here more often. (800) 356-7700 We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This was a very nice, quiet, well-kept park. We camped in a row that backed up to an open field, which gave plenty of space for our group's children to play. They are pretty clear on their rules and because of it, the park is very well kept, clean, quiet-- no golf carts racing up & down roads, etc. We played mini-golf, swam in the pool, and played in the playground. They also have two ponds: one for fishing (catch & release), and one just for feeding the fish. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I liked this park very much. Great for walking. Owners take great pride in lovely lawns. Paved roads. Plenty of open lawns for children to play. RV parts store across the street as is an ice cream store owned by the same people. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice basic campground five minutes from Knoebel's Amusement Park. We stayed in Section E, in a site that was well manicured and surrounded by nice shade trees. Park had a nice "country" feel and was quiet. The bath house facilities were dated, but mostly clean and acceptable. Staff was courteous, attentive, and helpful. We would definitely recommend this campground and would stay here in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We heard about Knobels amusement park from the PA visitors center, and decided to visit Knoble's. We had planned to go to the Knobel's campground but saw this one along the way and it looked like our kind of place from the road. It has mostly sites with mature shade trees. It has a nice playground and a nice fishing pond. They have a new row of sites that have new trees and good 50 amp service. Our satellite TV and satellite internet worked great from one these sites. The whole campground is pretty much level with great paved roads for bike riding. (The new section's road isn't paved yet, but I bet it will be soon.) Their information said they didn't have any pull-throughs, but it looked like 4 of the sites in the new area were pull-through sites. All the rest are definitely back-ins. There was a huge seasonal area, but all the campsites were tidy. Not a scary seasonal area like you see in some campgrounds. Actually most of seasonal sites had RV's but no people, so I'm guessing people from the area rent a seasonal site for the summer, put their RV out there and go for the weekends. We'll definitely go back there some day when we are in the northeast again. We arrived late on Tuesday, took the kids to Knobel's that night then decided to stay an extra night so the kids could go back to Knobel's the next day. Knobel's is about a mile from the campground and our kids loved it all! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very close to Knoebels, which is the best thing about it. We were not advised that you are not allowed to set up tents until after we had paid for the five days we stayed. The campground literature even shows a picture of a tent. The pool was nice, but there is NO shade available, except for the lifeguard. There are two bathroom facilities. One is a lot nicer than the other one. There are also scheduled activities for the family and the children. We liked the campground, but felt that there were too many "rules" and that families were not as welcome in general. The majority of the guests were elderly. Also, we found that a few of the seasonal guests were a little rude. They allowed their pets to roam freely in our campsite and we had one guy visit us late at night a couple times, without being invited. We won't stay here again because we think there are better campgrounds in the immediate area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great overall campground. Very clean and friendly staff. Close proximity to Knoebel's Amusement Park. Very family friendly campground, nice pool. Would definitely stay there again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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This campground is easy to get in and out of. The campground is clean with blacktop, gravel, and grass. It is located just a mile from the greatest amusement park in the world, Knoebels. We go here at least once a year and sometimes more. Definitely a keeper. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here this past weekend and really enjoyed the surroundings. Grounds were spotless, and the sites were a decent size. We were along the stream, in a E/W/S site, and they were a little close, but very deep, so you still had room to spread out. There is a little bit for every kind of camping from tent to diesel pushers. Showers and bathrooms were very clean, and people were constantly cleaning. They do have a shuttle to the amusement park, but we decided to drive. Cellular use was fine. They also built a new office at the entrance and have a very well stocked store, and prices were reasonable; ice was $2.00 a bag. People were friendly and helpful, and security was present. Stream is stocked with trout. Only problem was that the playground needs to be upgraded. We will definitely be back here in the future. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We have stayed here numerous times to visit Knoebel's Amusement Park. We would not be coming here if it weren't for the theme park. It is a basic, fun place to hang when not at the park. They offer a free shuttle we have never used: just as easy to drive the 5 minutes and park for free. They are building an impressive new camp store. There is a stream that meanders through the campground. My kids love wading in and catching crayfish. A pool would make this place ideal. We would go to the park down the road, but they do not allow tents and a few of our friends that go with us tent camp. We stayed on Knoebel's Drive, site 80. Had a small stream and shade. We will be back for the park! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just like most of the other comments - no real reason to stay here unless you are going to the park. The cc itself does not have much to offer. Been staying here for 5 years now. Highly recommend not staying near the pavilion. Whenever there is a function here the place gets lit up like a Walmart parking lot at night. At the time of our latest stay there was a 50th wedding anniversary going on that lasted well in to the night. A lot of rowdies from the party stayed up partying until 3am. There was no security around to subdue the behavior. Also, the lady working the desk could have been more pleasant. When checking in we found her to be pretty rude. So much so that even my 7 year old said something about her. She could use some lessons on customer service. Will think twice about staying here next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an average campground. The pluses are that the spaces are wide and easily accessible. The spots are grassy and clean. The quiet hours are enforced. The negatives are that the restrooms are filthy, there is no Wi-Fi or cable. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This was a very nice little campground. Only spent two nights there to sleep mainly as my grandchildren and I were at the Knoebel Amusement most of the day and early evening. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A nice campground without all the glitz and glamour. No activities for kids as most families spend their day at Knoebels. Small arcade available. A great mix of pop ups, tents, RV's and motorhomes. Clean showers and restrooms. Office open late until 11 pm. As others have said, it's camping the way it used to be. Guests can come and go as they please, staff are pleasant and available. If your site is available you can set up prior to checking in. Numerous shaded sites. Most sites are natural and not level. Shuttle service to Knoebels park runs frequently. No internet available at this time. Will return and recommend to others. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is camping like I remembered as a kid. No restrictions on the number of people at a site, lots of tent and pop-up campers, no strict security, lots of kids and families around. The 'lake' is more like a large pond that you can fish in, and there is a stream for the kids to play in. I was able to drive right in, set up on my site, and then drove around to find the office. No security at all, not even car tags. But it is in the middle of nowhere, and I felt safe. The showers are very basic - no temperature control, timed push-button on a concrete slab, but they do the trick. Sinks and mirrors are outside (each bathroom and shower is an exterior door). The huge lure of this place is that it is only a few miles away from Knoebels amusement park - which is absolutely the most family-friendly and fun park for young and old on the east coast. If you're looking for something a little more gentrified, there is another park up the road, but I personally enjoyed the energy of Lake Glory. One hint - if you are coming from the south, ignore your GPS and come up through Elysburg (901 to 54 to 487), much easier (wider roads, less hills) approach. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice sites. We stay here every year to visit Knoebels Amusement Park. Not much to do in the campground, but the amusement park is awesome, and they have buses that shuttle you over to the park and back. Fire wood is cheap. Lake is nice to walk around. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Real nice campground. This is a campground owned by Knoebels and is only about 3 miles away from the park. Full hook ups are available here unlike Knoebels campground at the park. I used the restrooms while walking and they were clean and I even peeked in the showers to see how clean they were and they were very well maintained. Nice sites and very peaceful compared to the park's campground. A shuttle ran every hour to the park if you didn't want to drive. We will stay here again when returning to Knoebels! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have just returned from our second stay at Lake Glory. We were put in a tent site (30' hybrid? Hmm). We were able to get in due to my husband's creative thinking and amazing driving skills. We wanted to stay, since it was next to the family we were camping with. Office wasn't sure how it happened? Lake glory is a basic campground, no frills but close to Knoebels. We love to be near the stream so the kids have something to do. The playground is "primitive" (home made). Stream is more fun. If it had a new playground, it would be great. We were on Creekside Drive sites 42 & 44. Next year, might try Lakeview Circle. Not a lot of shade on Covered bridge but that area is flat grass on the stream. We love Knoebels and will be back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first trip to Lake Glory CG. We were very impressed with how large the sites were. The view of the lake was nice. There is not alot to do at the CG but the park is awesome for kids. The staff was very friendly. Depending on how you come into the park, the roads are very tight. There is a bus that runs to and from the park. The camp store is pretty small. If you are going to Knoebel's this is a great park to stay at. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a great time at the campground, nice, level and roomy spots. Took the advice from someone on this website and camped on Lakeview Circle and they were right, very nice location with the Lake right behind us. The playground was small and no activities when we went but the Amusement Park keeps you busy. Knoebels Amusement Park was a lot of fun and affordable. Pick the route to the area carefully, we came in from the east which was very hilly and left to the west and was a much better way home to York Pa. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground is well maintained and is close to Knoebels Amusement Park. They have a shuttle bus that runs to the park which is only a few miles away. The power was steady and the water pressure good. Most sites are either gravel or grass and there are sites under the trees and in the open. The two RV's per site and the no limit to number of occupants rule makes some sites a little over used and sometimes infringes on others. Also the one vehicle per site rule seems not to matter. This is a family friendly campground and because of the amusement park, has a lot of kids around. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely campground. It is well maintained, as previously stated. We had some issues with the site originally assigned to us. While the management staff could have handled the situation better, the maintenance team went above and beyond to assist. There isn't much to do around town other than the amusement park, but it was a very relaxing trip. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love this campground.. Lakeside circle the side with sites 39 and on are very large. We love riding the "party bus" to the park and back. Great for families! Just need more fish in the small lake! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first trip to Lake Glory. We headed out here for Knoebel's Amusement Park. That was really all there is to do in this beautiful rural area of Central PA. Our site was situated on the main road across from one of the bath houses. It was a very busy stretch to have 3 young children! The roads were gravel and it was dusty. They offer a shuttle to the amusement park, but we did not use it. The campground is well maintained and clean. The bath houses have a few private showers and a large shower room with many stalls. The larger room was newer but all were cleaned daily. They are free hot showers. Sites are not too crowded. The playground was not too exciting but kept our kids entertained for short periods of time. There are shaded sites but beware that there is a large field of sites that is in full sun. We traveled with a family that was in a primitive site along a stream that was awesome (Creek Drive). That was the place our kids wanted to be. They could fish, catch crawfish and cool off as they waded in to skip rocks. Knoebels is a five minute drive down the road and that is a great family destination. We would return to this campground for the amusement park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this 2nd Knoebels campground because it has full hookups. It was 4-5 miles from Knoebels, and an easy drive, although unlabelled, to get to the amusement park. Reservations were simple and easy to get even a few weeks before. Person on phone was always pleasant. Internet directions were easy to follow. Was confused when got to campground because there was no sign indicating where office was located. After driving in a circle for a few moments, we finally stumbled on a small sign in the interior of the park. There were also no sign to Knoebels, despite this being owned by the amusement park which we thought was odd. Found office. No clear parking for truck/camper. Had outdoor reservations window but no one came to it when we waited. Eventually registered inside. No discussion of rules, quiet hours, location of trash receptacle, etc. Most roads a combination of dirt/gravel. Campground looked dated and was not maintained very well. Grass wasn't cut the entire time we were there (4 days), and it needed to be, for example. Reminded me of typical state campground. Playground was small, homemade and not very good at all. One very big plus was the small lake they had. It was pretty with the swans/geese on it. We had a lake view for a few days, which was nice (until another camper came along). You could fish it but not swim in it, which we thought was odd. There are no RV sites lake front, only tents. Neighbors were noisy-maybe because quiet hours were never discussed. We probably only stay here again if we had a large group, or a combination of tenters/rv'ers because of limited rules and no extra fee for larger families. Typically for price of $38 in a private campground you get more amenities, like a pool/lake swimming, better store and playground, etc. Around the corner was J & D campground, which was way nicer looking, and had a few more amenities like a mini golf course and pool. We'd probably stay there... We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We tried to camp at this park in June, because it offers full hook up. When we called for a reservations we were told that they had no full hook ups available so we camped at the campground attached to the park that has no water or sewer hookups. While staying there we decided to drive through Lake Glory so that we would know which sites to request on our trip to Knoebels next year. Much to my surprise - there were multiple full hookup sites available!! We will not camp here in the future. We will camp at J&D which is closer to Knoebels and more nicely kept in the bargain. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this campground and had a wonderful experience. The NEW owners were wonderful and very helpful. They are VERY family friendly. We were very happy to see they enforce a speed limit to ensure children are safe always. They pride themselves on cleanliness and making sure there is something for everyone. They have an AWESOME staff and we can't wait to come back here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I think the only good thing about the park was the sites were level and most sites have a concrete pad with a table. First let's start with the restrooms/showers. They are dark, dirty, and just plain outdated. There is a sink mounted low on wall of the men's bathroom which is being used as a urinal. The playground is new and is nice however the campground's High Voltage shed is very close. The shed has very poor wiring noted to be coming out in all directions and the door is barely hanging on its hinges with a sign posted "High Voltage. Do Not Enter." Seemed like an easy place for poorly attended children to get hurt. The roads are full of potholes and are too narrow for anything much larger than my 27 ft travel trailer. The grass was not cut on our site as it was calf height on me and knee high on my six year old son. It appeared that it is up to the seasonals/fulltimers to cut the grass and that only gets done on Saturdays. We were awakened by some of the seasonals cutting grass at 6 A.M. on Saturday. The sewer pipes are above ground and run all over the park. They are only dug under the roadways. The hookups are sideways and leak no matter how tight you try to get your connection. The seasonals seemed to have combated this problem with the use of duct tape. The campground is full of seasonal/fulltimer sites that are long overdue for an eviction. Most of the seasonal campers are rude and do not appear to like weekend campers (outsiders) at all. There may have been a nice brook behind the campground at one time but not anymore. If you can find a spot to get to the brook between the seasonal sites you will only find a ditch at best that is lined with trash and some tires. We will definitely not be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.