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Pioneer Park Campground
Pioneer Park is a beautiful 185 acre recreational area nestled at the foot of the scenic Laurel Ridge Mountains. The large manicured grass-covered campsites are enhanced by fifty picturesque acres of spring fed lakes. Three of the lakes are stocked weekly with all species of trout and attract fishermen from all over southwestern Pennsylvania. No fishing license is required, although permits are necessary and can be purchased at the campground office. The fourth lake is used for paddle boats and children’s fishing. Fishing is free for children in this lake.
Other activities under the direction of a full time activities director, range from swimming in an olympic size pool, basketball and tennis courts, shuffleboard, miniature golf, horseshoes, volleyball, treasure hunts to paddleboat races.
The area surrounding Pioneer Park is rich with the rural history of the past two hundred years. Other interesting nearby attractions include white-water rafting, Seven Springs Resort, Fort Ligonier, Idlewid Amusement Park and Soak Zone, Fallingwater (a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece), Laurel Caverns, fairs, festivals, and shopping outlets. Our office or activities staff can suggest outings, give directions, and answer any questions you may have.
We hope our friendly staff has the pleasure of welcoming you to Pioneer Park campground so you too can enjoy the thrill of waking up in the cool crisp mountain air to the exciting honking of our Canadian geese or the hungry quacks of the mallard ducks outside your camper door.
Our fully equipped cabins sleep six to eight people. The Main living area has a fold out couch and twin bunk beds. A separate bedroom offers a double sized bed. There is an additional loft area for sleeping (no mattresses provided in the loft area in two of our cabins). Cabins include: bathroom, A/C, kitchenette, heat, ceiling fans and TV with cable. Kitchenette equipment includes: refrigerator, stove, microwave oven and coffee maker. Dishes, pots, pans and utensils are included. Guests must bring their own toiletries, bedding, pillows, towels and sleeping bags for the loft area. A Picnic table and fire ring is included.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m., Check-out: 12 noon
Any checkouts after 12 noon will constitute an additional nights charge.
Reservations are required with a two night minimum stay (three nights on holidays). One night’s deposit must be received within seven days of making reservation. Deposit is refundable up to fourteen days prior to arrival. There is no refund for early departures. A $100.00 security deposit required at check-in. Sorry – no smoking in cabins or pets inside or onsite. Must be 21 to rent a cabin.
Call (814) 445-6348 for availability!
Pioneer Park Campground has the following on-site facilities
- Complete Grocery Store
– Camping and Fishing Supplies
– Ice and Fire Wood
- Cabin Rentals
- Game Room
- Pavilion – See Policies & Rates below
- Pet Park
- Recreation Hall
- 4 conveniently located Restroom/Bath Houses
- Trailer Storage – To make your stay more enjoyable and convenient, we offer a service to store your trailer. This service excludes 5th wheels and motor homes, but you are more than welcome to store your RV with us. We will move your trailer to and from your campsite from our storage area ($8.00 towing fee one-way). Storage cost is $1.50 per day. The only requirements prior to leaving is disconnecting the utilities and locking up and we will take care of the rest until we see you again. Feel free to make a future reservation at anytime.
Pioneer Park Campground has many activities and recreational facilities. We have a full time activities director who posts a list of the scheduled activities for the weekends near the office and at the activities booth (Memorial Day – Labor Day).
Children, 11 and under, may fish in the paddleboat lake at no charge. The other three lakes are stocked with trout every Saturday (usually around 8:00 a.m.) through September and require a permit to fish. Permits are sold in the campground office. Cost is $11.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 11 and under. Fishing is permitted from dawn until dusk only – no night fishing. There is no limit to your catch and you are allowed two poles per fisherman. Pennsylvania state fishing license not required. Two Day Fishing Pass for campers available – $13.00 Adults and $9.00 for children.
Volleyball and Horseshoes
Volleyball and Horseshoes are available for use at the Activities Building.
An activities pass is available for campers staying at Pioneer Park which includes 2 rounds of mini golf and 2 – 1/2 hour paddleboat rides per day for 2 people. The cost of the pass is $8.00 per person and can be purchased at the office or activities booth.
All items and hours listed are weather permitting and subject to change.
Hours May 26 – Sept. 3
- 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Sundays – 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Pool hours may vary due to weather, cleaning or other scheduled activities
- There is no charge for campers staying at Pioneer Park.
- General Public (Mon. – Thurs.): $4.00 per person, 12 years and older.
- $3.00 per person, 11 years and younger
- $4.00 per person
- (Children 5 and under free)
Tennis – Equipment is available for use.
Basketball – Basketballs are available for use.
Shuffleboards – Shuffleboard equipment is available for use.
Paddleboats / Kayaks
- Cost: 1 boat for 1/2 hour: $2.00/2 people, $4.00/4 people
- Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult
Catholic: St. Peters, which is located in Somerset, 7 miles (15 minutes) from Pioneer Park. Directions are available in the office.
Saturday – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
- Complete Grocery Store