Pioneer Park Campground was an overnight stop for us on our way to July 4th at Kenisee Lake on the trip that was simply a Comedy of Errors all over. It was a great overnight stop and one that I’d actually consider stay again, even staying for a few days if I had a reason to be in the area. This was also a great stopping location for the 9/11 Flight 93 Memorial (highly recommended!). It was a convenient overnight stop, big rig friendly but a little tight to your neighbors in the area that they parked us. It was a pretty big campground and likely had many other variations on sites- but we didn’t explore much of anything this trip.
Sites (very level, gravel pad and grass site)
The site that they assigned to us was likely based on us being a big rig and transient for just 1 night. Our neighbors were pretty close, but the sites were pull-thrus and extremely level. In fact, we didn’t require any side to side leveling blocks and we wouldn’t have needed to unhitch from the truck. 50amp service, water and sewer (extra fee). The sewer fee was optional- they asked you at check-in if you would be using it or not. We didn’t need it since we were just passing through even with a shower or two in the morning. My biggest disappointment is we were literally parked next to their trailer storage.
Big Rig Friendly? (Yes)
I didn’t explore the whole campground- just the area where we were camped and had no issues making it around. The sites in this area are all pull-thrus making parking very convenient. The spots were plenty long for our 59′ bumper-to-bumper hitched up length and I was even able to park the truck in front of the camper without hanging out in the road.
Bathrooms and Showers (Didn’t use)
Didn’t even go in any of them.
Amenities (Handful, especially fishing in small lakes)
This is another- we saw they had a pool, mini golf, some courts. But what you can’t miss is the plethora of small lakes for fishing! If we had fishing poles and time, I’m positive that we would have been fishing. Small lakes can be so much fun.
Cell Phone Service (Fine)
I think we made 1 call to the front office when we had some confusion over which site we were supposed to use and that our slides were possibly being blocked by our neighbor’s tent setup. We moved down by one site and due to our confusion actually ended up in the site they originally assigned. They did show up pretty quick by golf cart to check on the neighbor’s setup. But, AT&T for phone calls was fine.
Over-the-air TV Service & Cable (Didn’t use)
I doubt we even programmed the TVs to see what channels were available. The night that we got there, we went to the Flight 93 memorial and out to dinner (Love central Pennsylvania for Hoss’s!). The next day, we were up and out.
Camp Store (Decent, got me for a t-shirt)
I took my darling daughter into the store with me for some reason. I don’t even recall why we went in. But, they had some cute camping t-shirts and daughter got me for one. Otherwise, they had the things that you’d need.
Overall Rating/Comments (3.5 out of 5 stars)
For what we wanted out of the campground, it was close to perfect – a quick overnight stop that was level and had reliable water and electricity. It nailed all of those things. The pull-thru site was a bonus. My biggest knocks were that it was a little expensive ($44/night) and the fact that the sites were so cozy that we had concerns about what we thought was our neighbor’s picnic table tent blocking our slides.
Pioneer Park Campground
273 Trent Road
Somerset, PA 15501