Parker Dam State Park, PA

Parker Dam State Park, PA

Parker Dam SP is located in west-central Pennsylvania near the town of Penfield. It’s a convenient stop for through travelers, being only about 8 miles from I-80, and it’s lake makes it a great family vacation destination. The park is well maintained and the campground, with its paved sites and mix of sun and shade, is very pleasant.

Date of visit: June 2017

We arrived on a very warm day in early June, so getting a shady site was our goal. The folks in the office were very courteous and gave us a list of available sites from which to choose. Site 2 was perfect, tucked into the trees, but with an open view out to the campground. The Camp Host came by within just a minute or two of our arrival to welcome us.

Much of the campground has a pleasant feel with lots of grass and shade trees. This was the view from our site looking down the road with sites 3-15.

Sites 16,17 and 19.

Sites 48, 21, 20, 18 and the Host site in the background.

There is a loop with a number of sites without electric hookups. A few are fairly sunny, but most are more shaded than the rest of the campground. These are sites 51 and 50.

Sites 57,55 and 53.

Sites 64, 66 and 68.

If you have a pet with you, you’ll need to choose from among sites 70-100. Here are sites 72, 74 and 76.

In the foreground is site 102, with sites 79, 81 and 83 in the background.

These are sites 28-36, with the even numbers on the left and odd on the right.

Also in the pet area are sites 99, 97, 96 and 94.

Sites 46, 44 and 42.

There are three bathhouses in the campground. This is the newest of the three and features laundry facilities along with free hot showers.

Another bathhouse also has showers, while the third has only sinks and toilets.

In the center of the campground is a nice play area for the kids.

23 full hookup sites: $41-$45

56 Electric sites: $28-$32

29 Non-electric sites: $21-$25

$5 transaction fee, $2 pet fee, $4 surcharge weekends/holidays

Over-62 senior discount $4.50


Free showers


RV dump station

Central water taps


Hiking,Swimming, Fishing, Hunting, Boating

Rental paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats

Entrance gate coordinates: 41.193881, -78.512022

Elevation: 1673ft ~ 510m

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