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Red Oak Campground

Since 2012, Red Oak Campground has been under the ownership of Steve and Joanne Green. A fairly wide range of accommodations and units are available for patrons to reserve, including 192 RV sites, 5 rustic cabins, 8 Park Model rentals, 6 RV rentals, and 8 primitive spaces. The campground is located near the Allegheny River and Allegheny National Park, where visitors tend to gravitate towards to engage in outdoor recreational activities. Over the course of one's stay at Red Oak Campground, several activities are available for guests to use, namely a swimming pool, giant leggos, a dog park, hiking trails, and a playground, to name a few. Joanne and Steve try to make safety and comfort a priority for everyone's experience.


Situated in Pennsylvania's northwestern region, Red Oak Campground can be found in fairly close proximity to the Allegheny River. In total, 219 sites are available for visitors to occupy, 8 of which are primitive sites for tenting, while the remaining 211 are RV sites. The property's short-term sites are equipped with 50-amp electrical hookups, and the others offer both 30- and 50-amp services. Seven of these RV sites are pull-through spaces, while the rest are back-in. One of the owners of the establishment, Joanne Green, remarks that a relatively small 10-site section of the campground is particularly popular among groups. In addition to the RV and primitive sites, Red Oak Campground has 14 Park Model/RV rentals, all of which come with a kitchen, bathroom, deck, fire pit, and gas grill. They vary in size, however, the largest can accommodate a maximum of eight occupants. There are 5 rustic cabins, all of which come with a kitchen, deck, fire pit, and charcoal grill. The rustic cabins vary in size, however, the largest can accommodate a maximum of eight occupants.

A number of amenities are provided for those who stay at Red Oak Campground over the course of their stay. One such is an on-site store that generally sells grocery items, RV products, camping essentials, soda, candy, clothing, and Hershey's hand-dipped ice cream. Over 800 items stock the shelves of this on-site store, according to Joanne. Moreover, the campground operates a bakery and a food truck on the weekends and holidays. It should be noted as well that two bathhouses are established on the premises, one of which contains a laundry facility for guest use. For those who bring their boat with them to utilize along the Allegheny River, an overflow parking area constitutes a portion of the acreage. Red Oak Campground encompasses roughly 70 acres of land, though 30 of these acres are designated as the campground portion to which guests are given access. With regard to the aesthetic appeal of the grounds, a koi pond decorates part of the area in a wooded landscape. The establishment is located in a mountainous region, thus, a fair amount of wildlife is often spotted roaming the land.

Many of those who have stayed at Red Oak Campground have considered the property to be a destination in and of itself on account of the varying selection of on-site activities that can cater to both a younger and an older demographic. For example, a heated swimming pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The campground also has a basketball court, volleyball court, playground, ball pit, 2,000 giant leggos, a dog park, and a wooden pirate ship structure. A community pavilion is additionally on the grounds, which periodically serves as the setting for some of the events that the campground hosts. This pavilion is available to guests for private rental. Patrons who are hoping for a more active experience at Red Oak Campground can take advantage of a hiking trail that stems from the back of the property. 

A considerable fraction of attractions that are found beyond Red Oak Campground pertain to the outdoors. Joanne suggests visiting Kinzua Point, just off Kinzua Creek, to observe the site's natural surroundings. She also mentions that about "four major golf courses" are found in the vicinity, as well as multiple museums. Concerning nearby dining options, the owners recommend the Horseshoe Inn, Wendy's Cafe, and Ribs N' Bones.


Red Oak Campground is a family-oriented establishment. As such, the owners, Joanne and Steve Green, intend to "keep the kids busy so that the parents can relax." Several activities and events are hosted in an effort to provide this experience. For the kids, every Saturday, from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, a crafting activity, Foam Fun and other outdoor activities, and occasionally, family bingo is arranged. The campground hosts an Adult Ceramic class and a Kid Ceramic class. As for the adults, the owners often invite a band to come and perform on the weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Joanne comments that attendants of these live music events are given the opportunity to listen to classical rock, country, and other genres of music that they might enjoy. Some of the bands that perform at Red Oak Campground are local, while others travel a more extensive distance. The bands typically perform on the pavilion's deck, which was added to the pavilion for such purposes, according to Joanne. One individual who previously stayed at the park commented about their experience with some of the on-site activities in a review, saying, "Each time we come back, there's more stuff for the kids to enjoy. The staff are super friendly and professional."

For the safety of everyone staying at Red Oak Campground, a few policies are enforced. Every night, quiet hours are implemented starting at 10:00 p.m. and lasting until 7:00 a.m. In terms of pet guidelines, visitors are welcome to bring their friendly dogs. Pets with aggressive behavior towards people or other dogs are not permitted. While Red Oak Campground is a pet-friendly establishment, Joanne and Steve expect pet owners to keep their dogs leashed at all times when on the premises due to the wild animals that tend to roam the area. Joanne emphasizes safety with this specific policy, as she notes that the wildlife ranges from squirrels to bears. Overall, the owners want everyone to "be kind to each other and enjoy each other's company."

The property operates seasonally from May 1st to October 15th. Joanne observes that the busiest time of year for the business most commonly occurs during Mother's Day weekend. Considering the family-oriented nature of the park, the primary demographic of those who stay at the campground are families. The owners estimate that 80% of their patrons are repeat guests.


For nearly 60 years, Red Oak Campground has operated as a campground. The current owners, Joanne and Steve Green, purchased Red Oak Campground in 2012. Joanne remarks that she and Steve were drawn to the mountains and found enjoyment in the woodland location. The activities are the owners' favorite part about their job as the hosts, according to Joanne. Since gaining ownership, a number of changes have been made to the campground, the majority of which were updates to already-established amenities on the property, such as internet service, updated electric on RV sites, and playground equipment. 

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225 Norman Rd
Russell, Pennsylvania 16345
United States




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