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Seven Mountains Campground sits just off the highway in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. The location is only a few miles away from the state college, Penn State University, home of the Nittany Lions. The campground can be found in between a number of state-led parks and forests that offer a variety of activities to do while visitors are in the outdoors. The campground itself has a large number of sites that are available for guests who wish to stay in a tent, rent out a cabin, or bring their own trailers and RVs.
The Seven Mountains Campground has around 90 sites in total with varying types of lodging, with 10 places being for tents, 20 spots dedicated for cabins, and 60 RV sites with the ability to pull in various kinds of recreational vehicles. The most basic of these, the tent sites, come equipped with picnic tables and fire pits, as well as electric hook-ups that are available upon request to a member of the staff. The tent areas range in size, meaning some are only big enough for one tent, while others can accommodate more than one. Among the tent sites, there are also 60 pull-in RV sites, each one with its own water, electric, and dumping stations. The campground has also provided the RV slots with a garbage disposal, a picnic table, and a fire pit. Finally, Seven Mountains Campground has 20 cabins on site that are available for guests to stay. They have been described by their former temporary occupants as being "clean and modern" yet with a "simple rustic charm."
Each cabin varies in size and capacity; some allow guests to bring pets along for the trip, while others are able to accommodate up to ten people and have indoor showers and baths. The cabins at Seven Mountains Campground are one of their more unique features due to their ability to accommodate a wide variety of requirements from guests, whether that is to house a more significant number of people or provide a more comfortable stay. For anyone staying in one of the cabins, property management recommends that guests "Bring their own blankets, pillows, towels, and washcloths, as well as cookware, utensils, plates, cups, etc."
General camp-wide amenities include Wi-Fi, as well as firewood and ice available for purchase for the convenience of staying campers. The campground is located 300 feet off of route 322, which is only 15 miles away from Penn State University. One popular attraction is the Dual Sport Motorcycle trails directly across the street from the campground. For guests looking to explore the surrounding woods, there are various state parks that can be hiked all around the land. Noted on their website is Bald Eagle State Park, which has open grass and several good picnicking spots and hikes, and Poe Valley State Park, which has a small lake and many different hiking trails. Another place guests may be interested in visiting would be Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park. This park shows images of visitors taking a small boat ride through caves filled with water and is quoted as "America's only all-water cavern and Farm-Nature-Wildlife Park."
Due to the state college being no more than a 20-minute drive to the west, many visitors to Seven Mountains Campground are in the area to see the Nittany Lions play some sports. The campground is much busier in the fall, which is when football season begins full swing for the college. With Seven Mountains Campground being so close to the school, it has become a well-approved spot for guests to stay so that they can catch a game or two over the course of a couple of weeks. Longer stays are encouraged, and the number of outdoor activities nearby can fill long stretches of time or schedules.
The owner says that the goal of the campground itself is to try to have an atmosphere of quietness and tranquility. Previous guests have stated in their reviews that the goal is generally met, at least in their eyes. The seclusion of the property among the several state parks and forests provides guests with a classic camping experience while keeping visitors close enough to civilization and within range of the restaurants and activities in the vicinity. Since the Seven Mountains Campground is flanked by the Penn-Roosevelt State Park and Poe Valley State Park, previous guests have stated that it can they consider it no task at all to find a quiet place in the woods and enjoy some time away from the bustling cities.
The campground, as an area, has been around for roughly thirty years. Common to many other properties in the industry, it was first a park meant for mobile homes. Fifteen years ago, it began a slow transition to being more focused on catering to RVs and outdoor camping.
Ownership transferred to a man named Benji Stoltzfus in March of 2020, who is now the current owner of the Seven Mountains Campground. The parks in the area also have a moderate history that dates back even further than the property before it was established.