On the banks of Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River sits the Borough of Kingston, first settled in 1771. Just across the river from Wilkes-Barre, it can be the starting point of a great Northeastern Pennsylvania RV vacation.
There are dozens of great reasons to go RV camping near Kingston, Pennsylvania. We’d like to share our Top Ten.
er One – Susquehanna River Recreation
Kayaking, canoeing and fishing are just three of the ways RV travelers can explore the Mighty Susquehanna. The Susquehanna River Trail presents so much more than a day on the water to paddlers. A string of scenic islands, picturesque bridges and a fascinating collection of wildlife make this waterway one of the most popular in the Northeast.
Number Two – Pocono Downs Harness Racing & Casino
Just fifteen minutes from downtown Kingston, RV campers can experience both the excitement of live harness racing and top-notch casino gaming. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, across the river in Wilkes-Barre, offers harness racing March through November, four days each week. There’s also a first-rate casino on-site with more than two thousand slots and virtual table games.
Number Three – Pocono International Raceway
Did you know the average NASCAR Sprint Cup fan drives three hundred miles to a race? Why not, instead, fly into Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, pick up your ready-to-roll El Monte RV Rental in Kingston (just fourteen miles away) and drive only forty-five minutes to Pocono Raceway? There are campsites available right in the infield, so be sure to make your reservations for an unforgettable NASCAR experience!
Number Four – Frances Slocum State Park
Hoping for a quiet campsite near a lake where the fishing’s fine? Frances Slocum State Park, a quick ten minutes from Kingston, has a full-service campground near the water where crappie, bluegill, trout and bass are waiting.
Number Five – Poconos Lakes Region
A little over an hour east of Kingston is the lushly-green Poconos Lakes Region, where mountain lakes like Wallenpaupack cater to outdoors enthusiasts. At Lake Wallenpaupack, owned by Pennsylvania Power & Light, five developed campgrounds offer comfortable RV camping in a Poconos Mountains setting. You’ll also find boat tours, boat and watercraft rentals and miles of scenic hiking trails.
Number Six – Northeastern Pennsylvania Golfing
Love to golf while on your RV camping trips? Northeastern Pennsylvania has a nice variety of championship 18-hole and 9-hole courses open to the public. Try Homestead Golf Course in Carbondale, PA, Red Maples 9-hole public course in South Canaan or Pine Hills Golf Course near Scranton for a challenging day of golf within an hour of Kingston.
Number Seven – Bushkill Falls
Reward yourself for taking a hike with breathtaking views of eight waterfalls within this gorgeous nature preserve. An hour and a half southeast of Kingston, adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap, Bushkill Falls is worth spending the day getting lost in the beauty of nature.
Number Eight – Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Looking for a place to spend several days near Kingston? Delaware Water Gap NRA is a splendid outdoor playground an hour and a half away. Follow the Delaware River for forty miles on the Appalachian Trail and other top-ranked hiking and biking paths. Explore the Water Gap’s scenic drives. Paddle your way through outrageously beautiful waterways. And plan to camp at one of nearly two dozen campgrounds near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Number Nine – Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
Imagine traveling below ground in a mine car three hundred feet to the depths of a Pennsylvania “deep mine” to learn how coal miners excavated anthracite for one hundred years. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour and adjacent Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton are a fascinating way to spend an afternoon.
Number Ten – Poconos Antique Shopping!
Fabulous antiques finds abound in the Poconos, especially in Wayne, Pike and Sullivan Counties. The Antiques Dealers Association for those counties has created a very helpful guide to finding the treasures you’ll want to take home from your Pennsylvania RV camping trip.