For those who want to commune with nature and spend a night or two out of doors, there are plenty of camping facilities throughout the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. In this section you’ll find information about where you camp, camping safety and ethics, and resources you can contact for further information.
Camping in the Schuylkill River Heritage Area is generally limited to State Parks and private campgrounds. There are also approved shelters along the Appalachian Trail. Currently there are no rustic camping facilities along the Schuylkill or its tributaries. If you are planning a multi-day paddling trip along the Schuylkill, we recommend that you contact individual municipalities near your projected stopping points to determine what overnight facilities are available.
Camping can be fun and refreshing, but it’s important to be prepared before you begin your trip. Here are a few basic safety tips before you head out:
There are facilities for all types of camping throughout the heritage Area. The kind of equipment you’ll need will depend upon the type of camping you intend to do, the location you choose, and the facilities provide at each location. It is recommended that you talk to an outfitter or camping supply store for questions about specific equipment needs.
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