What You Need to Know About Bushkill Falls Camping

Bushkill Falls is often referred to as ‘the Niagara of Pennsylvania’. It is a top scenic destination in the area for locals and tourists alike. In addition to the stunning beauty of its eight spectacular waterfalls, the area is also a mecca for outdoor recreation. Bushkill Falls camping is one example. It gives visitors the chance to immerse themselves in nature in the heart of the Pocono mountains.

For more information on Bushkill Falls camping and other local attractions, be sure to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s packed with everything you need to know for a perfect Poconos vacation. There are so many ways to enjoy this stunning region, and the Vacation Guide lets you see it all in a few clicks! Download yours now to begin planning your ultimate mountain getaway!


What to Do at Bushkill Falls

Bushkill Falls covers over 300 acres. On this expansive landscape, you’ll find miles of hiking trails, fishing ponds, picnic areas, an adventure course, miniature golf, a children’s park, nature exhibits, shopping, and more! There are even food vendors, so no need to pack your lunch! Take a look at the Bushkill Falls website to view all of the fun things you can do.

Take a Hike

The hiking trails at Bushkill Falls offer fantastic views and vary in difficulty. Four hiking trails circle the falls, and each caters to a different experience/ability level. Beginners/walkers might enjoy the Green Trail, which takes only about 15 minutes to complete. The Red Trail provides a challenging two-hour hike, ideal for more experienced hikers. No matter which one you choose, Bushkill Falls hiking trails will not disappoint!

Rent a Paddle Boat

Two person paddleboats are available for rent at Twin Lakes during the summer. Relaxing and take in a different view of the lake with your sweetheart or best friend by your side. (Bonus: It’s also a great leg workout! You might not mind a few refreshing splashes of water!)

Play a Round of Putt-Putt

Indulge in a friendly game of miniature golf during your day at Bushkill Falls. The course is a fun rendition of the falls themselves; each hole is modeled on one the eight waterfalls. Take home a souvenir golf ball as a keepsake.

Discover Beautiful Poconos Waterfalls

Bushkill Falls has some amazing cascades, and they are many more in the area as well. After you see the eight falls at Bushkill, venture out to see more of the best Poconos Mountain waterfalls.


Where to Stay on Your Bushkill Falls Camping Trip

Just a short 45-minute drive from the French Manor Inn & Spa, guests will find everything from rugged tent sites to luxurious cabins and can enjoy a wonderful weekend of camping near Bushkill Falls. While you cannot camp at Bushkill Falls, here are some of our favorite nearby places to pitch a tent on a Bushkill Falls camping trip.

Otter Lake Camp Resort

This year-round Bushkill Falls camping location is centered around a 60-acre lake in the Pocono Mountains. Visitors can enjoy water sports like swimming, boating, and fishing. Or, stay on land and play horseshoes, shuffleboard, or softball. Otter Lake is about a 30-minute drive from Bushkill Falls.

Delaware Water Gap KOA

Level tent sites and deluxe cabins make the Delaware Water Gap KOA a wonderful home base for your adventures, only 15 minutes from Bushkill Falls. Delaware Water Gap camping amenities include mini golf, bike rentals, a general store, and a heated swimming pool. The sites are open all year, and winter camping is discounted.

Mountain Vista Campground

Also 15 minutes from the Delaware Water Gap and Bushkill Falls, Mountain Vista Campground offers tent, cabin, and RV camping. A popular place to go camping in the Poconos, it is open from May to October. Recreational activities here include bocce ball, basketball, swimming, volleyball, and hiking. The campground also has a trading post, should you forget anything, and a wide variety of events and programs are available throughout the year.


Treat Yourself to Relaxation at the French Manor Inn & Spa!

After a fun, rugged Bushkill Falls camping trip, come home to luxurious comfort at our beautiful Poconos resort! All our decadent suites ensure a peaceful night’s rest, and the gourmet breakfast in the morning will refresh you for the day ahead. We also offer excellent on-site dining options, as well as many amenities that are rarely available at the average B&B. Our excellent spa services are the perfect way to treat yourself after a weekend of roughing it!

For more information on things to do in the Poconos in the summer, download our free vacation guide!