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Last Updated on August 10, 2021 by Lori

If you love camping by a lake, then you need to be camping at Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort in the Pocono Mountains!

Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort is a family-friendly campground where you can enjoy the peace and quietness of a beautiful lake in the Poconos. The privately-owned spring-fed lake provides the perfect family camping experience in the Northeast PA Poconos.

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Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resortis one of the most popular campgrounds in the Pocono Mountains.

Keen Lake Campground

After hearing about the campground for years, we decided to see what everyone was talking about!

Here’s our review of Keen Lake Campground and our experience camping in our travel trailer!

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Where Is Keen Lake?

Keen Lake, located in Waymart, PA, just off US Route 6 (6 miles between Carbondale and Honesdale) in the Pocono Mountains.

For reference, the GPS said it would take us 3.5 hours from Long Island, New York (it actually took us 5 hours due to an accident on the George Washington Bridge, but who’s counting!). However, it only took us 4 hours on the return trip home.

boat ramp to keen lake

History of Keen Lake

The Keen family purchased land in 1814 on what was then Elk Forest tract. a gravity coal-mining railway system ran through the entire length of what is now Keen Lake Campground and Cottage Resort.

Keen Lake Camp Store And Office

Keen Lake Camping

Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort is a very large (and busy) campground! The campground has over 150 sites for RV camping and tent camping plus cottages and family glamping experiences!

RV Campground at Keen Lake

The office and camp store is located adjacent to the pool and beach area so be sure to use caution when entering the campground with your RV or travel trailer, especially during busy times of the day.

Check-in was easy and the person at the desk was very pleasant answering any questions I had about the campground.

After receiving our campground map with directions on the best way to get to our RV site, away we went to explore this beautiful campground!

Keen Lake Campground Map

Keen Lake Map

Our site, #133, was located on the opposite side of the campground. As we turned onto the roadway leading to our campsite, we immediately saw that we were on a hill.

Yes, we’ve had to back into previous sites that were located on a hill, but not our favorite thing to do!

unhitching travel trailer

This site was tight – as were most of the sites near the lake; however, we liked our location because it was not only quiet, but the site backed into the woods and had a small creek behind it.

Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. We also chose a site with full hookups (W/E/S).

Our site was gravel but not level. We had to use our Lynx Levelers to level the trailer – but even then we didn’t have enough levelers and I felt that our trailer was leaning when I was in bed!

Lesson learned – even after five years of traveling – we need more levelers!

campground set up at keen lake

We noticed many seasonal campers at the campground. You can see them greeting one another as they rode by on their golf carts and how they gathered by the pool area or the community firepit to talk.

RV sites on Keen Lake

We also spoke to quite a few people who camp year after year at Keen Lake bringing their children and grandchildren camping.

Keen Lake is that kind of place where you will make friends quickly and look forward to seeing them again next summer!

evening view from RV site on Keen Lake

Keen Lake Camping Resort Amenities

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There are many activities for kids to take part in throughout the day!

Pro Tip – One of the first things I did was to sign up for the CampersApp.

I highly suggest signing up for this app for every campground you visit!

The app will notify you on your phone of activities going on like “the movie is starting soon in the Movie Lounge” or “Dodge Ball starts in 10 minutes!”

The app will also notify you of important messages (i.e. the water will be turned off at 2 p.m.), as well as important campground telephone numbers.

It is available on both Google Play and the App Store

pool at keen lake

Amenities At Keen Lake

  • Swimming pool
  • Movie Lounge
  • Game Room
  • Playground
  • Basketball & Volleyball courts
  • Lake Swimming
  • Communal Fire Pit
  • Pet Beach/swimming area
  • Kayak, Rowboat & Aqua-Cycle rentals
  • Camp store
  • Snack Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • On-Site Laundromat
  • Fishing Supplies & Bait

Pet Beach At Keen Lake

pet beach at Keen lake

It was nice to see an entire area of the lake for your dog to take a dip in the lake!

There is a large area of the lake sectioned off with lounge chairs and shady areas so that you could let your dog take a swim or fetch the ball.

Things To Do Near Keen Lake

We love to explore the area where we are camping. Finding quaint small towns with general stores, an unexpected pull-off where we find a beautiful hike, or just see awesome views is one of the reasons we love to travel.

We had planned to rent kayaks and paddle around the lake but every afternoon of our trip, there were severe thunderstorms.

So, we decided to skip the kayaks and take a drive to find one of those “gems” that we love to find!

After checking the “Things To Do Near Me” on TripAdvisor, we found Prompton State Park and Prompton Dam.

Prompton State Park

Prompton State Park has an amazing Disc Golf course and we enjoyed watching several people throwing with precision their disc and hitting the target.

Then we headed to the Third Largest Lake in Pennsylvania – Lake Wallenpaupack a man-made lake built in 1926 covering 5,700 acres and 13 miles in length with 52 miles of uninterrupted shoreline.

Lake Wallenpaupack

Visiting Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort

Whether you are tent camping, RV camping, or looking for a glamping experience, Keen Lake is one of the most beautiful lakefront campgrounds with lots of kids’ activities for all ages!

Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort – Important Information

Address: 155 Keen Lake Rd., Waymart, PA

Phone: 570-488-6161


  • Season Begins the first Friday of May and ends Columbus Day (Monday)
  • Campsites come with a picnic table & fire ring
  • Check-in: 2:00 pm Check-out: 12:00 pm
  • Sites available: water only, water/electric (20 amp), water/electric/sewer (30/50 amp)
  • Pets Welcome – 2 per site
  • Showers cost $.25 for 5 minutes
  • Laundry facilities available

Our Recommendation For RV Camping At Keen Lake

While we didn’t swim in the lake or rent kayaks due to the weather, we enjoyed our stay at Keen Lake.

I would recommend this campground to campers who love the water, want a clean and friendly campground, and are looking for a fun camping experience for the entire family!

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About This Campground

Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort is a privately owned 90-acre spring fed mountain lake, located in the scenic northern Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania just off Route 6. Our campgound offers a variety of accommodations available for you and your family ranging from Seasonal…

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    Site Types

    • Tent Sites

    • RV Sites

    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    • Dispersed

    • Group

    • Cabins

    • Tent Cabin

    • Yurts

    • Equestrian


    For Campers

    • Market

    • ADA Access

    • Picnic Table

    • Phone Service

    • Reservable

    • WiFi

    • Drinking Water

    • Electric Hookups

    • Toilets

    • Alcohol

    • Pets

    • Fires

    For Vehicles

    • Sanitary Dump

    • Sewer Hookups

    • Pull-Through Sites

    • 30 amp Hookups

    • 50 amp Hookups

    • Water Hookups

    • Max Length: 60 ft.


    Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort is located in Pennsylvania


    From the North 55 mi. from Binghamton, NY - On 81 South, follow signs to Exit 187 (East 6 - Carbondale - Robert Casey Highway) - ( Do not take the exit for Business 6, which you will encounter earlier along Route 81) Follow East 6 for 18.2 miles to traffic light at the intersection of Routes 6 and 296 in Waymart. At this light you will notice both a Mobil and Shell gas station. Continue straight on Route 6 for 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Little Keen Road. At bottom of hill at stop sign, turn left on Keen Lake Road.


    155 Keen Lake Road
    Waymart, PA 18472


    41.59044921 N
    75.3792074 W

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    Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort is a privately owned 90-acre spring fed mountain lake, located in the scenic northern Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania and offers a variety of accommodations ranging from RV Camping, Popup Camping, Tent Camping, Seasonal & Year-round Cottage Rentals. Keen Lake offers 300 varied sites scattered on 90 acres in a cluster principal to preserve the natural beauty of the land. Our serene natural setting provides fresh, clean country air, a variety of amenities to fit your needs while on your vacation, a complete activities program for the young and young at heart, excellent fishing (large mouth bass, perch, walleye, crappies and more) and the opportunity to relax with your family and friends - to read, to boat, to swim, to walk, to think, to play, and mostly to create precious memories with those you best love.


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    Features & Amenities

    Popular Features:

    • Pull-thru Sites
    • Pets Allowed
    • Tent Camping
    • Electric 50 AMP
    • Electric 30/20/15 Amp
    • Showers
    • Pool


    • WiFi
    • ATT
    • Verizon
    • Sprint
    • T-Mobile
    • Starlink

    Park Features

    • Pull-thru Sites
    • Pets Allowed
    • Big Rig Access
    • Tent Camping
    • 55+ Only
    • Kid Friendly
    • Boondocking
    • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
    • Dump Station
    • Group Camping
    • Dispersed Camping
    • Workamping
    • Class A Only


    • Full Hookup
    • Electric 50 AMP
    • Electric 30/20/15 Amp
    • Sewer
    • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup
    • Central Water Spigot
    • Public Phone
    • Water


    • Restrooms
    • Showers
    • Laundry
    • Camp Store
    • Pet Area
    • Propane Available
    • Cafe / Snack Bar
    • Clubhouse
    • Firewood Available
    • Group Kitchen
    • Horse Camp
    • Landing Strip
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Restrooms: vault


    • Pool
    • Playground
    • Recreation Trails
    • Rec Room
    • Casino
    • Fishing
    • Beach
    • Biking
    • Boating
    • Golf
    • Gym/Workout Facilities
    • Horseshoes
    • Mini-Golf
    • Outdoor Courts
    • Pickleball
    • Water Access

    Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort Review & Ratings Overview

    41 RVers Reviewed Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort

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    Date of Stay:Sep 2021
    Nightly Rate: $65 USD

    Date of Stay:Sep 2021

    Nightly Rate:$65 USD

    It is a large campground with many sites. The roads are narrow and the park is hilly. Our site was very, very wooded and damp. There was a good amount of gravel and the hook-ups were fair. We have a 24 foot travel trailer with a full size short box pickup. We were not able to fit on the site without disconnecting. The site was tight and short. Went we made our reservation, we picked a site near the water so we could have a nice view. When we arrived, we were moved to the back of the campground, which felt like we were deep in the woods with no sunlight. As we sat outside that evening, we commented how quite it was. Much to our dismay, at 9:30 PM, a senior citizen seasonal camper right next to us started playing very loud music and many guests arrived. Quiet hours begin at 10PM until 8 AM. At midnight, I finally had to call security to quiet the loud, drunk voices and music. We were looking forward to camping here because of its proximity and amenities, but not guaranteeing your site choice, we will certainly have consider returning because of the obnoxious senior seasonal campers.
    We camped at Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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    Campsite Details


    Site SurfaceGravel
    Site TypeBack in
    Site Space Just long enough for my travel trailer
    Power AvailableYes

    , Good hookup with no issues

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    Sewer Connectionyes

    , Difficult to find because it was ground level and covered with rocks

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    Campground Details
    Clean Restrooms
    Space Between LotsNearby
    Sun & FoliageCovered/Forested
    Tow Vehicle Parkingyes

    Date of Stay:Aug 2021
    Nightly Rate: $91 USD

    ChimeAcademy User ImageChimeAcademy

    2020 CrossRoads Zinger
    14 Reviews | 30 Photos | 4 Tips

    Date of Stay:Aug 2021

    Nightly Rate:$91 USD

    This was a crazy rate for a family of five. Absolutely ridiculous. $91 PER DAY??? While the staff was nice and there were activities for the children, the campers were a different story. The other children had the most foul mouths on them and my husband and I are still scratching our heads over how people let their kids speak to one another!

    There is no speed limit in the campground. Golf carts zoomed through the roads like they were streets. If a pedestrian was strolling along they would yell at them to move to the left, get out of their way, move to the right. This includes the staff we saw speeding through the lawns and the roads. We just couldnt believe it. The sites were spaced nicely apart where we were and our neighbors were friendly. The lake was nice and they have a place just for dogs to swim. Our dog loved it. We camped at Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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    Campsite Details
    Site SurfaceGravel
    Site TypeBack in
    Site Space Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
    Power AvailableYes
    Sewer Connectionyes
    Campground Details
    Space Between LotsNearby
    Sun & FoliageMostly Shady
    Tow Vehicle Parkingyes

    Tip for Other Campers:

    Rent golf cart online or you wont get one. I heard showers are coin operated, but we didnt use them.

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    Date of Stay:Jun 2021
    Nightly Rate: $83 USD

    AvalonDF41 User ImageAvalonDF41

    2015 Itasca Meridian
    83 Reviews | 1 Photos | 50 Tips

    Date of Stay:Jun 2021

    Nightly Rate:$83 USD

    A large park on a beautiful lake. We came here to visit Carbondale and find out more about wife's family
    that lived here in the 1860s. No much else to do here. A great park for families.
    No cable, but excellent WiFi. Even received good OTA channels. We camped at Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort in a Motorhome.

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    Site SurfaceGravel
    Site TypeBack in
    Site Space Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
    Power AvailableYes
    Sewer Connectionyes
    Campground Details
    Clean Restrooms
    Space Between LotsNearby
    Sun & FoliageMostly Shady
    Tow Vehicle Parkingyes

    Date of Stay:Jun 2021
    Nightly Rate: $59 USD

    GDM User ImageGDM

    2008 KZ Other
    49 Reviews | 31 Photos | 12 Tips

    Date of Stay:Jun 2021

    Nightly Rate:$59 USD


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