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Lovely lakeside destination

The 451 acre Shawnee Lake is beautiful. I had an opportunity to take a 2 hour "autumn paddle" as a... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Altoona, Pennsylvania
RV trip 4 nights Jayco 29MV with Toad

In spite of grey, misty weather, really nice park. Incredibly clean showers/rest rooms. Pull thru... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
John S
Woodbine, Maryland
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The 451 acre Shawnee Lake is beautiful. I had an opportunity to take a 2 hour "autumn paddle" as a result of pre-registration. A very worthwhile kayak experience provided by the park on a monthly basis (check website).

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

In spite of grey, misty weather, really nice park. Incredibly clean showers/rest rooms. Pull thru site 319 (full service) quiet, very comfortable accommodating both RV and Toad. Very easy access to and within the park. great location to visit Flt 93 museum, Bedford, and associated...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I live about an hour away from Shawnee State Park and had never visited until this weekend. What a gem. Very clean park with beaches, paddle boats, camp sites, and such a large beautiful lake. I will certainly return with my husband to do some...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Primarily posting this review to get some cottage/cabin photos online for those who are curious. We couldn't find any prior to our trip so thought this may be helpful for anyone planning a visit. Found Cottage #1 to be clean and comfortable. Sleeps five with...More

3  Thank John A
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We recently hiked around Shawnee Lake on a recent November trip. Despite the favorable weather, the park was almost deserted. The walk around the lake is about 3.5 miles, and almost entirely flat. We plan to go back in the fall for the foliage. Can't...More

2  Thank TheArdentTraveler
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My family stayed here this past weekend. We stayed at the campground which was very nice. I really enjoyed biking and hiking on the Lake Shore Trail, which was 3.5 miles. The lake was beautiful and it was a really nice stay. I would go...More

1  Thank BriPri
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The Lake Shore Trail that surrounds Shawnee is a 3.5 mile flowing trail. It’s incredibly picturesque and makes the perfect trail for biking, hiking or just a romantic walk around the lake!!!

1  Thank BrentF23
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We stopped here for couple of hours on way to Hersheypark from Pittsburgh. Very good place for a break. Very clean, well maintained, clean facilities and a lot of picnic spots. It was quite empty when we passed and assume from the other reviews that...More

2  Thank AwanOmer
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the view of the lake every morning from the lakeside lodge. It's a nice change to have the amenities of the house as opposed to the modern log cabins in other state parks. Myself, my husband, 2 of my adult children and daughter...More

3  Thank Global79357
Reviewed 10 June 2017

It took me years to convince my husband and son to come visit Lake Shawnee with me. Now, we come here almost every summer. We have used the paddle boats, canoes and row boats. Sometimes we take our Labrador Retriever on the row boat. It's...More

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20 January 2016|
Response from jer17842 |
I just answered my own question as I did locate a map that shows a road going to the island.