Picture a quiet country setting with trees dotted all around and you have envisioned Wheel-In Campground, a nature’s bounty of rolling green hills and pastoral beauty. This is a dream vacation spot with good old-fashioned fun on the everyday menu.
Pitch a tent or park your RV right next to Plum Creek and fish for supper from the back door. The park offers simple connections to electricity (30/50 amp) and water, as well as a sewer dump station at the camp. Pads are mainly grass out in the open with a fire ring, picnic table, and a combination of easy pull-through or back-in sites.
The hosts take pride in their well-kept restrooms and showers -- plus, you can stay social with friends as wi-fi is available at the office. The campground is super child-friendly with a playground, paddle boating on the lake, basketball, and volleyball. The grown-ups can enjoy shuffleboard, horseshoes, and fishing for trout.
Camp staff is always thinking up new activities to keep guests entertained, including the annual children’s fishing tournament, Water Fun Weekend, and Monte Carlo Night, to name a few. Most of us have childhood memories of a campground where the summer never seemed to end. Wheel-In Campground epitomizes those wonderful days when, for a time, life was about playing in the creek or exploring the countryside with newfound friends.
The cool thing about camping is you can generally bring your dog, and Wheel-In Campground is no exception. Your fluffy pals will have the time of their lives sniffing the country air and enjoying walks around the grounds. The rules state that all pooches must be supervised, kept on a leash, and picked up after by their owners. They are allowed in the tent and RV areas, but not in the rental trailer available for those wanting to drive in and be accommodated in a fully-equipped camper.
Around three-and-a-half miles from the camp is the town of Shelocta, a farming community with family-friendly eateries and stores. Further on, you can get acquainted with Indiana, known for the Jimmy Stewart Museum, a tribute to this iconic actor, plus Blue Spruce Park, a dog-friendly oasis of water and wooded trails.