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Indian Head Campground

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Family Style… Indian Head is a family style campground located outside of Bloomsburg, on the banks of the Susquehanna River, at the Southern edge of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Columbia County. We are about mid-way between Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton, and about 3 miles from Interstate-80, Exit #232.

Early Roots… Indian Head was once part of a 210 acre plot of ground, the ownership of which can be traced back to the latter part of the 1700′s. Portions of the land were sold to later become the town of Rupert. The land along the river bank was once a prosperous vegetable farm, with corn still being grown on a portion of it today.

Native American Heritage… The history of the land is inexorably linked to the Native Americans that once lived here over a period of many centuries. Indian Head Campground gets its unique name from a well known local landmark, a natural rock formation along Route #42 that bears an uncanny resemblance to one of the original inhabitants of this land. There are many reminders of the Native Americans that are occasionally found at the campground, as a testament to their heritage and their skill in utilizing the gifts of nature to survive a sometimes harsh environment.



Phone: 570 784-6150

Latitude/Longitude: 40.976834 , -76.472113

Total Sites: 275

Camping Season: May 1 - October 31


Amenities

  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi

Directions

3 mi from I-80, Ex 232, Rt 42 S, follow signs to campground This is a photograph of directions as they appear in our brochure. From Interstate-80, take the Buckhorn Exit #232. Follow Route #42 South about 3 miles to the campground. Directional signs are found at major turns. You will be headed towards Catawissa on Route #42 South, and upon entering the town of Rupert, there will be a fire station on your right. Turn left a few hundred feed past the station, cross over the railroad tracks, and follow the road around to the right. We are located on the left at the stop sign and our store is the building on the left at the entrance. Stop there for assistance. Going back to Interstate-80 requires that you turn to the right as you leave the campground, go past the covered bridge and follow the road across the railroad tracks, back to Route #42. Turn right onto Route #42, and follow the signs back to I-80. Coming from Catawissa on Route #42 North, take the first right turn after you enter Rupert. Coming from Danville on Route #11 North, follow the signs for Route #42 South, just before entering Bloomsburg.



Weather

Overcast
Monday 09/26/2016 20%
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Overcast. High 68F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 09/27/2016 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 73F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 09/28/2016 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 75F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Thursday 09/29/2016 90%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 66F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Rain
Friday 09/30/2016 90%
Rain
Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 66F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.


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  • rej
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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dirty, noisy, not friendly

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July 6, 2009

We spent a night at Indian Head and felt like we were NOT suppose to be there.
We kayaked down the Fishing Creek from Twin Bridges to where it entered the Susquehanna. We had to leave a vehicle with all our gear at the campsite. We were going to be charged for JUST LEAVING our car staged there, not even set up, but in the end they didn't charge us.

There is NO Quiet time at this campsite, I was awake at 11, 12, 1 and 3 am by screaming children and others. It is not like the state parks that really hold the campers to the rules.

The bath house was not very clean.

I wish I could say better things than: it was better then the next stop we made: fromFishing Creek 15 miles down the Susquehanna at Wrays...

After we staged our cars and were told were to set up when we got there, they gave our spot to other kayakers.

We didn't even stay-- we just loaded up the boats and fled after a long and gorgeous day on the river..

The water was great, the camping was not. We'll try a different part of the river next time.

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