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The Official Guide to Tent Camping at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville

Tent camping in Pennsylvania can be both exhilarating and stressful. Here at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville, we make it easy to enjoy your camping trip! With this guide, you will learn everything you need to know when planning your Pennsylvania tent camping trip. From recipe recommendations to the benefits of tent camping, this guide is sure to make your tent camping experience run a little smoother and make you feel more prepared!

Benefits of Tent Camping

Tent camping is a fun and affordable way to spend time with family and friends. Not only does tent camping allow for quality time to unplug from technology and reconnect with nature, but it also helps to foster bonding and create memorable experiences with your loved ones. Whether you're working together to set up camp or gathering around the campfire to roast marshmallows, tent camping is a great way to enjoy a vacation together!

A Cheaper Alternative

Family vacations can be expensive - fortunately, tent camping tends to be cheaper than other accommodations. Tent camping at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville allows you to save the extra cash from the site, without skimping out on the fun. With our wide range of attractions for you and your family to enjoy, you'll be able to have a blast without breaking the bank!

Connect with Nature

Another benefit of tent camping is being able to connect with nature. Tent camping at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville offers a chance to breathe in the fresh air and sleep under the stars. Staying at our Pennsylvania campground brings you back to enjoying the simple things - like the sound of crickets at night and birds chirping in the morning. It's time to soak in the sunshine and vitamin D, and feel refreshed during your time away from your normal routine!

Take a Break from Technology

Tent camping at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville will also allow you to disconnect. By tent camping, you can step away from the emails and phone calls, giving you the break you need to unwind and unplug. Taking a step away from the screens and reconnecting with nature will allow you to return home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. It's a win-win!

Choosing a Tent Site

Here at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville, we have one kind of tent site! Let’s take a closer look at our Standard Tent/Pop Up Site. 

Standard Tent/Pop Up Site

Looking to step away from RV or cabin camping? Our Standard Tent/Pop-Up Sites allows you to do so! Choose from sites located right by the action or private sites among the trees. Each of our tent sites come with a picnic table, fire ring, and electric & water hook-ups! Our sites are also pet-friendly if you would like a furry friend to tag along with you on your camping trip! For more information on bringing your pet with you, check out these 5 Useful Tips for Camping with Pets!

Take Advantage of our Attractions

After you’ve chosen your tent site for the ultimate Pennsylvania tent camping experience and have set up camp, it's time to take advantage of the numerous attractions and activities we have to offer! Our Pennsylvania campground has many things to do for both the kids and adults alike. From our water attractions like the activity pool and hot tubs, to competitive games of laser tag and gaga ball, tent camping in Pennsylvania has more to offer when you stay at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville! 

Included Attractions

While enjoying your stay, you and your family must check out the huge variety of included attractions and activities we have to offer! If you're looking to enjoy our water attractions, you can float in our swimming pools, splash around at the water zone, or warm up in our hot tub. Feeling competitive? Try lazer tag, sports courts, or our scavenger hunt. If you're looking to try something a little more relaxing, our arts & crafts, "Hey Hey" rides, fishing pond, and jumping pillows are for you. With so much to do, it’ll be difficult knowing where to start!

Additional Attractions

Other attractions we offer can be accessed with a small fee. Attractions that are additional, but should still be given a try, include Candy Bar Bingo, ceramics, Gem Mining, archery tag, and tie-dye. To make the most out of your stay, we recommend purchasing a Fun Pass! This add-on gives you instant access to all sorts of attractions that are otherwise not included in your stay - including some additional tasty treats!

Enjoy On-Site Dining

After a long day of fun in the great outdoors, you’ll likely find yourself needing to refuel. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with our on-site dining options! We recommend checking out the Pic-A-Nic Basket - located next to our water attractions - where you'll find delicious pizzas, burgers, drinks, and so much more! Our Pennsylvania campground also has the Putt Putt Hut - the perfect stop for a sweet treat like ice cream and milkshakes! On the other hand, if you're looking to make something homemade at your campsite, we've outlined some yummy recipes you must try. Although burgers and hot dogs are a staple camping meal, Yogi Bear™ and Friends recommend these tasty bites:

Beef Taco Skillet

With a cast iron skillet and a campfire, anything is possible! Try changing things up a bit with this Beef Taco Skillet recipe. With some beef, beans, and sweet potatoes, this recipe will take your camp food to the next level.

Campfire Mac & Cheese

Left the cast iron at home by accident? No worries, this recipe doesn’t need it! With a disposable aluminum pan, you can make this Campfire Mac & Cheese with ease. This super simple recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Campfire Donuts

Craving something sweet? Then these Campfire Donuts are for you! With a cast iron pan, some vegetable oil, biscuit dough, and sugar, these simple donuts take no time at all. For breakfast in the morning or a sweet treat to end the day, these donuts are sure to cure any sweet tooth!

Tent Camping Policies & Procedures

Tent camping takes a little more preparation than when cabin or RV camping. We've outlined a few items you should remember before embarking on your Pennsylvania tent camping trip.

On-Site Grocery Store

Regardless of the extra preparation, tent camping at Jellystone Park™ Quarryville is as stress-free as possible with the help of our Ranger Station! The Ranger Station is always freshly stocked to ensure that any essentials you may have forgotten to pack, we have! From select grocery items and ice, to bug spray and souvenirs, your Pennsylvania camping trip will be hassle-free and full of ease!

No Outside Firewood

Another important policy to note is the prohibition of outside firewood. State regulations prohibit the use of outside firewood in order to prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. But don't worry, firewood can be purchased at our Ranger Station, with the option of delivery to your campsite, ensuring that you can still enjoy a cozy campfire during your stay.


Tent camping in Pennsylvania can be stressful, but for those who want the traditional feel of camping without the stress and hassle of truly roughing it, Jellystone Park™ Quarryvilleis the campground for you. With tons of fun attractions to keep the day fun, as well as the Ranger Station and on-site dining options that will make your trip stress-free, Jellystone Park™ Quarryville is truly the best Pennsylvania campground for tent camping. Be sure to check out our Standard Tent/Pop-Up Site online before booking your stay - we hope to welcome you soon!