US Army Corps of Engineers
Baltimore District

Group Camp

Rather than attempt to get a number of sites together, Group Camp is a great alternative for large groups of campers.  Located in Meadow Camp (part of the larger Seven Points Recreation Area), Group camp consists of sites 60-67 that can be reserved together under a discounted price.  In addition to the nearby amenities located in Seven Points, Group Camp offers:

● 50 Amp electric service ● Open area for tents
● Flush toilets   ● Drinking water access
● Heated showers ● Playground
● Mostly sunny sites ● Distance to lake shore:
● Semi-improved sites      walking = 15 minutes
● Exclusive Picnic Shelter      driving = 8 minutes

Semi-improved sites.  Sites in group camp have a gravel parking and living pad, but are not defined by timbered edges.  Each site includes a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post.  All sites are level.

Open area for tents.  Each site is limited to one wheeled camping unit (RV’s, trailers, pop-ups, etc) and a tent.  However, a large open common area may be used for additional tents.

Exclusive Picnic Shelter.  A picnic shelter is located to the back of group camp for exclusive use by group camp users.  This shelter was constructed in 2008 in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps and includes:

 

Picnic Shelter

● A concrete floor

● Lights

● Power outlets

● seating for 75+

● Large pedestal grill

● Stone fireplace

Reserve A Site

A reservation for group camp is not required, but is essential to guarantee a stay. Group camp reservations can be made by calling the Ranger Secretary at (814) 658-6809 and requesting a "Group Camp" reservation. 

Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 12:01 a.m., 12 months in advance of the reservation date.  Please note that the National Recreation Reservation Service cannot make a reservation for group camp.  When not under a reservation, Sites 60-67 are available on a first come, first served basis.

Fees & Payments

Payment is due to the Seven Points Entrance Station by 2:00 p.m. following the first night’s occupancy and can be made by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard (use of credit cards may be limited during non-peak/shoulder seasons).  Advance payment cannot be accepted.

Group Camp Fees

$125/ night*            Youth Groups

$175/ night*          Adults Groups

* Add $10/night for each wheeled camping unit in excess of 10 (max 16). Base fee applies to all groups under 10 wheeled camping units.

Golden Age/Access or America The Beautiful Senior/Access discounts are not available for group discounts unless separate cardholders are occupying every camping unit.  To learn more about discount cards available to seniors and persons with disabilities click here.

Check In

Upon arriving at Seven Points campers must first check in at the Entrance Station, located at the entrance to the park. Operating hours are limited and vary by season. If the Entrance Station is closed upon arrival, please follow the procedures posted on the bulletin board to the left of the front door.

 

Meadow campers learn about saving energy at a roaming RayCEP program

At check in, each camper will receive a copy of our campground rules and a trash bag, and be assigned vehicle permits as needed.

A roster will be provided by mail to the group representative. Upon arriving at Group Campsites, each camper will be listed on the registration roster. The roster, with payment, is due to the entrance station by 2:00 p.m. the day following the first night’s occupancy.

Rules & Tips

Knowing the rules and planning ahead will help you save a lot – time, stress, money and maybe a life! Plan before you go and get the most out of your vacation!

The individual making the reservation serves as the group’s Point of Contact (PoC).  The PoC will insure all rules are followed by the group and s/he will assume responsibility for any violations. Group Camp is subject to all rules and regulations defined in CFR Title 36 Section 327, but a summary of campground rules is provided at check-in and by clicking the brochure to the right.  This brochure will help you know …

 

● Campsite Occupancy ● Boats & Trailers
● Check In & Out times ● Vehicles
● Visitors ● Parking & overflow
● Pets ● Quite hours
● Permits ● Trash disposal
● Refunds ● and more!

 

Need a brochure, band-aid or Answer? Park Rangers patrol Seven Points regularly and are available to assist you!

To make your camping trip hassle free here’s a few tips that will help you plan a truly enjoyable vacation.

● To be eligible for the group discount, groups must have a minimum of 8 camping units.

● When not otherwise reserved, Group Camp sites are available on a first come, first served basis..

● Parking can be tight and not all sites can accommodate more than one vehicle. Encourage carpooling or plan ahead to park in an overflow area.

● For the latest lake news and events grab a copy of Currents, our weekly newsletter available at check-in or the Visitor Center.