The Camp

Situated on 55 acres of forest in Petersburg, PA, Camp Golden Pond is a perfect retreat. A seven acre lake is perfect for fishing and canoeing. Nearby Rothrock State Forest offers numerous hiking and backpacking options. The camp even features an archery range and a gaga ball pit.

Each unit is equipped with a kitchen sporting electricity and refrigeration, flush bathrooms, and a fire pit.

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The lodges are available year round and are heated in the winter. Both lodges include indoor flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.

Legacy Lodge

Legacy Lodge is an open floor plan lodge that sleeps 60 people and features a commercial kitchen. The lodge was built in 2000 and is perfect for large group gatherings.

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Palmer Lodge – Tussey

Palmer Lodge – Tussey was built in 1964  and was originally a modular family home. Upper Palmer (Tussey) sleeps 24 on bunk beds. The lodge has a kitchen, dining area, bathrooms, showers, and 4 bunk rooms (1 4 person room, 2 6 person room, and 1 8 person room).

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Palmer Lodge – Barree

Palmer Lodge – Barree is the bottom of this unit. Newly renovated and sleeps 26 additional beds, has 1.5 baths (shower included), large group room, fireplace and full kitchen with a 6-burner stove. This unit is great for cold weather camping and is also ideal for groups wishing to tent in “Palmer Woods”.

Hemlock House

Formerly the ranger’s house, Hemlock House is a cozy little lakeside cabin that can sleep up to 10 people. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. The master bedroom is furnished with 2 full beds and the 2nd bedroom has 3 bunk beds (6 bunks). The house also has a full kitchen, dining room, and a living room featuring a sitting area and a Foosball table.

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Outer Units

The outer units are available seasonally. All units include a communal kitchen pavilion with a cook-top and refrigerator and a bathhouse with flush toilets. The Serendipity bathhouse is the only outer unit with showers.


Wald is a lakeside cabin unit with sleeping accommodations for up to 24 people on bunk beds. Each of the 3 cabins sleeps 8 people.

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Unit II

Unit II consists of seven cabins that sleep a total of 44 people. Built in 1991. While most cabins sleep 6 each, the “leader” cabin sleeps 8.

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The newest unit, Serendipity ,is a group of 7 “tabins” – colorful “tent-cabins”. Each tabin sleeps 4, for a total of 28 at the campsite. Serendipity was built in 2006.

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Day Use

Groups looking to utilize the outdoor spaces for day use may do so with a reservation.

We will assign either a picnic pavilion or fire circle for your use depending on availability and your group’s size and needs. All fire circles have picnic tables or other seating areas and grills. If you have accessibility needs, please let us know when making your reservation.

Restrooms will be available at either Wald, Serendipity, or Lower Palmer depending on availability.

Daytime activities might include archery*, canoeing*, gaga ball, fishing, or other outdoor activities.

*Fee required for archery and canoeing.