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“A Great Place to Camp and Fish”

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Otter Lake Camp Resort
Avon, Ohio
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“A Great Place to Camp and Fish”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Otter Lake Camp Resort is a large campground in a well forested area providing shady campsites along Otter Lake which allows for some good fishing. The campground has all the amenities one would normally expect at a campground and then some including water, electric, sewer and cable hook-ups, reliable Wi-Fi, an outdoor and indoor pool, sandy beach and lake swimming, boat rentals, shuffleboard, ball courts, a ball field, planned activities in the summer, a couple laundry mats, several bathhouses with flush toilets and hot showers and a reasonably well stocked camp store. Of course with so many amenities, the cost is higher than most campgrounds but in line with the services provided and very popular with families so don’t expect a quiet and secluded campout in the woods especially during weekends and the peak of the summer season. Fishing in Otter Lake is surprisingly good either from a boat, one of the docks or even right from the shore. A fishing license not required but the lake is catch and release only. Besides plenty of the usual bluegills, there are a surprising number of good sized bass that can be caught right from shore and a few pickerel. Earthworms are very effective in catching bluegills but if you are out to hook bass, use minnows as virtually every bass that I caught or saw others catch (literally dozens over six days) was on a minnow. One word of caution on getting to the campground; when approaching from the west or north, most mapping sites and GPS’s send one onto I380 then to routes 940, 191 and 447 to approach from the northwest. Do not go this way; there is a bridge out on 447 and it is very difficult to turn around towing to take the detour and once around the detour there is a long stretch of road that is very narrow, with sharp curves and steep hills. Instead, follow I80 to exit 309 and follow US 209 to Seven Bridges Rd into the town of Marshalls Creek where you take Marshalls Creek Rd the last seven miles (11.3k) to the campground. While Marshalls Creek Rd is narrow, curvy and hilly, it is far better than the northwest approach. We had a great time camping here and exploring the Delaware Water Gap area and if we come back this way in the future, we will look forward to staying again at Otter Lake.

Room Tip: Sites PT1 and PT2 are nearly lake front at regular price.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This was our 3rd time camping at Otter Lake. Most of the sites are amazing, lake front in the beginning are quite small and crammed in. It is a beautiful wooded campground so although it was 80 degrees out side we did not feel it. Sites are gravel and very clean which is nice. There is a lot to do the kids enjoyed fishing and archery. We played bingo and painted ceramics for a minimal fee. Small sandy beach was nice and pool was refreshing. There is also an indoor pool! They have a small store with the essentials and an ice cream window. Laundry facilities on site and a Weis market 15 minutes away. There is a racquet ball, tennis ball, and basketball court. They also have organized softball games so bring your mitt. They do not allow golf carts which was nice, everyone was riding a bike on the paved roads. Security patrols a lot and they monitor the entrance. The only drawback is they require a 5 night minimum :( We like to camp frequently in the summer but cannot take time off of work so much to camp 5 nights. You can call a few days ahead of time to see if they have anything open to camp for a shorter duration but we have not had much luck with that. There are also a lot of seasonals and it seems they cater to them. Most of the jobs at the resort are held by seasonals and they all know one another. The small country road to get there is a bit long and scary pulling a large travel trailer.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We camped at Otter Lake for an entire week and celebrated our Anniversary (June 23 - June 28, 2014) . We loved it and if we could have stayed another week we would have in a heartbeat. We would Highly Recommend this Campground, it may not have all the advantages of having a lot of activities whether for children or adults but the peace and the serenity of being there, sunsets, wonderful staff, everyone so pleasant and helpful was all worth our week of being there! We will be back there is not doubt about that and with our bicycles! We camped in a 25 ft. travel trailer on one of the Lake Front sites, our site was a perfect size for the two of us.

Room Tip: Lots of walking to do or bring a bike to ride around the campground.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We camped in a tent with our children this past weekend for two nights. The lake has a small sandy beach area where the kids can swim. They loved swimming in the lake! Its not very deep so great for little ones. There were multiple playgrounds throughout the camp, most were shaded which was nice. The pool was freezing, butf still nice with a slide and diving board. The indoor pool was slightly warmer with a family hot tub. The ice cream was yummy and cheap:) Sites are not big, especially the lakefront ones, they are tight! My biggest complaint-our neighbors! They were seasonal people with a junky, dirty RV They stayed up till 3 am,drinking and running around their site which kept us awake. Very annoying!There was nothing we could do about it so we tried to ignore them. I realize you will find those types of people at any campground,unfortunately we got stuck next to them. I wish the quiet times were more enforced, as this is a family place with lots of kids that need a good night sleep(parents too!). The staff was very nice and helpful. We would camp here again!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Columbus, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We just returned from a long weekend at Otter Lake Camp Resort and had a wonderful time. We camped there in a travel trailer and our site was nice and roomy. My brother's family was on one side of us and my dad and step mom were on the other side. We had a perfect weekend with great weather. The staff was polite to our entire group. While it wasn't a super busy weekend, there was a fair number of other campers and the noise level was fine. The bathrooms were pretty clean. The only complaint from our group was that the turn knob on the shower only stayed on about 30 seconds. We definitely want to return!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Although we didn't stay there, we did visit family that came from another state. They loved every aspect of it. The lake, and the kids playground is a plus. Everyone had a blast!! It was nice for our grandchildren and my son to visit family. :-)

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The staff members at Otter Lake should take a course in customer service skills. They were not warm and inviting at all. The pool attendant was very rude to my entire family. The park patrol driving around did not offer a friendly wave or a hello. The gate keeper when you first arrived acted like he was guarding a military base instead of a family campground. We avoided going to the camp store just to not have to go past him at the gate. Beautiful campground, just don't interact with the staff.

Room Tip: When our kids were young we camped at Otter Lake twice a year. Many years later we wanted to share t...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Otter Lake Camp Resort
Address: 1639 Marshalls Creek Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302-8917
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > East Stroudsburg
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Speciality Lodging in East Stroudsburg
Number of rooms: 328

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