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Moraine State Park offers options for overnight stays

January 31, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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For those celebrating Moraine State Park's 50th anniversary, there are plenty of options for overnight stays.

The park has cabin rentals, Adirondack shelters and group tenting areas.

Park Manager Dustin Drew said the cabins are the most popular choice with a lot of comfort features, but with an intentional lack of technological forms of entertainment.

“They book up well in advance,” Drew said. “You can actually make a reservation up to 11 months in advance, and some people take advantage of that.”

The Adirondack shelters are basic structures with three walls and a roof, but they serve the purpose of one-night stays, especially for those hiking the North Country Trail.

“You have to hike into them,” Drew said. “It's not really a campsite. It's just for overnight stays for backpackers.”

Drew said the group tenting areas offer great opportunities for Scouts and other organizations to camp together.

Moraine has three options for overnight stays but does not have a family-style campground within the park.

“It was part of the original master plan, and it was just never developed fully. It is something we consider from time to time,” Drew said. “There are no set plans right now, but I won't say it never will happen in the future. It's just something we need to evaluate.”

To book a cabin or group tenting site, visit https://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com or call toll free at 888-727-2757.

Anyone camping in the Adirondack shelters should check at the park office before their stay.

The park hosts about 2 million visitors each year.

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Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger graduated with a degree in journalism in 2015 from Pitt-Johnstown. A business reporter, he also covers Slippery Rock borough, township and school district.