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Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort

155 Keen Lake Rd, Waymart, PA 18472-3077
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The Keen Family has welcomed RV campers, tent campers, and cottage guests for over 60 years, and it is as much a privilege today as it was for our parents, James and Dorothy Keen. Every day brings an opportunity to greet a returning friend or to meet a new one at the perfect camping setting of Keen Lake. We respect how valuable a commodity leisure time is, and our mission is to provide the opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and to connect with the splendor that is the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. It's time to gather at the lake.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor pool
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CINDY P wrote a review Oct 2021
Norwich, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a site on the lake, which was very nice. However, be prepared for narrow camp sites which may a challenge to get in and out of. Also, the sites are very close together, so plan to meet and greet your neighbors :) Fortunately, we were there after Labor Day, so there weren't a lot of people there. Overall, it was very relaxing with a great view of the lake
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Date of stay: September 2021
phil W wrote a review Sep 2021
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Once again had a great time , was able to talk with the owner for a bit , what a great Lady , bath houses were especially clean , we actually used the pool this year and that was great just to relax and overlook the lake .. been going there for 4 years now it's just a great relaxing place to escape the world ..
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Linda B wrote a review Sep 2021
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Overall we enjoyed our stay. We requested 2 lots together with the couple we were camping with and the Keen sisters didn't disappoint. I have one suggestion though re water related activities. Boat rental shed was closed when we showed up at 1:45 on a Saturday afternoon. We rented a 4 person aquacycle inside the office for 1 hr. We were told to grab a life vest from the box on the boat shed porch. There were approx. 1 dozen life vests and they were all child size, nothing to fit us 4 adults. Although we were not required to wear one each person was required to have one with them. This didn't seem to be adequate protection from an accident.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Janet Keen, Owner at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Responded 14 Sep 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your candor re the boat shop. In a perfect world, we would have our boat shed open the same hours the office is open, but like most businesses, we are very short staffed. And while, we should have thought of it-- Now that guests are getting their own jackets outside of an attendant's eyes, we definitely should have a better identifying system so guests know whether or not the vests they have are the correct size. I'll be working on that little project tomorrow. Really appreciate your comments!! Best, Jan Keen
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Kenneth G wrote a review Sep 2021
Garden City, New York204 contributions81 helpful votes
This was our annual end of summer/Labor Day camping trip. We love to come twice a year (Memorial Day and Labor Day) and have been doing so for years. We camp in tents in the Pioneer section. We get a lakeside site with no hookups (but sites with hookups are available). We thoroughly enjoy camping here. The campground is well run and there are plenty of activities of you wish to participate. There is a pool, lake beach, boat and kayak rentals, and so much more. There are basic bathrooms with showers. Everyone is warm and friendly. Such a great time, especially when the weather holds up. Every site provides a ring for campfires and wood is sold at the store. The lake has different fish if you want to do that. Just an overall great camping trip for the family.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Quiet time is 11 pm so be neighborly because sound really does travel in the wooded area. If you...
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Response from Janet Keen, Owner at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Responded 14 Sep 2021
We love having your family visit. I'm looking forward to hearing your lovely voices on Memorial weekend.
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Traveltroel wrote a review Aug 2021
Kinnelon, NJ105 contributions45 helpful votes
It was the first time we went glamping and we did not regret it. Our granddaughter and her friend want to do it again. We were there on a Monday - Thursday, relatively quiet days for the campground, the weekends are busier. The Family Glamping tents are located across the lake from the main campground and are all on the lakefront. In between the Glamping tents are spots for regular tents. The ones next to our tent were not occupied, so we enjoyed peace and quiet and the setting on the lake is beautiful. It may be a bit more active on the weekends. The tent itself felt more like a hotel room with a tent around it then a tent - light years away from how we camped 35 years ago with pretty much everything you need provided. The kids loved it, so did we...it made 'camping' very easy. There was a latrine near us with a door that did not close properly, but the small sanitary facility further down the road was fine. It had one sink, one toilet and one shower and there are two such facilities on this side of the lake. Sufficient for when we were there. The Glamping sites are a mile away from the main facilities, so to get to the beach, pool, store etc requires you to hop into a car. It is possible to walk we were told, but the ground was quite soggy in some areas after heavy rainfall, so we opted not to give that a try. Everyone of the staff I dealt with both on the phone, via email, or while there was extremely helpful and responsive. All in all a very positive experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Janet Keen, Owner at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Responded 14 Sep 2021
I'm so glad you loved glamping! I'm in love with the Safari tents and the comfy beds. Thank you for your lovely review. It made me smile.
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United StatesPennsylvaniaPocono Mountains RegionWaymart
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Frequently Asked Questions about Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Nearby attractions include Prompton State Park (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Mustard Seed Cafe, The Gravity Inn Restaurant and Bar, and Belmont Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.