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Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort

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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. The resort campus includes a 90-acre spring fed mountain lake, a glamping village, pioneer style tent sites, full hook up RV site. Some sites are located on the water, others nestled among trees and others in shaded area. Amenities include lake and pool swimming, snack bar, camp store, gift shop and pet beach, laundromat, clean and spacious bathhouses and Wi-Fi. Family fun includes, basketball, volleyball, and pickleball courts, sports field, shuffleboard, horseshoe pit, game room, horseshoe pit, organized activities and entertainment. We respect how valuable a commodity leisure time is, and our mission is to provide the opportunity for all 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)
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Canoeing
Fishing
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Outdoor pool
Self-serve laundry
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Ana P wrote a review Oct 2022
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Keen Lake is without a doubt a beautiful and wonderful place to spend with family or alone. The grounds are impeccable, the staff is extremely friendly, courteous and address problems right away. Keen Lake has an atmosphere of “home feeling”.. would definitely continue to go there. Amenities are wonderful.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank your for your high five and your lovely, lovely complements. We so appreciate having the opportunity to host you! The pleasure was indeed ours.
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Chad W wrote a review Oct 2022
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Had an absolutely fantastic time at Keen Lake! The staff was friendly and helpful, the park was clean, organized and well maintained and the events for our kids were often, fun and well planned. Speaking with Janet briefly during one of the kids events was a pleasure. We will absolutely be back next season.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure to meet you. I'll look forward to another chat with you next season.
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Anne P wrote a review Sep 2022
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This is our second time glamping here with our kids, friends, and their kids - first trip was 2020. We have also tent camped here, always a great time! We go to enjoy the lake and each other, hiking nearby. Everything is CLEAN and well taken care of. Even our "I don't do camping" friends were comfortable and can't wait to come back. Thank you for your outstandingly polite and personable staff, mix that with clean and well cared for properties, and it's a win! Looking to enjoy many more years coming here!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Janet Keen, Owner at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Responded 2 Oct 2022
What an amazing review! You truly made my day and I will make sure to share this with our remarkable staff, who are truly the wind beneath our wings. We truly look forward to your next stay with us.
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Robert G wrote a review Sep 2022
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This lake resort is wonderful! We had a perfect RV site right on the lake. The campground is meticulously kept. The staff was friendly and helpful. We rented an Aqua Cycle and pedaled around the lake. We highly recommend a visit to the Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Janet Keen, Owner at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Responded 2 Oct 2022
What a lovely thing to say.! Thank you so very much for acknowledging our amazing staff. We are so proud of their enthusiasm for providing our guests with great service. I'll be sure to share this with them. The pleasure was absolutely ours! Kindest regards, Jan Keen
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561marke wrote a review Sep 2022
Collegeville, Pennsylvania39 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a nice time at the lake resort. The park was clean and well maintained. Everyone was very friendly. The only item to bring to the attention to management is the bathroom/shower buildings with the one shower should have a lock on the door for privacy and security. When using the facilities others just walked in.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Janet Keen, Owner at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Responded 2 Oct 2022
Thank you for your lovely review and for you feedback. We really appreciate guests pointing out what was enjoyabe about their visit as well as what would improve the experience. Thank you for sharing yours!
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phil W wrote a review Sep 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania21 contributions
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As always the staff and owners are /were incredible helpful and courteous .. and as far as putting RELAX in your vacation even when it rained ... You ARE. Still at KEEN LAKE .. slice of heaven . Just walking with the other campers they just seem to be a different kinder people you normally come across at other campgrounds..
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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sharon S wrote a review Sep 2022
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all amenities are updated. Lotsa stuff for kids to do. Great place for glamping, camping or RVing. Nice pool, game room, laundry room. Lake and scenery is beautiful. Site is very clean. Prices at the stores are great too. 24hr security and maintenance guy is great.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Kenneth G wrote a review Sep 2022
Garden City, New York216 contributions82 helpful votes
Back again for our Labor Day Weekend camping trip. We go basic lakeside in the Pioneer Section (no water or electric hookups, although those are available if you want). We love coming back to the campground because it is just right. The lakeside sites are very nice and fishing from the shore is fun. The camp store has all the basics plus more so no need to go elsewhere. But close by there is a supermarket, beer distributor and dollar general if you need. The people running the campground (the Keen sisters and all of the workers) are super friendly and accommodating. There are plenty of on the lake activities if you wish (boating, paddle boats and a beach) and also off lake (a pool, playgrounds, ceramics). Sunday night tops off with a Karaoke show down and dance. The Pioneer section has two bathhouses with showers (basic but functional) and a few outhouses. We have a great time each time and are looking forward to next summer.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Pioneer Section, Lakeside, is great. Need to ask in advance.
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Tony54_11 wrote a review Aug 2022
Quakertown, Pennsylvania77 contributions14 helpful votes
It is a nice place to go. They have a lake and pool small store, and the staff is friendly. One big problem the roads are narrow and if you have a big RV, it is not easy to maneuver. I hit a fence post and tore my awning arm, Then I was trying to maneuver the RV and hit a big stump and rock and damaged my lower bumper on my pickup truck. While there a main hose disconnected, and we had no water. When I called the emergency number no one called back. two hours later they did fix it. never let us know. So, it is a nice place but not one I will go back to.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Janet Keen, Owner at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort
Responded 22 Aug 2022
Thank you so very much for your honest feedback. I very much appreciate it and I'm so very sorry that your stay with us was not what either of us hoped for. This will be shared with my partners and others. We wish you many, many more days of happier camping.
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Maggie M wrote a review Aug 2022
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We just recently stayed at Keen Lake for the weekend! We stayed on Sites L21 and L22. It was such a beautiful weekend. The campsites were smaller than expected, but we were still able to fit 2 medium/large tents on each site! If you want more room, I suggest renting out 2 sites and next to each other if you're staying on any of the "L" lots. You must pay the $25 to secure that they dont move either of your sites when you are booking though. ***The golf cart rental is a MUST.*** It made it so much easier to go back and forth from the pool/swim area/playground. We had our 1 and 3 year old boys with us. They had a blast! The sun does directly hit the sites all day long, so I would suggest bringing a 10x10 pop up tent for shade. They start to get shade around 2-3pm. The view of the lake is so beautiful, especially in the early morning hours! There is an electrical and water post, but it is down near the water. I highly recommend bringing a surge protector so you can plug more than 1 thing in at a time. I also suggest bringing a long extension cord. This is so if you need to use a fan inside the tent or charge your phone inside the tent, so it doesn't get wet, it'll be able to reach wherever you'd like. Hopefully these tips were helpful! I didn't see the sites before traveling there, so I wish someone had written a review like this for me when I was booking. Overall, it was a great weekend, and we are definitely booking next summer!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 22 Aug 2022
Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate your great suggestions and thank you for your lovely comments.
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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, Belmont Cafe, and The Gravity Inn Restaurant and Bar.
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.