“It’s time to gather at the lake”

To ensure the best possible camping experience for friends and family, our campground map and our rules are easily available here on our website and at our office. Please review them both carefully prior to your stay with us! If you have any questions or special requests, contact our office at 570-488-6161 and we’ll be happy to assist you!


Keen Lake Campground Map


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Parents, you are responsible for your children. A parent/guardian or age-appropriate caregiver must be present on the grounds with all minor children. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, or age-appropriate caregiver at the pool, lake, game room and bathhouses.

PA state law prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages for persons under the age of 21.

• No firearms, power tools, chain saws, leaf blowers, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles, sparklers, fireworks on premise. Items will be confiscated to be returned upon departure of guest.

• No cutting, removal, destruction or injury to any tree or shrub. Please do not cut saplings. Violations will result in fines and/or eviction.

• Stonewalls are a part of Keen Lake history. Do not take stones from these walls. Violations will result in fines and/or eviction.

• Camping guests may not sell merchandise on the property.


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Road Rules

• Please remember that Keen Lake Road is a public road.

• Please walk to the side of the road and be careful not to obstruct the flow of traffic. Observe all safety rules when driving and walking.

• The speed limit on the grounds is 10 mph.

• Only licensed, insured drivers may operate vehicles.

• We do not permit ATVs, dirt and mini-bikes to be operated on the grounds.

PA law requires children ages 12 and younger to wear helmets (bicycles, skateboards, & rollerblades.)

Skateboards, electric scooters, skates, and rollerblades may not be ridden on Keen Lake Road, inside any buildings or on the patio in front of the office. They may be ridden on Gravity Lane, Top of the Morning, and SunRise Knoll. Bicycles ARE permitted on Keen Lake Road as well as all camping roads.

Bicycles, Skateboards, electric scooters, skates, and rollerblades may not be ridden down steep inclines, which include Chipmunk Lane Hill, Little Keen Road, and SunRise Knoll Hill and other areas as posted. All may be ridden from dawn to dusk and are to be parked at site or rental unit by dusk.

Bikers are asked to use bike racks to park bicycles when on the grounds. Please do not park bicycles in front or to the side of the Keen Lake Office.


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Golf Carts & Scooters

Golf Carts are permitted only for guests when medical conditions require use for mobility. Operation is limited to the individual on file, who must be an adult, licensed, and insured driver. Proof of insurance, medical certification, and driver’s license must be on file at the office and the request approved by officers of KLC, Inc. Electric golf carts are preferred, however, gas powered golf carts with muffler and a low-level noise level (management discretion) may be accepted. KLC will furnish comprehensive Rules for Golf Cart usage upon request.

• Pennsylvania does not recognize golf carts as street vehicles. Golf carts may not be operated on Keen Lake Road with the exception of crossing a roadway.

Registered/motorized/licensed scooters are permitted for use by licensed operators only and are guided by all PA motor vehicle rules and regulations.

• Please observe 10 MPH speed rule when on grounds.  Golf carts without lights must be parked at site by dusk.  All golf carts must be parked at site by quiet hours.


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Campfires & Firewood

• Campfires must be contained in the fire ring and extinguished with water before you retire for the night. Hot embers can re-ignite the fire if winds are blowing. Shuffle the fire to make sure it is out. Never leave a fire unattended… not even for a minute.

• Do not place fire rings or fire pits on the grass or in your parking area.

• Do not remove stones from any of our stone walls to construct a fire pit.

• It is illegal in the state of Pennsylvania to transport firewood over state lines. The transporting of wood is a threat to our forests. When we move wood from one regional area to another, we potentially move serious forest insects and pathogens, many of which weaken and kill trees.

• Campfires are the heart and soul of a great camping experience. Keen Lake provides a fire ring at all campsites.

Keen Lake does not permit any firewood to be brought onto Keen Lake Property. All firewood must be burned prior to your departure. Please do not take it with you.

Keen Lake has locally cut firewood available for purchase at our office.

Why? Over the years, a number of exotic invasive species have been detected in the United States, having gained entry largely through human activities, mainly through the movement of goods and people. Since 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer has killed tens of millions of ash trees. Of particular concern to those of us in Northeast Pennsylvania is the Sirex Wood Wasp and the Spruce Bark Beetle—both of which have the potential to decimate the Commonwealth’s pine and spruce resources. In 2007, recognizing the potential economic impact hitchhiking non-native invasive pests could have on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s communities, industries, and environment, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture enacted a quarantine order. Firewood may NOT be transported across state lines, nor may it be transported from commonwealth communities identified as having an invasive species present.


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• Lake fish at Keen Lake include bass, bluegill, calico, perch, pickerel and catfish. We encourage catch and release. Please do not overfish. Daily limit guidelines are provided by the Pennsylvania Fish Commission.

• PA Fishing licenses are required for anglers ages 16 and older. PA fishing licenses are available online at

• Officers of the Pennsylvania Fish Commission patrol Keen Lake regularly. KLC is not responsible for any fines incurred by guests.

• For more information about PA fishing laws and guidelines, please visit


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• There are no lifeguards at the beach. Swim at your own risk. Weak or inexperienced swimmers should NOT swim in the lake without appropriate flotation devices and a companion who is a strong swimmer.

• Parents MUST supervise minors when they are swimming.  Children ages 12 and younger may not swim at either the pool or the beach unless accompanied by a supervising adult.

• No pets other than ADA service dogs are permitted in the pool or the people beach areas.

• We invite your pets to swim at the dedicated pet swimming area to the right of the people beach.

At the Pool

• Pool hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, unless otherwise posted. Please observe posted pool rules.

• Bathing suits must be worn at the pool: no cut-offs, jeans, etc.

• Children who have not been potty trained must wear swim diapers.

• No glass containers or smoking permitted inside the gated pool area or at pool entrances.

• Floats are not permitted at the pool as they obscure the sight line to the bottom of pool.

• Please do not bring balls or play water games that will intrude on other guest’s space

At the Lake

• Please observe posted rules.

• Lake swimming in the designated area permitted from dawn to dusk.

• Lake swimming permitted only in the areas marked by buoys.

• No pushing off the floating docks.

• Observe the posted maximum persons on floating docks.

• Keen Lake does not permit swimming from any boat.


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Boat Regulations

Boat operators are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations pertaining to watercraft in the areas in which they boat. Operators are responsible for the actions of all persons aboard their watercraft.

• Guests may bring their own watercraft (boats up to 14′, canoes, kayaks, and inflatables) to Keen Lake. Please register these at the office and pay the appropriate launch fee.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-native plants and animals have the potential to degrade ecosystem health and make waterways unsuitable for recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming. To prevent this, inspect and clean all vessels, trailers, equipment, and clothing before transporting them to different water bodies:
–Remove all visible mud, plants or animals.
–Clean and dry all equipment and remove clothing
–Only release plants, fish or animals back into the body of water from where they came.

Thank you for keeping Keen Lake clean!

PA Law requires: (1) Every person in the watercraft to have a wearable (in good & serviceable condition) U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD/Life vest; (2) Children under the age of 12 to wear vests and be accompanied by an adult; (3) Proper navigation lights on board boats after sunset. (Keen Lake does not rent boats after dusk); (4) A sound-producing device be on board boats (whistle, horn, etc.); (5) All boats which use an electric motor to be registered and display a valid sticker.

• Keen Lake does not permit swimming from any boat.

• Do not enter into any buoyed area.

• Boating is strictly prohibited in swimming areas.

• Boats are not permitted in pond area near waterfall.

Click here for information on Keen Lake Boat Rentals.


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Disposal of Garbage

• We do not collect garbage from the sites. It is your responsibility to dispose of properly bagged garbage in the dumpsters located by the Gravity Lane bathhouse or by the side of the Maintenance building. Place household garbage only in dumpsters. DO NOT put large bags of garbage in the small trash cans located throughout the park.

• When you clean fish, please seal the discarded parts in plastic before placing in garbage bags.

• Please burn burnable material in your campfire.

• Do not discard old furniture, mattresses, patio furniture, bikes, decks, grills, etc…. these are not accepted by our refuse collection. We are happy to help you make arrangements to dispose of these items at cost.

We have recycling containers throughout the grounds for aluminum cans. This recycling project raises funds to heat area churches. We very much appreciate your support!