Do I have to be a member?
Yes. The Woods Campground is a private membership facility. Every guest on the property must be a member. To become a member, you must create an account in our system. Guest Services will use that account to finalize your membership during your initial check-in each season.
How do I get a membership?
Making an account in our database is the first step of becoming a member. This is accomplished by clicking the Reservations dropdown option “Create an Account.” You can bypass the credit card registration, but please make sure all other fields are completed. Otherwise, we’ll have to take the time to complete this process upon check-in which will delay your registration. When you arrive to camp, Guest Services will present your membership form and charge you for the membership. Membership rates are posted at the top of our Rates page. A valid government issued photo ID is mandatory. The Woods Campground has two options for memberships: A full season membership which expires on the last day of the current camping season or a 7 consecutive day temporary membership for guests who aren’t planning a return visit in the current camping season.
I was a member in the past. Do I need to renew it this season?
A new membership is required each season. Keep your membership card! Your membership card and member ID# remain the same forever, but a new membership form will be presented upon your first visit each season.
How do I get added to your waiting list?
REGULAR CAMPSITES: Campsites at The Woods get reserved quickly once our annual online reservation system launches in early March. Weekends often sell out, after which your only options are camping in our overflow fields or getting added to our waiting list. You can add yourself to our waiting list during the online reservation process. If the site amenities you’re seeking are not available, choose the green button “Add me to Waiting List.” You can also ask Guest Services to add you, but you must have an account in our system so we have the means to communicate with you if a site becomes available.
PERMANENT / SEASONAL CAMPSITES: We had a waiting list for these sites prior to constructing our expansion area a few years back and even after filling all the sites that were intended for perms, we still had over 100 people left on the list. We do not have plans to construct additional perm sites, so we stopped adding people to our waiting list. Our rate of 1 to 2 sites a year that are not renewed means it will be over 50 years before we reach the end of the current list. Some perms decide to sell their items on their campsite and often that includes the right to “take over” that site as a new perm camper. Before you agree to this, ask if they have been cleared by camp ownership to do that. Or email Woody with questions.
FULL SEASON WEEKEND RESERVATION SITES: Many regular Woods campers have offered to book the same site for the entire season. So many, in fact, that we started a this program with select sites. We do not include all camp sites because that won’t leave enough sites for those who only plan a few visits per season. If you would like to be notified when we offer these sites during the winter, send an email to Woody. Regular weekend rates apply. There are no discounts for this program and storage is not included. Prior season program participants get first right of renewal. The program is not transferable if you sell your camping equipment.
FIELD PERMS: There are a number of Woods campers who utilize our field camping areas. These sites include electric and potable water in the rows at the bottom of the center field and along Diversity Way and pay one price for all nights of the camping season. If you want to be considered for this type of site, email Woody.
OVERFLOW PERMS: Some Woods campers really enjoy the environment of the overflow field and can keep their camper in the same spot for the entire season. Interested in this program? Email Wayne.
How much is it to visit The Woods Campground?
We have three options for visiting The Woods Campground.
1. Booking a campsite for Overnight Camping
2. Being a guest on someone else’s campsite (transient or perm site)
3. Buying a day or night pass for a designated period of time (but never overnight)
Rates for all three options are on our website’s Rates Page
What does a Daily Pass get me?
The Woods Campground Daily Passes allow you access to everything at the resort during the daily pass period. This is perfect for guests who live in close proximity or who have accommodations at a nearby hotel. In order to stay overnight, you will have to upgrade your pass and settle any difference in fees based on your accommodations. Daily pass periods are:
- Friday or Saturday Day Pass is 10:00am to 6:00pm. Night Pass is 6:00pm to 2:00am. Combo pass is 10:00am to 2:00am.
- Sunday* - Thursday Day Pass is 10:00am to 8:00pm. * Holiday weekend Sunday’s follow the normal weekend time frames.
There is also a Seasonal Daily Pass which allows you free access during any day pass period the entire season long.
Daily pass use requires a valid Woods Campground membership. Please visit our Rates Page for Daily Pass costs.
Can I upgrade my daily pass to an overnight stay?
Yes. You will only be charged the difference in price. This must be done through Guest Services because you will need a new car tag and wrist band.
What are the guidelines for overflow camping?
When all regular sites are booked, many guests camp in our overflow field. The overflow areas do not have any amenities like electric, water, sewer, shade, a fire ring or a picnic table. You do have access to outlets to charge your devices conveniently located on our clubhouse patio. Also, our comfort stations are close by for toilets, hot showers and sinks for washing your utensils. Overflow does not have fire rings, but a raised fire dish is allowed. Bring your own or rent one from the camp store (limited supply). For those with trailers, potable water is available on the corner of our storage building across from the flag poles. Guests with generators must camp in a specific area where they are allowed. Ask at Guest Services. Your site does not have any borders. Your camping space is whatever you need to set up your tent or trailer. One vehicle is allowed in your camping area but on busy weekends, it may be difficult to maneuver a way out if you decide to leave camp. Additional vehicles should park in our parking lot. Overflow sites are priced per person which make them the most economical way to camp – especially if you’re a single guest. Minimum night requirements are still enforced. Overflow sites are unlimited but are chosen on a first arrive, first pick basis.
Is there access to electric in the overflow camping area?
There is limited electric in the overflow area. There are two poles with multiple 15 amp outlets which guests can pay a fee to access. These will not power air conditioners or heaters. See Guest Services to arrange this electric on a first come, first served basis.
If you want to safely use a generator, we ask that you camp in a specific area. Please ask Guest Services for direction.
Where do I park?
Can I just sleep in my car?
Are their grills at the campsites or grates on the fire rings to cook my own food?
What if I don’t know all the people who will be camping with me?
I’m a tenter – can I reserve a site with more amenities?
How do I get there if I don’t drive?
You may be able to travel to camp by bus from your area (including NYC, DC and Philly). Please visit Trailways for their schedule. Your destination should be Lehighton, PA. From there, you can take Carbon Taxi or Uber to the campground. We are aware of a few Uber drivers who can be contacted directly: 484-949-5317 or 267-745-5711. Our address is 3500 Forest Street, Lehighton, PA.
Are pets allowed at camp?
Yes. The Woods Campground allows friendly dogs or other domestic animals but they MUST register with us. Evidence of vaccination is required. Only pets accompanying individuals having overnight accommodations are permitted to be on the property. With the exception of legitimate service animals, pets are not allowed in the clubhouse recreation area – only by your campsite or walking with a leash. You must clean up after your pet and discard the waste in the nearest trash can. Poop bags are provided throughout camp. Excessive barking or howling will not be tolerated. You will be held fully responsible for the action of your animal. Pets (including emotional support animals, comfort animals and pet partners) are NOT allowed inside Cabins , Luxury Trailers or Park Model Resort Home rentals. Legitimate service animals must be cleared through campground owners. Penalty and FHA information can be found here and here.
What’s your cancellation and refund policy?
Can I get refunded if a family emergency or my job forces me to cancel my reservation?
Are there minimum nights required for a reservation?
If I cannot stay the entire weekend because I have to work, can I get a refund for the second night?
How many tents or RV’s will fit on a site?
Can additional guests stay in a tent on my cabin site?
Do you sell alcohol?
What’s your smoking policy?
Are there Group Discounts?
Please visit our Group Guideline Page
Is the entire facility clothing optional or just certain areas?
The entire property is clothing optional except for the café dining room. We ask that traditional standard nudist etiquette is followed including using towels when sitting. Learn the property borders when hiking on our 4+ miles of trails. Never stray off our designated hiking trails. Trail maps are available at Guest Services.
Are there a lot of people having sex?
Will I be welcome if I’m trans? A cross dresser? A male/female couple?
The Woods Campground is designed for the LGBTQ community and welcomes anyone with an open mind. You’ll find other guests from every walk of life with a variety of interests. You will quickly lose your inhibitions in our friendly environment and forget about mainstream society’s “rules.” The only people not allowed at The Woods are bullies, fighters, immature jerks and those who get overly intoxicated (this is usually the same person).