We decided to try this park because the nearby state parks and Corps of Engineers parks do not allow pets. Most of the folks staying in the park are working on local construction projects. Many others are seasonal. Only a few campers are vacationers staying a week or less. The negatives I read in other reviews are true. There is noise from the highway, a train, and from construction vehicles on the property. There is generally a run-down feeling due to the age of many units and restroom / shower. We were here Monday - Thursday, so weekend rowdiness was not an issue at all. But there was also much we liked. In fact, we ended up staying four extra nights. We stayed in the lower loop, which is used by the short-term visitors. Our site was right along the Susquehanna River. Our view were of mature trees and the river. It was very relaxing and peaceful. We used two of the owner's kayaks and thoroughly enjoyed an easy-going float along the river. We found the people here very friendly. I would definitely stay here again for these reasons. The scenery was really very nice and having easy access to the river for swimming, boating or fishing was a plus. Also, our dogs were welcome here.
We prefer public campgrounds over private, and we went to Pinecreek because there was no space available in nearby Robert Treman State Park. However, we found the things that we value about state parks were available at Pinecreek Campground: spacious sites, most with mature (pine) trees providing good shade; a small pond and an unobstructed view of countryside and rolling hills, providing a very pleasant sunset view. We stayed on the western loop. Some extended-stay campers are set up, but they are all in attractive condition. Biggest negatives: sanitation issues. The toilet areas were really not very good. Otherwise, the restroom / showers were acceptable, but dated. Biggest yuck was the droppings of the Canada geese all around the pond. Made for a challenging walk! We enjoyed our visit and would be happy to return here.