Shenango Valley RV Park History

Shenango Valley RV Park: A long, colorful history

Tall pines, beautiful foliage, ravines, streams, a historic cabin and more... the beautiful Shenango Valley RV Park of today has an extensive history.

Its origins date back to the old Richert farm, which became a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression. The stone buildings our guests see today were built during this era. The old log cabin campers love to explore was rumored to have been transported to the current site on a barge on the previously known Erie Extension Canal, now the Shenango River.

Later, the camp was sold to the Boy Scouts organization and was renamed Camp Kiondashawa. While the Boy Scouts sold Kiondashawa in the late 1960's to the Reimold Brothers, who would later convert the land into their own campground, we continue to get visitors today who stop and reminisce about their days spent here as scouts and counselors.

For more than 40 years, the camp was known under several names including Reimold's Campground, Forest Friends, and Riverside Campground to name a few, but in 2003 our family purchased the property and renovated the land into the beautiful site our guests enjoy today.

We hope you'll join us sometime in your travels. We're off the beaten path just enough to really be "away," but close enough to enjoy all that Mercer County has to offer.

Keeping the campfire burning,
Dale & Debbie Wilcox

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