Fantasy Island Campground



401 Park Drive, Sunbury, PA, 17801


We are your family friendly camping destination!  Located on Packer Island, along the banks of the Susquehanna River, between Northumberland and Sunbury, Pennsylvania. We open on April 15th and close for the season on October 15th of each year.  We have approximately 100 sites.  All of our sites have water, electric, and sewer hook-ups. Each has a poured concrete patio, and are 30 or 50 amp capable. All of our transient sites have a fire ring and plastic picnic table. We also offer cable TV and free WiFi.

Park History

Fantasy Island Campground is unique, in that it once was an amusement park with a rich history.  Around 1900, the land was leased from James C. Packer, a Sunbury millionaire who owned the island, to create "Island Park."  The park began with very few amusements other than picnic facilities. Vaudeville shows and motion picture shows were later added and became a large crowd draw.

In 1923 Steila M. Wiest of Shamokin bought the land that housed Island Park, for an amusement park. In 1925, the crown jewel of the park, a dance pavilion, was erected. Some of the nation's biggest names in entertainment filled engagements there, including in it's later year's, names like Chubby Checker and Dick Clark. After the completion of the dance pavilion, an 80' by 100' swimming pool was built.  The pool held a total capacity of 737,000 gallons of water.  While the pool was being built, a roller coaster was also being constructed. After 2 years of construction, the "Island Flyer" was officially opened in 1926. The park also featured a carousel, built by the world famous Dentzel Company of Philadelphia. The carousel measured 50 feet in diameter, with 3 rows of animals, 50 in total, plus 2 chariots. (The round building that housed the carousel still stands and is what we currently use as our rec-room.  It is a very unique feature of our park.)

Unfortunately, in 1972 Hurricane Agnes swept through the area, causing historic flooding.  Much of the park was destroyed. The relic of the park, the dance pavilion, sustained excessive damage and had to be torn down.  An article from Sunbury's "Daily Item" newspaper referred to the demolition of the popular dance hall, as "an end of an era."  The land was developed into a campground in the late 70's and thus, Fantasy Island Campground was born.

Open Dates: April 15 to October 15



RV Site

Any extra vehicles beyond the RV and tow vehicle itself will be parked away from the site in the overflow parking.

There is a 2 night minimum on weekends and a 3 night minimum on July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

 

We also rent boat slips by the day.  Please let us know in the 'Special Requests or Considerations' portion of your reservation if you are interested in renting one.  We will reach out to you about availability and payment for the slip upon arrival.

 

If you're looking for somewhere that you can park your camper for the entire summer, give us a call about a seasonal site!

 

 

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Full Hook-Up - 30/50 amp $45.00 $265.00 $650.00
Full Hook-Up - 30/50 amp (No Slideouts on Driver Side) $45.00 $265.00 $650.00
Cabins

There will be an additional $50 security deposit due at Check-in.  The security deposit is refundable so long as there is no damage to the property.

We also rent boat slips by the day.  Please let us know in the 'Special Requests or Considerations' portion of your reservation if you are interested in renting one.  We will reach out to you about availability and payment for the slip upon arrival.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin $135.00
RV Rental

There will be an additional $50 security deposit due at Check-in.  The security deposit is refundable so long as there is no damage to the property.

 

We also rent boat slips by the day.  Please let us know in the 'Special Requests or Considerations' portion of your reservation if you are interested in renting one.  We will reach out to you about availability and payment for the slip upon arrival.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
RV Rental $95.00 $555.00

Images of the Grounds

Please note, we do take photos and videos during the season for use on our website, brochures, social media, etc. By entering our campground you agree to be photographed and your image used for such purposes.

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct, foul language, drunkenness, and any illegal matters, will lead to immediate eviction without refund.

Respect Your Neighbors

Please be respectful of your neighbors.

Vehicle Washing

No washing cars or campers on site. Washing allowed in designated area only. Fees apply.

Trash Disposal

Please use the designated garbage dumpsters at the park entrance (campground generated trash only). Do not burn garbage.

Take Care of Our Trees

Do not cut any trees.

Fire Rings & Firewood

Do not move fire rings. Burn only wood in the fire rings and no fires on the ground. The State of Pennsylvania prohibits the transporting of wood from other states into Pa. due to the growing threat of tree-killing emerald ash borer and other harmful forest pests and diseases. (Firewood is for sale at the office.)

Pet Policy

Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after them. No pets allowed in any building (ie: office, rest-rooms, rec-room, cabin, etc.) or inside the pool area. Any aggressive or threatening animals are not permitted in the campground.

Guests

All day and overnight guests must register at the office and pay prevailing fees. Campers are responsible for the actions of their guests. Day visitors must leave by 10:00 P.M. or pay overnight guest fee.

Pool Rules

Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times when at the pool. (No lifeguard on duty - swim at your own risk.) Children still in diapers must wear swim diapers when in the pool.

Adult Supervision

All children must be back at their campsites by 10:00 P.M. unless accompanied by an adult.

No Bikes After Dark

No bikes, scooters, hover-boards, etc. allowed after dark.

River Walkway

River walkway is for authorized seasonal boat dock holders only.

Do Not Cut Through Other Sites

Do not walk or ride bikes through other campsites.

No Fireworks

No fireworks are permitted inside the park.

Licensed Drivers

We do allow golf carts but you must have a valid driver's license to operate a golf cart in our campground.

Keep the Campground Clean

Please keep campsites, rest-rooms, and facilities as clean as you found them.

No Tent Stakes

Absolutely no tent stakes or spikes allowed in the ground. (Our water, electric, and cable lines all run underground.)

No Subletting/Sharing Sites

One RV/camper per site. No subletting of sites or campers.

Campground Speed Limit

Speed limit is 5 MPH and is strictly enforced.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are 11:00 P.M. - 8:00 A.M.


50 Amps

30 Amps

Cable Hookups

Clubhouse

Community Fire Pit

Community Showers

Fire Pit

General Store

Paved Roads

Picnic Table

RV Hookup

Sewer Hookups

Shower

Water Hookups

WiFi



Basketball

Boating

Canoeing

Fishing

Mini Golf

Shuffleboard

Swimming Outdoors

Volleyball





Passport America



401 Park Drive, Sunbury, PA, 17801

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We are located on the island between Sunbury and Northumberland, where both the North and West branches of the Susquehanna River conjoin. This area of the river is referred to as Lake Augusta. The 3,000 acre lake is formed with the inflation of the Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam each summer.  At 2,100 feet long, it is the world's largest inflatable dam.  The lake averages 7-8 feet in depth.  It is a popular area for water recreation, including boating, fishing, and swimming.
 
We are also close to Knoebels Amusement Park and Susquehanna University.



Overall Rating: 4.0


Jonathan V. Trevino

4.0
For a smaller campground with limited staff, this is the best campground for a very affordable price. It is extremely clean, well maintained, family friendly and near many attractions and nice communities. We loved being so close to the river and Shikellamy State Park, too. We would recommend this campground to anyone! - Review provided by RV Park Recommendations & Reviews Facebook Group