FAMILY PASSION DEDICATION
"The road to success is always under construction."—Arnold Palmer
We are a private, gated community of diverse campers. Our family's tradition is based upon a passion for the outdoors, love of music, dedication to hospitality, and plain ol' true grit.
We labor in love, focused on delivering a distinctive vacation destination,
and to provide a restful and regenerative experience for those who visit us.
May our work bloom into pleasant memories you can carry with you in your travels near or far, or in a jar...
Pony Rides by True Venture Farms
A Humble Brag
A Century of Tradition.
Clayton Park was originally known as Swoyer's Landing and functioned as a humble boat livery and picnic grove on a small farm in the early 1900's. Lake Henry was home to a large ice house operation, and a furniture factory. Trains from the town of Scranton regularly brought socialites to visit the country.
Today, Clayton Park is a labor of love carrying forward the heritage of the Swoyer family - a 70 acre vacation destination at the heart of which are the fundamentals of camping, fishing, boating and live music. Our hearts call us back to Lake Henry and our backyard community, where family and friends join us to rest, and regenerate their mind, body and spirit.
We provide approximately 100 seasonal and overnight RV sites, both full hook-up and water and electric. For the "glampers" out there, we provide park model RV rentals with full kitchen, bath and bedrooms. We also provide coin-operated laundry facilities, a camp store, free hot showers, 100 pound propane sales, a public boat launch, and boat rentals.
We Know Us
We are what we are because we know who we are.
That means we looked inward to define ourselves and what we do, not to our competitors.
And, we are better able to better get to know you and your needs for respite.
Our community was created with thoughtful exploration of ourselves. and our environment.
We are a private gated RV resort you won't find through main roads.
We are not heavily advertised or crowded with people, purposefully.
If you are lucky enough to have found us, then that means you looked a little further to find one of the best kept secrets in the Pocono Mountains.
The Swoyer Family
Originally, Clayton and Mildred Hallock Swoyer settled on what is now known as Clayton Park on Swoyer Road. Of their five children, David, ran the boat livery with his wife, the former Florence Speshock. Each of David and Florence's three children have contributed unique efforts to the development of the park at different points in their lives. It is currently managed by Sonya Swoyer Zacker, and her husband, Maurice Gilmore.
How did it go from a boat livery to an RV resort? Early in the marriage of David and Florence, someone came along and pitched a tent, and the rest is history. Lake Henry still beckons the daughter of those first tenters, and she is ... well, let's just say she looks fantastic for her age!
Lake Henry is Calling
Tucked away in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Clayton Park rests on the northwestern shore of 310 acre Lake Henry in Maplewood. Lake Henry, formerly known as Silkman's Pond and also known as Blueberry Lake, is located in Wayne County, which is home to more lakes than any other county in Pennsylvania. Many years prior to 1900, Henry Silkman, an avid fisherman for whom Lake Henry was named, stocked the lake with a variety of fish, the offspring of which inhabit the waters today.
Location, Location, Location
We are conveniently located only 6.5 miles from Interstate 84, yet provide a most quiet and secluded setting which is close to many of the areas most popular attractions, including Steamtown National Historic Site, Pocono Raceway, and Claws N Paws Animal Park. Explore our Activities page to find out what's going on here at the park and the surrounding area.
“We stayed here almost a week in our RV, and it was perfect! Owners are helpful, park is well-maintainted, and LOTS of things to do for everyone, even if you don't 'do' the lake. I highly recommend this park.” B.H.
“Sonya and Maurice couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The resort is beautiful and very well maintained. We loved waking up and looking at Lake Henry as we enjoyed our morning coffee. We can't recommend this campground more highly.” Ron S.
We loved your park and gave it 3 "Y"s, our rating system:
One Y for gorgeous
One Y for Accommodating
One Y for "yes we would return"
Stay well" E.L.
Come see why we have enjoyed sharing our backyard for so many years.