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CAMPGROUND NAME: Beaver Meadows

VISIT DATE: 06/17/1996

Update Date: 2/4/2015

STATE: Pennsylvania

REGION: Eastern

RANGER DISTRICT: Marienville

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Marienville

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Marienville, PA, at the intersection of State Rt. 66 and
Forest St., take Forest St. north 3.8 miles to a campground sign. 
Turn right at sign onto Recreation Rd. (dirt) and go 0.9 miles to
campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,700 ft.

The campground has two unnamed, overlapping loops in a stand of
mature mixed hardwoods and pine.  The variety of hardwoods
suggests lovely fall foliage.  Separation between sites, rather
than vegetation, provides good privacy.  It features canoeing on
the nearby pine tree-lined Beaver Meadows Lake along with several
trails, including the 7.1-mile Beaver Meadows trail, and a water
fowl refuge full of blue heron, ducks, geese, and other wildlife. 
The dam creating Beaver Meadows Lake was built by the Work
Projects Administration (WPA) in 1936.  The campground and boat
launch, constructed by Corpsmen from the former Blue Jay Job
Corps Center, were added in the 1960s.  The Youth Conservation
Corps (YCC) added several trails in the 1980s.  The Beaver Meadow
Lake provides good fishing and canoeing opportunities.  The
campground is convenient to the 36.7-mile Marienville ATV/Bike
Trail.

Consider day trips to the nearby "battered timber" area where the
effects of a 1985 tornado can be seen and Tionesta Scenic Area
with its 2000-acre tract of original forest.

This is bear country;  practice safe food storage technique.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open April 14 through October 11

NOTE: Campground closed 2015 season - budget shortfall; contact ranger 
district office for status.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $12 per day.
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 38
   
   Total Sites: 38

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes
Equestrian Camping: No

No. Tables on Sites: 38
No. Grilles on Sites: 38

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Potable Water at Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 47'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel and all about the same size.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: No
Playground: Yes
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
The water spigots are hand pumps.

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: No
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Beaver Lake is 37 acres.

HIKING
There are five loop trails for foot and mountain bike:
Seldom Seen - 1.2 miles
Beaver Meadows - 3 miles
Salmon Creek - 1.3 miles
Penoke Path - 1.1 miles
Lakeside Loop - 0.5 miles

Two nearby stables are located on State Rt. 14 that rent horses for
trail riding.

FISHING   
Bluegill, Pumpkinseed and Yellow perch

CAMPGROUND NAME: Buckaloons VISIT DATE: 06/17/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2015 STATE: Pennsylvania REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Warren RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Warren, PA, at the intersection of Ludlow St. and U.S. Rt. 6 west and Rt. 62 south, take US Rt. 62W/62S 4.7 miles to Buckaloon Recreation Area sign. Turn left after sign onto Rt. 62S and go 0.3 miles to another campground sign. Turn right after sign (to Irvine) and go 0.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,200 ft. This campground, located between the Allegheny River, Irvine Run, and Brokenstraw Creek, has two unnamed loops in a young stand of mixed hardwoods with a heavy middlestory. The smaller loop is furthest from the River, has a basketball court, no hookups, and with lots of low-hanging branches, offers fair to good privacy between sites. The larger loop's campsites have electric hookups and poor to fair privacy. Because of the heavy middle-story, there is no view of the water but the campsites are within walking distance of Irvine Run and the creek. Next to the campground's boat ramp are three walk-in tent only campsites popular with canoeists exploring the river. An extensive day use area separates the larger loop from the Allegheny River. Once the site of an Indian trading post, the campground has numerous apple trees growing throughout the area. It is popular with canoeists who enjoy this section of the National Wild and Scenic Allegheny River. Although convenient to the Rocky Gap ATV Trail, ATVs cannot be ridden in the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - no electric hookups $5 per day surcharge for electric hookups NOTE: No discount on surcharge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 55 Total Sites: 59 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 59 No. Grilles on Sites: 59 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 44 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel and should accommodate any size RV. Be aware of low branches and power lines. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Hot showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Power boaters should be aware of large rocks in the Allegheny River. Wading is possible in Irvine Run. HIKING Seneca Interpretive Trail - 1.0 miles. FISHING Walleye, trout and bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dewdrop VISIT DATE: 06/14/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2015 STATE: Pennsylvania REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Kane RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Kane, PA, at the intersection of State Rt. 321, US Rt. 6W and Red Bridge Recreation Area sign, take Rt. 321 north and go 8.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 262 (Longhouse Scenic Byway) and go 8.5 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign and go .3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,400 ft. The campground, located in a stand of mixed hardwoods, has two sections. Both sections are loops with the first one being a single loop and the second being a series of overlapping loops. On the western shore of Kinzua Bay of the Allegheny Reservoir, some sites overlook the reservoir. The tent sites are walk-in and closest to the water. The campground is convenient to the Longhouse Scenic Byway. Firewood and ice are available from the host. Possible day trips are the Byway that offers delightful views of the Allegheny region, Jakes Rocks, Kinzua Dam, and Kinzua Beach. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Thursday before Memorial Day weekend through Tuesday after Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 per day - premium (waterfront) $17 per day - regular Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 58 Total Sites: 70 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 70 No. Grilles on Sites: 70 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and many will accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 12 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The Allegheny Reservoir is 24.2 miles long. Swimming is off a grassy beach at Kinzua Point. HIKING Campbell Mill Trail (loop) - 2 miles FISHING Walleye, bass and Musky. Depending on where fishing, license required from New York, Pennsylvania or the Indian reservation

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hearts Content VISIT DATE: 06/17/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2015 STATE: Pennsylvania REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Warren RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Warren, PA, at the intersection of US Rts. 6 and 62, take Rt 62 south 1 mile to Hearts Content campground sign. Turn left after sign and go 0.1 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear right onto Lenhart Rd. and go 3.2 miles to a "T" intersection and another Hearts Content campground sign. Turn right and go 4.7 miles to another "Y" intersection. Bear left onto Hearts Content Rd. and go 3.8 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,750 ft. The campground, adjacent to the Hickory Creek Wilderness, has a bisected loop. The top or north part of the loop has a large grass field and playground with campsites overlooking the field. The southern part of the loop has the majority of campsites but they are tucked well back into the trees giving them excellent privacy. Two of these sites have a lean-to large enough for a picnic table. Grand old hemlock, beech and maple trees, among other species, provide ample shade and outstanding privacy. This beautiful old campground was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1936 and has retained a charming rustic character. Nearby, across the road, is an attractive old- growth woods of White pine, hemlock, and beech. A grand sight, these 300 to 400 year old trees may whisper secrets to passing hikers. The Hickory Creek Trail passes by the campground and weaves through the Wilderness across a rolling terrain and offers solitude, serenity, and wildlife viewing. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-October. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 to $15 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 24 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See RV comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass and most accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS None HIKING Hearts Content Scenic Trail (foot - loop) - 1.1 miles Hickory Creek Trail (foot and horse - loop) - 12 miles. This trail runs through Hickory Creek Wilderness FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Kiasutha VISIT DATE: 06/14/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2015 STATE: Pennsylvania REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Kane RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Kane, PA, at the intersection of State Rt. 321, US Rt. 6W, and Red Bridge Recreation Area sign, take Rt. 321 north 8.6 miles to Dewdrop campground sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 262 (Longhouse Scenic Byway) and go 1.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,400 ft. The campground, named for a Seneca Indian chieftain, is located in a stand of mixed hardwoods with two sections. Each section has two overlapping loops. The second section, furthest from the campground's entrance, has most of the pull-thru campsites. On the western shore of Kinzua Bay of the Allegheny Reservoir, some sites overlook the reservoir. With flush toilets, concrete boat ramp, play area, and hot showers, it is a highly developed campground. A wheelchair friendly fishing area is just one of its many attractions. Firewood and ice are available from the host. The campground is convenient to the Longhouse Scenic Byway. An excellent day trip, the Byway offers delightful views of the Allegheny region. Nearby Jakes Rocks, Kinzua Dam, and Kinzua Beach are other good day trips. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Thursday before Memorial Day weekend through Tuesday after Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $19 - $21 per day - no hookups $5 per day surcharge for electric $25 per day - full hookups NOTE: No discount on surcharge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 94 Total Sites: 94 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 94 No. Grilles on Sites: 94 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 5 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 9 No. RV Pull Throughs: 32 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Full hookup sites are available only when not occupied by a host. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 5 Comments: Wheelchair friendly showers are available. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The Allegheny Reservoir is 24.2 miles long (12,080 acres). A lifeguard may be at the beach; confirm with ranger district office. HIKING No FISHING Walleye, bass and Musky. Depending on where fishing, a license may be required from New York, Pennsylvania or Indian reservation.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Loleta VISIT DATE: 06/16/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2015 STATE: Pennsylvania REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Marienville NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Marienville RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Marienville, PA, at the intersection of State Rt. 66 and Forest St., take Forest St. south 5.7 miles to the campground's Lower Loop. For the Upper Loop, go 5.8 miles to Millstone Rd. Turn left onto Millstone Rd and go 0.6 miles to the Upper Loop. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation for the Lower Loop is 1,000 ft. and 3,000 ft. for the Upper Loop. The campground straddles East Branch Millstone Creek with a section on either side of the creek. Each section, named Upper and Lower, is a single loop. The Upper Loop, with well-shaded, secluded sites, is designed for tents and small RVs. It is not recommended for large RVs/trailers. The Lower Loop, with more open and level sites, can accommodate larger rigs and has electric hookups. On the site of a bustling 1899 logging town named Loleta, the campground was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Along with the campground, the CCC reconstructed the old Loleta Mill Pond with a bath-house, swimming area, and picnic shelters. The distinctive workmanship of the CCC is evident throughout the area. One day trip from the campground is Buzzard Swamp Hiking Trails. A 9.6-mile network of trails wind through an area of 15 man-made ponds. The area is an important link of the Atlantic flyway. Some 20 to 25 species of waterfowl can be seen in the Buzzard Swamp area during annual migration. Don't forget the fishing pole - Small and Largemouth bass, perch, catfish, crappie, and bluegill can be found in the ponds. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 20 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - electric (lower loop) Senior Discount - $10.50 $15 per day - no electric (upper loop) Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26 Total Sites: 38 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 38 No. Grilles on Sites: 38 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 20 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are grass. An RV waste station is available for a fee, with potable water, at the Loleta Road Runner Travel Trailer Park on the way to campground. Ask owner about the potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Flush toilets and hot showers are at the beach. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The Lake is actually a small pond area, between two small dams, fed by the East Branch Millstone Creek. Very nice beach. NOTE: 8/14/2015 - Twin Lakes and Loleta swim areas closed due to E. coli in the water. Contact ranger district office for status. HIKING Loleta Trail (foot) - 3 miles FISHING Trout - stocked

CAMPGROUND NAME: Red Bridge VISIT DATE: 06/14/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2015 STATE: Pennsylvania REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Kane RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Kane, PA, at the intersection of State Rt. 321 North and US Rt. 6 West at the Red Bridge Recreation Area sign, take Rt. 321 North 9.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,300 ft. The campground, located on the eastern shore of Kinzua Bay of the Allegheny Reservoir, has some camp sites overlooking the reservoir. Well wooded with mature Black cherry, hemlock and birch trees, the sites provide good privacy and solitude. Composed of four unnamed loops, one loop is dedicated to walk-in tent campers. There are campsites with views of the reservoir in each loop. The campground has an interesting history. At the nearby site of a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp #3, which was also a German Prisoner-of-War camp until 1946, the campground was constructed in the 1960s as part of the Kinzua Dam project. Day trip opportunities are the North Country National Scenic Hiking Trail, Longhouse Scenic Byway, Jakes Rocks, Kinzua Dam, and Kinzua Beach. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-April through mid-December. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - no hookups Senior Discount - $9 per day $5 per day surcharge electric hookups NOTE: No discount on surcharge $28 per day - full hookups Senior Discount - $18 per day CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 57 Total Sites: 67 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 67 No. Grilles on Sites: 67 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 12 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 13 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 18' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: A family style bathhouse is available. The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The Allegheny Reservoir is 24.2 miles long (12,080 acres). There isn't a "real" beach or direct access for boating from the campground. However, there is a boat ramp about two miles from campground on west shore of Kinzua Bay. From that location, most water sports are permitted. Mooring of boats permitted at waterfront sites. HIKING Hiking: Yes Comments: North Country National Scenic Trail (foot and horse) - 1,700 miles FISHING Bank fishing - Walleye, bass and musky. Depending on where fishing, license may be required from New York, Pennsylvania or the Indian reservation. Wheelchair friendly bank fishing access is available from the campground.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tracy Ridge VISIT DATE: 06/14/1996 STATE: Pennsylvania UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2015 REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bradford RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Bradford, PA, on US Rt. 219, take State Rt. 346 West/ Elm St. exit. Follow Rt. 346 W and Allegheny Reservoir sign through Bradford, 15.7 miles to campground and State Rt. 321 signs. Turn left after signs, onto Rt. 321 south and go 3 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at campground sign, onto gravel road, and go 0.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,100 ft. The campground, in a pleasant stand of mixed hardwoods, has five loops - A, B, C, D and E. Loop D is available only for groups and is not included in this survey. Loop C has no water spigots. Most sites are secluded and pleasant. This campground is nicely located as a base camp for several of the area's hiking trails. The Johnny Cake and Tracy Ridge Hiking trails lead from the campground to the Allegheny Reservoir and North Country National Scenic Trail, forming a 9.8-mile loop. The campground may be used for large group gatherings but is primarily for individual and family camping. The campground has retained its rustic characteristics and provides a wilderness experience with some of the luxuries of a developed campground. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-April through mid-December. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 83 Total Sites: 83 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 83 No. Grilles on Sites: 83 RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass and will accommodate any size RV. Be aware of low-hanging branches. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Johnny Cake/Tracy Ridge Trail (foot only) - 8.7 miles accesses the North Country National Scenic trail FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Twin Lakes VISIT DATE: 06/16/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2015 STATE: Pennsylvania REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Wilcox RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: For Recreational Vehicles: In Wilcox, PA, at the intersection of State Rt. 321 and Clarion Rd, take Clarion Rd west, across railroad tracks, and immediately turn rught and then bear right onto Dahago Rd (appears to be a driveway) and not up the hill. Continue on Dahago Rd. for 2.1 miles to stop sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 191 and go 1.9 miles to campground. This route avoids a single lane railroad bridge with limited clearance. For tent and car campers: In Wilcox, PA, at the intersection of State Rt. 321 and Clarion Rd, take Rt 321 north 2.4 miles to Twin Lake Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 191 and go 2.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,800 ft. The campground has two loops in a dense stand of hardwoods near Twin Lake. None of the campsites have a view of the lake but all are within walking distance of the water. The two loops are known as Upper and Lower loops. The Upper loop is more heavily wooded with grass parking aprons and no hookups. The Lower loop winds around a grassy meadow, has gravel aprons and all the campground's electric and water hookups. Until the 1920s, the campground area was the site of factory buildings, stores, and company row houses owned by McKean Chemical Company, producer of wood alcohol. During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the lower campground, picnic area, pavilions, and bathhouse giving the Lower Loop a nice rustic appearance. The mixed hardwoods provides nice Fall foliage. Both loops have modern bathrooms with hot showers but the Lower loop has a problem with water quality so the water supply for that loop may be off. Call the ranger district office for status. A stroll around Twin Lakes on the wheelchair-friendly path is a great way to start or end the day. Possible day trips are to the Tionesta Scenic Area with its 2,000-acre tract of old-growth forest and exploring nearby wineries and communities. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-April through mid-October RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - no electric hookups Senior Discount - $9 per day $5 per day surcharge for electric hookups NOTE: No discount on surcharge $28 per day - full hookups Senior Discount - $19 Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 45 Total Sites: 45 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 45 No. Grilles on Sites: 45 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 2 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 21 No. RV Pull Throughs: 16 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 50" Comments: The Upper Loop parking aprons are grass and in the Lower Loop they are gravel. Campsites with full hookups may be occupied by campground hosts. There is a 10' vehicle height limit on the railroad bridge on the "primary" access route. See campground directions for alternate route. All electric hookups are in the Lower Loop. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 6 Comments: The Lower Loop has a hand pump and composting vault toilets. The Upper Loop has a modern bathroom with the campground's only flush toilets and hot showers. Water quality problems in the Lower Loop may require obtaining safe drinking water from the Upper Loop. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Twin Lake was created by a retreating glacier and is 285 acres. HIKING Black Cherry Trail (loop, foot) - 1.6 miles Twin Lake Trail (foot) - 14.7 miles Mill Creek Loop Trail (foot) - 16.7 miles A wheelchair friendly trail loops around Twin Lake.

FISHING Stocked trout. A wheelchair friendly fishing dock is available.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Willow Bay VISIT DATE: 06/14/1996 UPDATE DATE: 2/4/2015 STATE: Pennsylvania REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Bradford NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bradford RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Bradford, PA, on US Rt. 219, take State Rt. 346 West/ Elm St. exit. Follow Rt. 346 W and Allegheny Reservoir signed through Bradford 16 miles to campground on the left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,400 ft. The campground, located on the shore of Willow Bay off the Allegheny Reservoir, has four loops - Oak, Aspen, Hemlock, and Deer Grove. The campsites in Hemlock and Deer Grove loops overlook Willow Bay while sites in Oak and Aspen loop back onto Willow Creek. Deer Grove Loop is tent-only, while others can accommodate both tents and RVs. The campsite in Aspen loop are on a grassy flat with no shade. Oak loop's campsite have more shade but share the area with several "camper cabins." The campsites in Hemlock loop enjoy ample shade and about half are located on a bluff above the lake. These sites do not have hook- ups. Nestled among the walk-in tent sites in Deer Grove loop are more "camper cabins." None of the "camper cabins" are included in this survey. Contact the ranger district office for more information. The campground is popular with campers interested in water sports, such as boating, water-skiing, and fishing, found on the bay and reservoir. However, the campground also offers excellent wildlife viewing, birding, and photography opportunities. It is also convenient to the North Country National Scenic Trail for thru-hikers. Nearby Slavens Country- Cupboard has gas, limited groceries, and fishing supplies. Firewood, ice, and boat rentals are available for a fee. Built in the 1960s by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the campground has a more open appearance and less Forest Service feel than other campgrounds in the Forest. Possible day trips are the Seneca/Iroquois Indian Museum and Salamanca Rail Museum, Riverview-Cordon Cemetery, and the 10.8-mile Willow Creek ATV Trail. This is bear country; practice safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through late September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day - walk-in $19 per day - no electric hookups $ 5 per day surcharge for electric hookups NOTE: No discount on surcharge $21 per day - waterfront $30 per day - full hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 26 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 53 Total Sites: 79 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes Equestrian Camping: No No. Tables on Sites: 78 No. Grilles on Sites: 79 RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 4 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 32 No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comment Comments: Some parking aprons are paved, some are grass and gravel and many will accommodate any size rig. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The lake is Willow Bay with access to the 24.2-mile long Allegheny Reservoir (12,080 acres). Wading is possible in Willow Creek. HIKING Convenient to the North Country National Scenic Hiking Trail. FISHING Walleye, bass and musky




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