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Camping In and Around the Allegheny Wilderness
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Seasonal attractions:
State Fishing Tournament     Winterfest    Fall Foliage    Canoe Excursions
County Fair        Folk Art Festival         Wild Animal Park     
Johnny Appleseed Festival   Winter in the Allegheny National Forest

Nearby, year-round attractions:
Seneca Casino    Zippo Lighter Museum   Victorian Warren    Chautauqua  
Allegany State Park        Struthers Theatre   Kinzua Bridge     Chapman State Park
National Scenic Drive           Kinzua Dam                     Rimrock             Jakes Rocks
The Kinzua region is more than just a half a million acres of national woods. We also
have state parks and a multitude of private camping and rustic lodging opportunities.
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free visitor's guide.
Whether you are looking for total wilderness, the hike of a lifetime, or a great outdoor
place for a family vacation, or just a place to go fly fishing or mountain biking,  the
Allegheny High Plateau region has campground opportunities for any adventure, at
any time of the year. Many prefer winter for hiking because of the improved views, but
the fall colors (which start at the
end of October) can be spectacular. Seasonally,
boaters and paddlers will find a wealth of services including two full-service marinas,
canoe livery and rental services, and plenty of launches. Hiking trails include the North
Country Trail and many short paths for all abilities. Signature destinations include
Kinzua Lake, Rimrock, Bent Run Waterfalls, Jakes Rocks, and Wilderness Islands.
Nearby
Warren, Pennsylvania (pop. 9,700) features a plethora of goods and services
for a town of its size, including a shopping mall with movie theater, a WalMart
shopping center, and downtown amenities including an Allegheny Outfitters, a
bookstore, coffee shops, a nationally-recognized library, two first-rate motels (Holiday
Inn and Hampton Inn), one of the state's best YMCAs, a public pool, and lots of
Victorian architecture and pre-Civil War homes. Try to get a tour of the Struthers
Theatre--it's one of the oldest Opera Houses in the country and it is completely
restored. It offers top drama, musicals, art films, and concerts year-round.
Anything you need is just 6 miles west of the
Kinzua Dam in good ol' Warren, PA, the
home of the headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest. Bring your camera and
share our good nature with friends when you get home. We have life-long vacation
memories money can't buy! Explore the links below and design your own
custom-made vacation this year.
Popular Campsites
Campground and RV sites inside the
Allegheny National Forest

Kiasutha Beach, Campsite and Boat dock

Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg

Chapman Lake, Clarendon: swimming,
kayaking, and fishing

Allegany State Park, Salamanca, NY

Buckaloons, Warren

Wilderness Islands, between Warren and
Tionesta
Onoville Marina, Steamburg, NY
Owned by New York state, Onoville features
lake front campgrounds next to restaurants.
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Cabins and Rustic Lodging
Deep Wood, Russell
Footerest Campground, Kane
Forest Lodge, Marienville
Forestridge, Marienville
Roughing It  Primitive
camping is allowed
year-round throughout the
500,000 acre Allegheny
National Forest, including
Wilderness Areas, as long
as your site is away from
organized camping
facilities and the water and
any road and you don't stay
in one place too long.

Allegheny National Forest
rules and regs (PDF)

Wilderness Islands
Allegheny National
Forest
offers eleven
different campsites, some
with showers, toilets, picnic
tables, and grills.
Campsites inside the
Allegheny National Forest
See Kinzua Dam
one of the largest in the
East
State Parks
Chapman State Park and
Cook Forest State Park
offer amenities you might
not find in the Allegheny
National Forest.
Chapman State Park
Cook Forest State Park
Allegany State Park
Onoville Marina Camping
Private Campgrounds
can give you the comforts of
home, from cabins in the
woods, to vacation retreats,
or, if you prefer you might be
able to pitch your own tent. A
good number are open
year-round.
See links at bottom of page.
Tent Camping
RV facilities
Cabins
Lodges
Seneca Nation campground
Year-Round
Equine Resorts
For details, see links below at bottom of
page or get updates at our
news blog
update: Kinzua Beach Re-Opened

Flying W Ranch, a full-service equine resort in Kelletville
Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch, Tidioute
Wesley Woods, Grand Valley
KOA Marshburg (April 15 to Dec. 1)
Boat access only
Open year-round

Private, Commercial Campgrounds
Footerest Campground, Kane
Forest Lodge, Marienville
Forestridge, Marienville
KOA Marshburg (April 15 to Dec. 1)
Highbanks Campground, Steamburg, New
York--owned by the Seneca Nation, this is
the only private commercial campground
on the lakeshore.

Red Oak Campground, Scandia

Whispering Winds, OPEN ALL YEAR in
Sheffield

Wesley Woods, Grand Valley
Visit  Warren PA
Photos of Warren PA
Bed and Breakfast
Lodging:

Horton House

Acorn Bed and
Breakfast

Candle Light Inn

Motels
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