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

Kiasutha campground at Kinzua Lake
Kiasutha Campground, near Warren, Pennsylvania
The Kinzua region in north Pennsylvania 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. Get a
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,  the Allegheny High Plateau
region has camping opportunities for any adventure, sometimes at any time of the year.
Many prefer winter for hiking, but the fall colors (which start at the
end of October) can
be spectacular. Boaters and canoers 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.
Warren, Pennsylvania (pop. 10,000) features a shopping mall with movie
theater, a WalMart shopping center, and downtown amenities including a bookstore,
coffee shop, 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.
Camping in the Allegheny National Forest region
Popular Camping Locations
Campground and RV sites inside the
Allegheny National Forest

Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg

Chapman Lake, Clarendon

Allegany State Park, Salamanca, NY

Buckaloons, Warren

Wilderness Islands, between Warren and
Onoville Marina, Steamburg, NY
Owned by New York state, Onoville features
lake front camping 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
offers eleven
different sites, some with
showers, toilets, picnic
tables, and grills.
Campsites inside the
Allegheny National Forest
The Kinzua Dam
one of the largest in the
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
Seneca Nation campground
Equine Resorts
From Warren, PA
For details on these topics and locations,
see links below at bottom of page
or get updates at our
news blog
update: Free Admission at Kinzua Beach
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 lake.
Red Oak Campground, Scandia
Whispering Winds, OPEN ALL YEAR in Sheffield
Wesley Woods, Grand Valley
Kiasutha Beach, Allegheny National Forest
Kiasutha Campground, Allegheny National Forest
Kiasutha Campground, Allegheny National Forest
Kiasutha Campground, Allegheny National Forest
campground at
Kinzua Lake offers
swimming, boating,
and canoe rentals

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A popular summer destination
Services & Amenities:
Boat Launch Ramp,  Courtesy
Dock,  Dump Station,  Firewood,
Fishing,  Flush Toilet,  Hiking Trail,  
Interpretive Trail,  Parking,
Picnicking,  Playground, Showers,  
Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch, Tidioute
Wesley Woods, Grand Valley
KOA Marshburg (April 15 to Dec. 1)
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