Beaver Meadows Recreation Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

 

The Allegheny National Forest has announced the closure of the Beaver Meadows Campground for the 2012 camping season. Beaver Meadows Day Use Area (boat ramp, restrooms and trails) will remain open.

The terrain around the lake is gentle offering a leisurely hike. Opportunities to view wildlife are plentiful. Beaver Meadows Loop - This 3.0 mile loop is marked with off-white diamonds. South of the lake, the trail passes through a grassy savannah dotted with spruce and pine trees. As the trail nears the headwaters of the lake, look for the small fenced areas that protect blueberry plants from deer browsing. The trail then passes over the lake on a floating boardwalk. North of the lake, the trail climbs to a forest of black cherry and red maple. Seldom Seen Trail - This trail is 1.2 miles long and is marked with blue diamonds. It passes through a mature forest of black cherry, red maple, beech and red pine. The highlight of the trail is the half-acre blueberry patch. The area is fenced to protect the plants from deer browsing. Enjoy the blueberries in late July and August. Salmon Creek Loop - This loop trail is 1.3 miles long, and is marked with blue diamonds. It is dominated by a peaceful red pine and spruce forest. Several beavers make their home in Salmon Creek. If you are quiet, you may be able to see one. Penoke Path - This trail is 1.1 miles long and is marked with blue diamonds. As it follows Penoke Run, it passes through a grassy savannah on an old railroad grade. The large old stumps in the savannah are the remnants of a forest that was cut at the turn of the century. Lakeside Loop - This short 0.5 mile trail is marked with blue diamonds. It takes you closer to the lake to enjoy the scenery, view wildlife, or fish. View/Print site brochure

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2013 season
Operational Hours: Daylight Hours (Quiet Hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am)
Fees $12.00/site daily camping fee
Permit Info: $12.00/site daily camping permit
Open Season: April - December
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No winter maintenance. No winter maintenance. Permissible length of stay is fourteen (14) days. Leaving your campsite unoccupied during the first night after equipment has been set up, or leaving equipment for more than 24 hours thereafter, is prohibited. Quiet time is from 10:00 p.m. to 6 a.m. Check out time is 2:00 p.m. Camping fees must be paid by 2:00 p.m. Don't forget to put your site number and your license plate number on your fee envelope. Campsites should not be used by more than eight persons. Each campsite contains a picnic table, fire ring or grill, and accommodates a tent, and parking for two vehicles and a wheeled camping unit . Additional vehicles will be charged a $5.00/day/vehicle fee, and must park in public parking areas. Other recreation equipment associated with a campsite (boats, trailers, jet skis, motorcycles) are not charged. Park all vehicles on the campsite spur, not on the grass. Weapons, firearms, and fireworks (fireworks are illegal in Pennsylvania) must not be discharged in the area. Waste material from trailers must be deposited at a dump station. Please place trash in the provided receptacles. Campfire permits are not required for camping in undeveloped areas. We ask that all campers build a safe fireplace, keep a clean camp, and make sure fires are fully extinguished before leaving camp. Please build fires only in designated fireplaces. Dead material, on the ground, may be used for fires, but living trees, shrubs, and plants must not be cut or damaged. A burning ban may be declared at certain times of the year, depending on weather and fuel conditions. At these times, campfires will be banned on the Forest. Please check with the Allegheny National Forest about burn bans during periods of extended dry weather.It is illegal to put nails, hooks, wire, tacks, and other foreign materials in trees and facility structures. These can damage trees and structures, become safety hazards, and are unsightly. Use lantern hooks, if provided, to hang lamps and tie out pets with removable stakes. Hunting, fishing, and trapping are permitted subject to rules of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. Do not blaze, hang flagging, or apply reflective tape or tacks to mark your route. Salt blocks, bait stations, and permanent tree stands or blinds are not permitted. Do not hunt within the safety zone around the developed areas. Remember to wear bright fluorescent-colored clothing if hiking and/or camping during hunting seasons, since these areas are popular with hunters. Pets must be kept on a leash, and are not allowed on beaches or in the water. No camping is allowed in picnic areas. If latrines are needed, please keep them at least 200 feet from a water source. All water that does not come from a developed recreation area should be filtered or boiled before use. Pump water from a developed recreation area is tested regularly and is safe for drinking
Closest Towns: Marienville, PA
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire: Allegheny Site Management; Mike Paraska, 306 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA 1670

General Information

Directions: The recreation area is located on Forest Road 282, four miles north of Marienville on North Forest Street (Forest Road 128).

Activities


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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Beaver Meadows, noted for its beautiful pine overstory, offers 38 campsites in a serene setting. The lower loop is open all year, and the upper loop from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Each campsite has a large parking spur, tent pad, fire ring, and picnic table. Parking spurs are level and designed for travel trailer use (no hookups). Vault toilets and hand pumps are available. A small picnic area (eight units) overlooks the lake. Dead and down wood may be used as firewood.
Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation Info877-444-6777
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving.
No. of Sites38
No. of Accessible sitesNo
Difficulty Level: Easy

RV Camping

Beaver Meadows, noted for its beautiful pine overstory, offers 38 campsites in a serene setting. The lower loop is open all year, and the upper loop from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Each campsite has a large parking spur, tent pad, fire ring, and picnic table. Parking spurs are level and designed for travel trailer use (no hookups). Vault toilets and hand pumps are available. A small picnic area (eight units) overlooks the lake. Dead and down wood may be used as firewood.
Hookup - WaterNo
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving.
Reservation Info877-444-6777
No. of Sites38
No. of Accessible sitesNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsYes
Hookup - SewerNo
Pavement Type for Parkinghardened
Difficulty Level: Easy

Fishing

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Hiking

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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