The Beaver Meadows Campground is closed and dispersed camping is NOT allowed behind the gate (or in the day-use area). 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.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: The Beaver Meadows Campground is closed and dispersed camping is NOT allowed behind the gate (or in the day-use area). Beaver Meadows Day Use Area (boat ramp, restrooms and trails) will remain open.
Operational Hours: Daylight Hours (Quiet Hours: 10:00 pm to 6:00 am)
Open Season: April - December
Usage: Light
Restrictions:
  • Weapons, firearms & fireworks cannot be discharged
  • Campfire permits not required in undeveloped areas. Build a safe fireplace & extinguish fires (cold to the touch).
  • Campfires may be banned in dry weather. Check with the ANF
  • Do not put nails, hooks, wire, tacks etc. in trees & structures; They damage trees & are safety hazards. Tie pets w. removable stakes.
  • Hunting, fishing & trapping are allowed but follow PA Game & Fish & Boat Commissions’ rules.
  • No salt blocks, bait stations & permanent tree stands/blinds
  • Don’t hunt around developed areas
  • Wear bright clothing
  • Pets must be leashed & not allowed on beaches or in the water
  • No camping in picnic areas
  • Keep latrines at least 200’from water
  • All water not from a developed rec. area should be filtered or boiled
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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