Buckaloons Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Buckaloons Recreation Area is located on the confluence of the Allegheny River, Brokenstraw Creek and Irvine Run. This recreation area offers:

  • Family campsites (some with electrical hookups and tent only)
  • Double sites (with electric hookups) and
  • A group tent site

This recreation area provides a variety of features including: flush and vault toilets; pressurized water system; hot water showers; paved roads; self-service pay station and a trailer dump station.

In addition, there is a one-lane concrete boat launch; picnic area with tables and charcoal grills; pavilion and playground. Hardened paths lead to fishing areas on the Allegheny River, Brokenstraw Creek and Irvine Run. 

Amenities such as firewood, ice, interpretive services and 24-hour campground attendants are offered at the site.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Daylight Hours (Quiet hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am)
Reservations: Reservations are accepted through reservations.gov. You can either call: 1-877-444-6777, or go to: Recreation.gov. First come, first serve sites are also available.
Fees Fees:
  • Daily camping fee - electric hookup - $23.00/site;
  • Daily camping fee - no hookups - $18.00/site;
  • Double site daily camping fee - electric hookup - $36.00/site
  • Double site daily camping fee - no hookups - $32.00/site
  • Group site daily camping fee - $50.00/site
  • Vehicle daily launching fee $5.00/
  • Vehicle season launching pass - $55.00
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Permit Info: $23.00/site (electric hookup) daily camping fee; $18.00/site daily camping fee; $36.00/site (electric double) daily camping fee; $32.00/site (double) daily camping fee; $50.00/site (group) daily camping fee; $5.00/vehicle daily launching fee; $45/vehicle season launching pass
Open Season: May - October
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: Warren, PA
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Concessionaire: Allegheny Site Management; Mike Paraska, 306 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA 1670

General Information

Directions:

Buckaloons is located six miles west of Warren, PA just south of the intersection of U.S. routes 6 and 62.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

57 family campsites, two double sites, and one group site, each containing a picnic table(s), fire ring, and grassy tent site. There are showers, flush toilets, a pressurized water system, and a dump station. There are electrical hookups on 43 sites. A concrete boat launch, a pavilion, and a picnic area are also available. 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 Sites57
No. of Accessible sitesSome

RV Camping

57 family campsites, two double sites, and one group site, each containing a picnic table(s), fire ring, and grassy tent site. There are showers, flush toilets, a pressurized water system, and a dump station. There are electrical hookups on 43 sites. A concrete boat launch, a pavilion, and a picnic area are also available. 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 Sites57
No. of Accessible sitesSome
Hookups - Electricsome
Dump StationsYes
Hookup - SewerNo
Pavement Type for Parkinghardened

Group Camping

57 family campsites, two double sites, and one group site, each containing a picnic table(s), fire ring, and grassy tent site. Several sites have charcoal grates. There are showers, flush toilets, a pressurized water system, and a dump station. There are electrical hookups on 43 sites. A concrete boat launch, a pavilion, and a picnic area are also available.
Sleeping ShelterNo
Fire InformationFirewood may be obtained from dead and down trees. Do not bring firewood from home to the Allegheny National Forest. Do not unwittingly spread the emerald ash borer, sirex wood wasp, hemlock woolly adelgid or other firewood borne invasive species. Possession of firewood from outside the area of the Allegheny National Forest is prohibited. Firewood is available at or near camping facilities.
Reservation Info877-444-6777
Group ShelterNo
No. of SitesOne group site
Group Cooking FacilitiesNo
No. of Accessible sitesSeveral individaul sites
Hookups - ElectricYes

Fishing

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Water Activities

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