Willow Bay Recreation Area

  

Willow Bay has over 100 family campsites, each containing a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad. Facilities include hot water showers, flush and vault toilets, pressurized water fountains, and a trailer dump station. Dead and down wood may be used as firewood. Cabins are available for reservations at http://www.reserveusa.com . There's a broad, concrete boat launch with a courtesy dock and a spacious parking lot. The large, well-shaded picnic area, with restrooms and a pavilion, sits on a slope overlooking the Allegheny Reservoir. An early morning or late evening walk often provides exciting opportunities to view a variety of wildlife. View/Print Site Brochure

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Campground & Picnic Area - Daylight hours (Quiet hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am); Boat Launch open 24 hours
Rentals & Guides: Concessionaire rents canoes, rowboats and kayaks
Fees $18.00 to $23.00 per site per day. Cabins are $55.00 to $65.00. $5.00/vehicle daily launching fee; $55.00/vehicle season launching pass
Permit Info: $23.00/site daily camping (electric hookup) fee; $21.00/site daily camping (waterfront) fee; $19.00/site daily camping (regular) fee; $18.00/site daily camping (walk-to, tent only) fee; $45.00/cabin daily camping fee (4 person occupancy); $5.00/vehicle daily launching fee; $45.00/vehicle season launching pass
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: 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: Bradford, PA
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Concessionaire - new spring 2009

General Information

Directions: Willow Bay is located 15 miles west of Bradford, PA on State Route 346, just south of the New York State line. The area overlooks the south shore of Willow Bay, a small arm of the eastern side of the Allegheny Reservoir.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping: Willow Bay has over 100 family campsites, each containing a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad. Facilities include hot water showers, flush and vault toilets, pressurized water fountains, and a trailer dump station. Dead and down wood may be used as firewood. Cabins are available for reservations
Sleeping ShelterNo
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 Sites101
No. of Accessible sitesSome

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping: Willow Bay has over 100 family campsites, each containing a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad. Facilities include hot water showers, flush and vault toilets, pressurized water fountains, and a trailer dump station. Dead and down wood may be used as firewood. Cabins are available for reservations
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 Sites102
No. of Accessible sitesSome
Hookups - Electricsome
Dump StationsYes
Pavement Type for Parkinghardened
Hookup - SewerNo

Cabin Rentals

Recreation areas with activity Cabin Rentals: Cabins reantal are available through national reservation system (877) 444-6777.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Fishing

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Hiking

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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