Recreation

  

The Allegheny has a rich variety of outdoor activities. There are over 600 campsites, 6 boat launches, 6 canoe access sites, 2 nationally designated wilderness areas and many miles of hiking, snowmobiling and OHV trails. 

The Forest is open 24 hours. Office hours at Bradford Ranger District, Marienville Ranger District and the Supervisor's Office in Warren are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Fees are required for camping and boat launching.

Private operators offer a variety of rental and guide services within the Allegheny National Forest Region. For more information, go to:

Permits:

  • Fuelwood permits are required for cutting firewood 
  • ATV permits are required for riding the ATV trail system
  • Annual permits are available for boat launch parking.

Do not bring firewood from home to the Allegheny National Forest! This could 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.

For more information about emerald ash borer, call 1.866.253.7189 or go to:

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Warren, Bradford, Kane, Marienville, Ridgway
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: You can access much of the forest 24 hours a day. Office hours for the Supervisor's Office, Bradford Ranger District and Marienville Ranger Districts are 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. During the summer, the ranger districts are open:
  • Bradford RD: Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Marienville RD: Open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

General Information

Directions: The Allegheny National Forest is located in northwestern Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, PA and southeast of Erie, PA.

Activities


Beaches & Dunes

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Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Climbing

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Hunting

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Other Activities

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Picnicking

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Rocks & Minerals

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Boating - Motorized

Allegheny and Tionesta Reservoirs

Power boat use is especially heavy on these lakes on weekends; be careful when canoeing. We recommend early morning and late evening hours on weekends. PFD'S must be worn on all canoes and other boats less than 16 feet, by children less than 9 years of age, and by non-swimmers on all boats. Alcohol possession and consumption are prohibited on the water surface.

Areas for Boating - Motorized at Allegheny National Forest

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Allegheny National Forest

Scuba Diving

Areas for Scuba Diving at Allegheny National Forest

Swimming

Areas for Swimming at Allegheny National Forest

Tubing

Areas for Tubing at Allegheny National Forest

Waterskiing

Areas for Waterskiing at Allegheny National Forest

Windsurfing

Areas for Windsurfing at Allegheny National Forest


Winter Sports

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