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 ATV 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:

Recreation Conditions Report