Most swimming beaches have designated swimming areas marked off with buoys. Particularly on the reservoir, visitors are encouraged to stay between the buoys and shoreline due to boat traffic. 

The Forest Service does not employ lifeguards. All beaches are swim at your own risk. 

Swimming Areas

  • Allegheny Reservoir area description
  • Dewdrop Recreation Area
  • Elijah Run Boat Launch and Shoreline Trail
  • Handsome Lake Boat Access Campground
  • Hooks Brook Boat Access Campground
  • Hopewell Boat Access Campground
  • Kiasutha Recreation Area
  • Kinzua Beach
  • Morrison Boat Access Campground
  • Pine Grove Boat Access Campground
  • Red Bridge Recreation Area
  • Roper Hollow Boat Launch
  • Willow Bay Recreation Area
  • Allegheny Wild and Scenic River area description
  • Bradford Ranger District area description
  • Marienville Ranger District area description
  • Loleta Recreation Area
  • Twin Lakes Recreation Area and Black Cherry Trail

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities