Kiasutha Recreation Area


Area Status: Open

The campground sits on a large creek off the Allegheny Reservoir, offering countless water activities. Visitors enjoy a grassy beach for swimming and relaxing, a boat ramp and dock allow visitors to enjoy the vast lake for boating and fishing. Several hiking trails also snake around the campground and along the creek and reservoir.

The swimming beach and picnic area have ample parking. The day use area also includes a two-lane concrete plank boat launch with a 130 foot courtesy dock for loading and unloading only.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is open between 05/23 - 9/04. Reservations for camping are accepted 05/23- 09/04. The boat launch is open between 05/01 - 10/31.
Operational Hours: Quiet hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am; Boat Launch open 24 hours
Reservations: Reservations are accepted for some sites. First come, first served sites are also available. Reservation -
  • Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of visit.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.
  • Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to make a reservation.
Fees:
  • Daily camping fee: $20.00 - $39.00/site
  • Daily vehicle launching/swimming fee - $5.00
  • Season vehicle launching/swimming pass - $55.00
Open Season: 5/23 - 10/31
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Allegheny National Forest. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forest. Applicable Orders for this Site:
  • Allegheny Reservoir
  • Developed Camping
  • Boating Regulations
Closest Towns: Kane, PA
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Operated By: Allegheny Site Management
Phone: 814-363-9090
Email: ecpalleghenysite@gmail.com
Information Center: Bradford Ranger District Address: 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-4613
Email: sm.fs.anf@usda.gov

General Information

Directions:

From downtown Warren

  • Travel south on Route 6/Crescent Park Drive for 2 miles.
  • Turn left/east onto Route 59.
  • Travel east on Route 59 for 10 miles.
  • Turn right onto Longhouse National Scenic Byway.
  • Travel on Longhouse National Scenic Byway for 9.7 mile.
  • Turn left onto Kiasutha Campground Road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

There are 96 family campsites, each containing a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad. Paved loop roads and spurs provide firm support for recreational vehicles and trailers. Waterfront sites are available. The large, grassy, swimming beach and picnic area can accommodate 900 people. The day use area also includes a children's playground.

Other amenities include:

  • flush toilets
  • pressurized water fountains
  • hot showers
  • trailer dump station
  • swimming beach
  • picnic area w/ tables and grills
  • two-lane concrete plank boat launch with a 130 foot courtesy dock (load and unload only)
  • bathhouse (no hot water)
  • amphitheater
  • beach access
  • dock
  • firewood
  • information center
  • interpretive trails
  • pay phone

 

No. of Sites
  • Tent sites: 6
  • RV Sites: 90
    • With electric: 12 sites
    • With electric/water/sewage: 12 sites
Fire Information Campfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving.
No. of Accessible sites Some
Sleeping Shelter No

RV Camping

There are 96 family campsites, each containing a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad.  Paved loop roads and spurs provide firm support for recreational vehicles and trailers. Waterfront sites are available. The large, grassy, swimming beach and picnic area can accommodate 900 people. The day use area also includes a children's playground.

Other amenities include:

  • flush toilets
  • pressurized water fountains
  • hot showers
  • trailer dump station
  • swimming beach
  • picnic area w/ tables and grills
  • two-lane concrete plank boat launch with a 130 foot courtesy dock (load and unload only)
  • bathhouse (no hot water)
  • amphitheater
  • beach access
  • dock
  • firewood
  • information center
  • interpretive trails
  • pay phone

 

No. of Sites
  • Single: 90
    • With electric: 12 sites
    • With electric/water/sewage: 12 sites
Hookup - Water No
Vehicle Clearence  High
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations Yes
Fire Information Campfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving.
Hookups - Electric No
Pavement Type of Parking  Paved road and spurs

Lake and Pond Fishing

To find out water depth and temperature visit the USGS water data website.

For information on fishing regulations and season visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website.

Fish Species Fish species found in the Reservoir include smallmouth bass, muskellunge, walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, channel catfish and some brown trout.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Wildlife

Over 70 species of game and non-game fish live in the Allegheny National Forest. Over 300 species of mammals, including raccoon, gray squirrel, snowshoe hare, red and gray fox, beaver, mink, and muskrat as well as game species suck as white-tailed deer, black bear and wild turkey.

For information on species common to Pennsylvania, and the Allegheny National Forest visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website for game and nongame species information.

When you see wildlife, please remember:

  • never feed wildlife
  • don't interfere with mating, predation or other natural behaviors.
  • keep a respectful distance
  • preserve habitat by following "leave no trace" principles.
  • leave young wildlife where you find them.

If you think you've found a sick or injured animal please call the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Picnicking

The beach and picnic area have a capacity of 900 people. The grounds also include a parking and a bathhouse. Scenic view of Allegheny Reservoir. Large grassy area to set-up games.

Reservation Info None
Sleeping Shelter No
Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Picnicking

The beach and picnic area have a capacity of 900 people. The grounds also include parking and a bathhouse. Scenic view of Allegheny Reservoir. Large grassy area to set-up games.

Reservation Info None
Group Shelter No
Group Cooking Facilities Grills
Hookups - Electric No
Difficulty Level: Easy

Boating - Motorized

The day use area includes a two-lane concrete plank boat launch with a 130 foot courtesy dock (load and unload only)

Information you should know:

  • No horsepower limit for motorized boats
  • 12,080 surface acres at summer pool
  • average width is 3/8 of a mile
  • length is about 29 miles
  • average depth is 48 feet
  • 8 boat launches (including the marina).

Rules for use of the reservoir come from 3 different jurisdictions; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State. There are reciprocal boating agreements. Rules may very according to which portion of the reservoir you boat in.

To find out water depth and temperature visit the USGS water data website.

Motorized boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in some areas. Visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website for more information (select Warren from the list of counties).

Trailer Parking Yes
Launch Ramps Launch dock available during summer season
Type of Craft Not suitable for large craft
Fuel availability No
Marina/Mooring No

Boating - Non-Motorized

The day use area includes a two-lane concrete plank boat launch with a 130 foot courtesy dock (load and unload only)

Information you should know:

  • No horsepower limit for motorized boats
  • 12,080 surface acres at summer pool
  • average width is 3/8 of a mile
  • length is about 29 miles
  • average depth is 48 feet
  • 8 boat launches (including the marina).

Rules for use of the reservoir come from 3 different jurisdictions; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State. There are reciprocal boating agreements. Rules may very according to which portion of the reservoir you boat in.

To find out water depth and temperature visit the USGS water data website.

Motorized boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in some areas. Visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website for more information (select Warren from the list of counties).

Trailer Parking Yes
Launch Ramps Launch dock available during summer season
Type of Craft Not suitable for large craft
Fuel availability No
Marina/Mooring No

Swimming

The beach and picnic area have a capacity of 900 people. The grounds also include parking and a bathhouse.

To find out water depth and temperature visit the USGS water data website.

Windsurfing

The day use area includes a two-lane concrete plank boat launch with a 130 foot courtesy dock (load and unload only). The reservoir is a "flat" water windsurfing experience. While the reservoir has currents, it has few to no waves, other than boat wake.

Information you should know:

  • No horsepower limit for motorized boats
  • 12,080 surface acres at summer pool
  • average width is 3/8 of a mile
  • length is about 29 miles
  • average depth is 48 feet
  • 8 boat launches (including the marina).

Rules for use of the reservoir come from 3 different jurisdictions; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State. There are reciprocal boating agreements. Rules may very according to which portion of the reservoir you boat in.

To find out water depth and temperature visit the USGS water data website.

Motorized boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in some areas. Visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website for more information (select Warren from the list of counties).

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.782454

  Longitude : 
-78.900182