Morrison Boat Access Campground


Area Status: Open

This rustic campground is located on the east bank of the Allegheny Reservoir just east of Elijah Run Boat Launch on Morrison Bay a branch off of Kinzua Bay of the Allegheny Reservoir.

It is accessible by boat via the Allegheny Reservoir and/or the Morrison Hiking Trail. The closest boat launch is Elijah Run directly west of the campground (access from the Longhouse National Scenic Byway - Forest Road 262).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open 05/01/2022 - 10/31/2022
Operational Hours: Quiet hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
Reservations: No reservations are accepted. First come, first served sites only.
Fees: Fees:
  • Daily camping fee - $12.00/site
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: May 1 - October 31
Usage: Light
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: Warren, PA
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Allegheny Site Management, Ed prince; Phone: 814-368-4158; 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 to Elijah Boat Launch

  • Travel south on Route 6/Crescent Park Drive for 2 miles.
  • Turn left/east onto Route 59.
  • Travel east on Route 59 for 9.8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Longhouse National Scenic Byway
  • Travel on Longhouse National Scenic Byway for 4.4 miles.
  • Turn left to enter the site.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

This campground is open year round, but is sometimes hard to get to with ice on reservoir) We recommend people pack in their own water during off-season. There are no boat docks at boat-to areas.

Amenities:

  • picnic table
  • fire ring
  • grill
  • vault toilets
No. of Sites
  • Single: 38
Fire Information Campfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving.
No. of Accessible sites No
Sleeping Shelter No
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Lake and Pond Fishing

Located on Allegheny Reservoir shoreline.

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

Difficulty Level: Difficult

River and Stream Fishing

Fish Allegheny Reservoir or Morrison Run

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

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Boating - Motorized

Water front campground accessible by boat 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).

Marina/Mooring No
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Swimming

Swimming in the reservoir. There are no lifeguards and swimming is at your own risk.

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

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tubing

Water front campground accessible by boat 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).

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Waterskiing

Water front campground accessible by boat 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).

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Windsurfing

Water front campground accessible by boat 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).

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.821944

  Longitude : 
-78.927778