Hopewell Boat Access Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This small rustic campground is located on the east bank of the Allegheny Reservoir just north of Sugar Bay. It is accessible by boat (Allegheny Reservoir) or hiking trail (North Country National Scenic Trail with connections to the Tracy Ridge Trail System).

The closest boat launch is Roper Hollow directly across the reservoir on the west bank and Kinzua Wolf Run Marina approximately 5 miles south near State Route 59 at the Morrison Bridge.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open May 15
Operational Hours: Quiet hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
Reservations: No reservations are accepted. First come, first served sites only.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets
Fees Fees:
  • Daily camping fee - $12.00/site
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


This site is located on the west bank of the Allegheny Reservoir, just north of Sugar Bay. It can be accessed by boat from Webbs Ferry, Willow Bay or Kinzua Wolf Run Marina


From downtown Warren to Webbs Ferry Boat Launch

  • Travel north on Market St. to 2nd Ave.
  • Turn right onto W. 5th Ave.
  • Travel on W. 5th Ave. for 3.3 miles
  • W. 5th Ave. becomes Scandia Road
  • Travel on Scandia Road for 4.9 miles.
  • Scandia Road becomes Warren-Olean Road.
  • Travel on Warren-Olean Road for 5 miles.
  • Where Warren-Olean Road veers to the left, take the Forest Service Road to the right.


From Bradford to Willow Bay Recreation Area

  • Travel on E. Washington St./Route 346 for 15.3 miles.
  • Turn left onto Aspen Loop to enter the site.

From downtown Warren to Kinzua Wolf Run Marina

  • Travel south on Route 6/Crescent Park Drive for 2 miles.
  • Turn left/east onto Route 59.
  • Travel east on Route 59 for 10.6 miles.
  • The site is located on the left.

General Notes:

Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System

A 33-mile hiking trail system that passes near Hopewell Campground.

General Notes:

Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System

Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System passes by Handsome Lake boat-to/hike-to camping area. The trail is a 33-mile interconnecting trail system

General Notes:

Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System

A 33-mile hiking trail system that passes near Hopewell Campground.

General Notes:

North Country National Scenic Trail

Walk among rocks and waterfalls, Allegheny hardwoods and stands of Mountain Laurel! Explore the 96.3 miles of North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) that meanders through the historic lands of the Iroquois, the Allegheny Plateau, some of the most valuable Black Cherry and Oak in the world, landscapes rich in history, wildlife, and natural beauty.

Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System

A 33-mile interconnecting trail system.  There are multiple access points to the trail.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

This campground is sometimes difficult to get to when there is ice on the reservoir. During the off-season (winter) you should bring your own water. These sites are only accessible by boat or hiking in.

Sites are on, or within view of, the reservoir.

Ammenities include:

  • vault toilets
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving.
No. of Sites20
Difficulty Level: Difficult


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Toilets 2 vault toilets
Tent camping hike-to/boat-to only
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