Handsome Lake 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,Picnic tables,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

Directions:

This site is located on the east bank of the Allegheny Reservoir, just north of Sugar Bay. It can be accessed by boat or from the North Country National Scenic Trail. The nearest boat launch is Roper Hollow, directly across the reservoir.

 

From downtown Warren to Roper Hollow 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 2.3 miles.
  • Turn right onto Roper Hollow Road/T615.
  • Travel on Roper Hollow Road/T615 for 2.5 miles.
  • Turn right onto Roper Hollow Road.
  • Travel on Roper Hollow Road for 1.2 miles

General Notes:

The North Country National Scenic Trail and the Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System pass by Handsome Lake boat-to or hike-to camping area.

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. 


General Notes:

North Country National Scenic Trail and the Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System pass by Handsome Lake boat-to or hike-to camping area.

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.


General Notes:

North Country National Scenic Trail and the Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System pass by Handsome Lake boat-to or hike-to camping area.

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

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Activities


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. 

Ammenities include:

  • picnic table
  • fire ring
  • grill
  • vault toilet
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving.
No. of SitesSingle Family: 20
Sleeping ShelterNo
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Fishing

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Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Picnic tables at each site
Toilets 2 vault toilets
Tent camping boat-to/hike-to only
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.9225

  Longitude : 
-78.930833

 



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