Tracy Ridge Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Tracy Ridge is located off of State Route 321 north of the junction of State Route 59 and south of the junction with State Route 346. Facilities include: 119 spacious family campsites with picnic tables, fire rings and tent pads, vault toilets, hand pumps and a trailer dump station. Group sites (entire camp loop) are available. Campsite reservations are accepted (1-877-444-NRRS, or the website at First come, first serve sites are also available. The entrance road and loop roads are designated as a cross country ski trail during winter activity season (12/20 - 4/1).  View/Print Site Brochure

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Daylight Hours (Quiet hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am). This site is open from April 1 to December 15.
Fees $12.00/site daily camping fee; $50.00/site group camping fee
Permit Info: $12.00/site daily camping fee; $50.00/site group camping fee
Open Season: April
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No winter maintenance. Permissible length of stay is fourteen (14) days. Leaving your campsite unoccupied during the first night after equipment has been set up, or leaving equipment for more than 24 hours thereafter, is prohibited. Quiet time is from 10:00 p.m. to 6 a.m. Check out time is 2:00 p.m. Camping fees must be paid by 2:00 p.m. Don't forget to put your site number and your license plate number on your fee envelope. Campsites should not be used by more than eight persons. Each campsite contains a picnic table, fire ring or grill, and accommodates a tent, and parking for two vehicles and a wheeled camping unit . Additional vehicles will be charged a $5.00/day/vehicle fee, and must park in public parking areas. Other recreation equipment associated with a campsite (boats, trailers, jet skis, motorcycles) are not charged. Park all vehicles on the campsite spur, not on the grass. Weapons, firearms, and fireworks (fireworks are illegal in Pennsylvania) must not be discharged in the area. Waste material from trailers must be deposited at a dump station. Please place trash in the provided receptacles. Campfire permits are not required for camping in undeveloped areas. We ask that all campers build a safe fireplace, keep a clean camp, and make sure fires are fully extinguished before leaving camp. Please build fires only in designated fireplaces. Dead material, on the ground, may be used for fires, but living trees, shrubs, and plants must not be cut or damaged. A burning ban may be declared at certain times of the year, depending on weather and fuel conditions. At these times, campfires will be banned on the Forest. Please check with the Allegheny National Forest about burn bans during periods of extended dry weather.It is illegal to put nails, hooks, wire, tacks, and other foreign materials in trees and facility structures. These can damage trees and structures, become safety hazards, and are unsightly. Use lantern hooks, if provided, to hang lamps and tie out pets with removable stakes. Hunting, fishing, and trapping are permitted subject to rules of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. Do not blaze, hang flagging, or apply reflective tape or tacks to mark your route. Salt blocks, bait stations, and permanent tree stands or blinds are not permitted. Do not hunt within the safety zone around the developed areas. Remember to wear bright fluorescent-colored clothing if hiking and/or camping during hunting seasons, since these areas are popular with hunters. Pets must be kept on a leash, and are not allowed on beaches or in the water. No camping is allowed in picnic areas. If latrines are needed, please keep them at least 200 feet from a water source. All water that does not come from a developed recreation area should be filtered or boiled before use. Pump water from a developed recreation area is tested regularly and is safe for drinking
Closest Towns: Bradford, PA
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire - Allegheny Site Management
Information Center: Bradford Ranger District Address: 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-363-6000

General Information

Directions: This campground is located 18 miles west of Bradford, PA via State Route 346 and State Route 321, or from the Allegheny Reservoir/Morrison Bridge area via State Route 59 and State Route 321.

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Day Hiking

This is a 54.52 kilometer (33.69 mile) trail system of interconnecting loops begins at the entrance to the Tracy Ridge Recreatin Area. This trail offers a wonderful all-day hike beginning on the flat ridgetop at Tracy Ridge Recreation Area at the 2245 foot elevation and dropping to 1328 foot elevation, which is the normal summer pool of the Allegheny Reservoir. This trail is located within the Allegheny National Recreation Area (NRA), which is one of the few roadless areas of the Forest. The trail is marked with off-white markers. The North Cuntry Trail portion of this trail system is marked with blue markers.
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted if maintained in a fire ring, and completely extinguished.
Difficulty Level: Difficult


Backpacking from this Recreation area can be done using either the Tracy Ridge Trail System or the JohnnyCake/Tracy Ridge trail. The trail is marked with off-white markers. The North Country Trail portion of this trail system is marked with blue markers. Dispersed camping is permitted along the trail. The developed Tracy Ridge Campground and primitive areas of Handsome Lake and Hopewell are along the trail. If you chose to camp along the trail and are not in one of the above mentioned locations, a Forest Order requires that camps be set up 1500 feet from the treeline of the reservoir.
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted if maintained in a fire ring, and completely extinguished.
Elevation descSteep elevation changes
Difficulty Level: Difficult


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