Marienville Ranger District

Area Status: Open

The Marienville Ranger District covers the southern half of the Allegheny National Forest. Highlights of this area include the Penoke, Marienville and Timberline OHV trails, Wild and Scenic Clarion River and Buzzard Swamp.

Hidden gems on this district include the Little Drummer Trail, Laurel Mill Trail and Beaver Meadows.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Customers needing information, permits. and maps are encouraged to call 1-814-927-6628 or email at during regular business hours for prompt, customer service.
Operational Hours: Office open Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Please call ahead to verify hours.
Office closed on all federal holidays. 
Reservations:  Several campgrounds have reservations available through for some or all available sites. View the recreation sites web page for more detailed information:
  • Loleta Recreation Area
  • Twin Lakes Recreation Area
    • bath house pavilion
    • group site pavilions
Fees: Several sites charge a camping or day use fee. View the recreation sites web page for more detailed information:
  • Kelly Pines Campground
  • Loleta Campground
  • Twin Lakes Recreation Area
Permit Info: Fuelwood permits are available at this location. Contact the Ranger Station for information about Special Use Permits for large group events (75 people or more).
Open Season: January - December
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.
Closest Towns: Marienville, PA
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
Passes:  Interagency and Forest recreation passes are sold at this location. Visit the passes and permits section for information on what passes are available.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Marienville Ranger District
Address: 131 Smokey Lane Marienville, PA 16239
Phone: 1-814-927-6628 Email:

General Information


From Marienville

  • Travel northeast on PA-66 for 1.6 miles
  • Turn right onto Smokey Lane.
  • The office is located at the end of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Marienville Ranger District

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Marienville Ranger District

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Marienville Ranger District

Dispersed Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Marienville Ranger District

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Marienville Ranger District

Horse Camping

Areas for Horse Camping at Marienville Ranger District

Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Marienville Ranger District

Geocaching & Letterboxing

Areas for Geocaching & Letterboxing at Marienville Ranger District

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Marienville Ranger District


Areas for Swimming at Marienville Ranger District

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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