Bradford Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Bradford Ranger District covers the northern half of the Allegheny National Forest. Highlights of this area include the Allegheny Reservoir, Wild and Scenic Allegheny River and Hearts Content.

Hidden gems found on the district are the Old Powerhouse, Timberdoodle Flats Interpretive Trail and Hall Barn Wildlife Viewing Area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open Monday through Friday, 8 - 4:30
Operational Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
Reservations:  Several campgrounds have reservations available through for some or all available sites. View the recreation sites web page for more detailed information:
  • Buckaloons Recreation Area
    • picnic pavilion
  • Dewdrop Campground
  • Farnsworth Cabin
  • Kiasutha Recreation Area
  • Red Bridge Recreation Area
  • Tracy Ridge Campground
  • Willow Bay Recreation Area
    • picnic pavilion
Fees Several sites charge a camping or day use fee. View the recreation sites web page for more detailed information:
  • Buckaloons Recreation Area
  • Dewdrop Recreation Area
  • Elijah Run Boat Launch
  • Farnsworth Cabin
  • Handsome Lake Campground
  • Hearts Content Recreation Area
  • Hooks Brook Campground
  • Hopewell Campground
  • Kiasutha Recreation Area
  • Pine Grove Campground
  • Red Bridge Recreation Area
  • Roper Hollow Boat Launch
  • Tracy Ridge Recreation Area
  • Webbs Ferry Boat Launch
  • Willow Bay 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
Usage: Heavy
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: Bradford, 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: Bradford Ranger District Address: 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-4613

General Information


From Bradford

  • Travel north on SR 219
  • Turn left/west onto SR 59/PA-770
  • Travel west on SR59/PA-770 for 13.1 miles
  • Turn left/south onto Forest Service Drive and travel to the office, approx. 13 feet.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Beaches & Dunes

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Sand Play

Areas for Sand Play at Bradford Ranger District


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Camping & Cabins

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Other Activities

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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