Minister Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

The Allegheny's smallest campground with six family campsites sits along the babbling waters of Minister Creek.

The Minister Creek Trailhead is situated directly across SR 666 from the campground where the popular 6 mile loop Minister Creek Hiking Trail starts and ends at the trailhead. Minster Creek Hiking Trail connects to the North Country National Scenic Trail at its northern most point.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open 3/31/2023 - 10/31/2023
Operational Hours: Quiet hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
Reservations: No reservations are accepted. This campground is a first come, first served site.
Fees: Fees:
  • Daily camping fee - $12.00/site
Open Season: 3/31 - 10/31
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. Applicable Orders for this Site:
  • Bicycles on Forest Trails
  • Developed Camping
Closest Towns: Marienville, PA
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Allegheny Site Management, Ed prince; Phone: 814-368-4158; Email:
Information Center: Bradford Ranger District Address: 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: 814-362-4613

General Information


From Sheffield

  • Travel southeast on S. Main St.
  • Turn right onto Austin Hill Road.
  • Travel on Austin Hill Road for 7.1 miles..
  • Turn left onto Minister Road.
  • Travel 3.6 miles on Minister Road.
  • Minister Road turns into State Route 1001.
  • Continue on State Route 1001 for .5 miles.
  • Turn right onto PA-666 W.
  • The site is located on the right.

Alternative Route from Sheffield

  • Follow PA-666 for 12.6 miles.
  • The site is located on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping


  • picnic table
  • fire ring
  • tent pad
  • vault toilets
  • hand-pumped water
No. of Sites
  • Single: 6
Fire Information Campfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving.
No. of Accessible sites No
Sleeping Shelter No
Difficulty Level: Easy

River and Stream Fishing

For information on fishing regulations and season visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission website.