Buckaloons Recreation Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Buckaloons Recreation Area is located on the west bank of the Allegheny River and is an access point for canoeing the Allegheny River Island Wilderness, which lies in the stretch of the river between Buckaloons and Tionesta.

Buckaloons is surrounded on three sides by bodies of water including, Irvine Run to the west, Brokenstraw Creek to the south, and the Allegheny River to the east.

In addition to the one-lane concrete plank boat launch, there is a 1-mile hardened interpretive trail surrounding the entire recreation site and providing access to fishing opportunities on the Allegheny River, Brokenstraw Creek an Irvine Run.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground, day use and picnic pavilion: Open May 1 to October 22, 2018 Boat Launch: Open May 1 to October 15, 2018
Operational Hours: Quiet hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
Reservations: Reservations are available for the picnic pavillion, some single sites and double sites, and the group site from May 1 to Oct. 21. First come, first served sites are also available. Reservation -
  • Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance of visit.
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance of visit.
  • Go to: Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to make a reservation.
Fees Campground:
  • Single site camping fee - electric hookup $23.00/site
  • Single site camping fee - no hookups - $18.00/site
  • Double site daily camping fee - electric hookup - $36.00/site
  • Double site daily camping fee - no hookups - $32.00/site
  • Group site daily camping fee - $50.00/site
Boat Launch:
  • Vehicle season launching pass - $55.00
  • Per vehicle - $5.00
  • Per Person (bike/bus) - $1.00
Day Use and Picnic Pavilion:
  • Per Person (bike/bus) - $1.00
  • Passenger Vehicle - $5.00
  • Pavilion - $40 to $100
Open Season: May 1 - Oct 21
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:
  • Developed Camping
  • Boating Regulations
Closest Towns: Warren, PA
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush
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: r9_allegheny_nf@fs.fed.us

General Information

Directions:

From Warren

  • Travel west on US-6/Route 62
  • Exit at the Tidioute/Tionesta exit for Route 62
  • Travel for <1 mile and turn right onto Old US-6/National Forge Road.
  • Follow Old US-6/National Forge Road for .2 miles.
  • Turn right onto the campground road.

Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

Sites are large and well shaded with lots of privacy.

Ammenities:

  • showers,
  • flush toilets,
  • a pressurized water system,
  • dump station.
  • electrical hookups on 43 sites.
  • concrete boat launch,
  • pavilion,
  • picnic area
  • picnic table
  • fire ring
  • grassy tent site
Group ShelterNo
Hookups - ElectricYes
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving. Dead and down wood may be used for firewood.
Group Cooking FacilitiesNo
No. of Sites
  • Group: 1
Sleeping ShelterNo

RV Camping

Sites are large and well shaded with lots of privacy.

Ammenities:

  • showers,
  • flush toilets,
  • a pressurized water system,
  • dump station.
  • electrical hookups on 43 sites.
  • concrete boat launch,
  • pavilion,
  • picnic area
  • picnic table
  • fire ring
  • grassy tent site
Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - Electricsome
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving. Dead and down wood may be used for firewood.
Pavement Type for Parkinghardened
Dump StationsYes
Vehicle ClearenceHigh
No. of Sites
  • Single: 57
  • Double: 2
  • Group: 1
No. of Accessible sitesSome
Hookup - WaterNo

Campground Camping

Sites are large and well shaded with lots of privacy.

Ammenities:

  • showers,
  • flush toilets,
  • a pressurized water system,
  • dump station.
  • electrical hookups on 43 sites.
  • concrete boat launch,
  • pavilion,
  • picnic area
  • picnic table
  • fire ring
  • grassy tent site
Fire InformationCampfires are permitted as long as fires are maintained in a fire ring and fully extinguished when leaving. Dead and down wood may be used for firewood.
No. of Sites
  • Single: 57
  • Double: 2
  • Group: 1
No. of Accessible sitesSome
Sleeping ShelterNo

Fishing

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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