Get ready for an old school Thanksgiving treat, because Willow Bay Recreation Area is the perfect spot for your turkey hunting needs. White-tailed deer and black bear are also on the menu, but catching big game isn't the only thing this site is good for. Get your thrills windsurfing, boating, or swimming along Allegheny Reservoir. Hiking, backpacking, and fishing opportunities just make it that much more versatile. We're sure you'll thank us later for booking the spots now.
Campsite area
Cabin, Tent or RV sites
101 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Willow Bay Campground.

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Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen P.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2017

The sites directly on the bay (79 and higher I believe) are well worth the hike-in trek to the sites. You probably will have your own mini-beach on your site and the morning views and glass-like bay are irreplacable! Bring something warm to sleep in, these are well shaded spots and it tends to get a little chilly overnight. Ah, and bring your kayak - you won't regret it!

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 10th, 2016

Camped here last year in site 53. The best sites are #66 & 68. They are prime sites with gorgeous views right on Willow Bay. Sadly, there's no hookups for the lake sites. Only the sites on the woods side have electricity.
There are modern bathrooms with showers.
There's other campgrounds in the Alleghenys, but I liked Willow Bay the best. The campsites are decently spaced.
Like Tim S reported, the bears were rather aggressive last year. While we were there one ripped into a popup to get some buns inside. Always be bear aware!

Hipcamper Tim
Tim S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 9th, 2015

Nice tent site camping just off the North Country Scenic Trail. Watch out for bears though! Hung our food way up a tree, but momma bear sent her two little cubs up there to get it. The bears are not shy of campers there and come daily for the buffet.

Hipcamper Christopher M.
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August 29th, 2018
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July 10th, 2017
Allegheny National Forest
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41.988° N, 78.911° W
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