Description

Grab yourself a site at the Handsome Lake Campground and you’ll immediately understand why they called it “handsome.” Located on the east bank of the Allegheny Reservoir, just north of Sugar Bay, this is the kind of place you’d bring someone to show them how beautiful of a state Pennsylvania really is. When you camp here, you’ll be moving in with over 300 species of mammals that call the Allegheny National Forest home, including beavers, wild turkeys and the allusive gray fox. You could keep yourself, and if you have them, your kids will be entertained here day in and day out. But you might end up just wanting to kick back and soak in the scenery. That’s okay too.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
20 sites
Up to guests per site
Boat
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Handsome Lake Boat Access Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Waterfall
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July 16th, 2018

Spent a long weekend at this campground with my wife and Boxer Izzy. It was amazing! The only way to get to this campground is by boat or hike. My wife and I hiked in and set up camp right in the water. There was clean drinking water and a vault toilet. 5 stars!

Park
Allegheny National Forest
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
Phone Number
814-723-5150
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
41.923° N, 78.93° W
$12/night
Boat In: 20 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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