Description

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 Continue reading...
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
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
101
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Electricity, sewage
Accommodation provided
Cabin
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Waterfall
Desert
Hot spring
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Tim
Tim
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 Cynthia
Cynthia
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!

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Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen
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!

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August 29th, 2018
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June 22nd, 2018
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June 14th, 2018
Hipcamper Sean
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July 10th, 2017
Park
Allegheny National Forest
State
Pennsylvania
Phone Number
814-723-5150
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
41.988° N, 78.911° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 58 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)