About Willow Bay Recreation Area
- Listing type: Public
- No. of sites: 101
- Phone: 814-723-5150
- Accessible by: Drive, Walk
- Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs, Cabins & Lodging
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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.
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!
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!