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Allegheny National Forest

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Address: Smokey Ln, Off State Route 66, PA
08:00 - 16:30
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Located in northwestern Pennsylvania, this forest has over 500,000-acres,...

Located in northwestern Pennsylvania, this forest has over 500,000-acres, is easily accessable and offers plenty of recreational activities.

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Awesome place to visit

This is truly a great place to visit. Do some research before you visit as some of the locations can be confusing. Park welcome center is full of information and there is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The forest is beautiful, tranquil, magnificent, peaceful and deserted on the Thanksgiving Day weekend but BEWARE metal leg traps are allowed and can be found in campgrounds and trails. This was our first visit to the Allegheny National Forest. At Willow Bay campground in the Allegheny National Recreation Area we parked the travel trailer right next to the ( closed... More 

7 Thank Sherry M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is truly a great place to visit. Do some research before you visit as some of the locations can be confusing. Park welcome center is full of information and there is a lot to do and see. Beautiful spot and well worth any time you get to spend here, even just for a drive through the forest.

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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253 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I'm sure glad I found this place . I did some hiking down below the rock face and saw some huge boulders and lots of emerald moss . I could have explored all day , if I had time . The view is incredible from the overlook and lots of great photo opportunities.

1 Thank cbo1870
Luton, United Kingdom
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395 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We travelled from Dubois to Niagara Falls, and decided to take a scenic route through this Park. The vistas were beautiful and a change from the busy highways, and also took us longer on our trip.

1 Thank nsmith50
Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Just took the senic route through Pennsylvania. We had no plans. There was no much lodging available. The Forrest was beautiful. Park rangers very friendly.

Thank Sharon R
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I stayed with my dog in one of the cabins at the Willow Bay campground, and had a great time. The campground is very pretty. The Oak Loop section, where I was, has a stream running behind the cabins and some of the tent sites; Hemlock Loop is on the lake. I went during the week, in mid-June, and it... More 

4 Thank Alex B
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed at site 34 a week before the busy end of summer holiday. The campground was packed. It was very hot this weekend (upper 80's with 100% humidity) We checked in on a Friday around 3pm, and were the only ones there, but by about 6pm the place was jumping with weekend campers. The hut when you pull in... More 

1 Thank John B
Warren, Pennsylvania
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186 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I really enjoyed being at the càmpground, although the only 5 sites we were shown as being available didn't have much n the way of good flat tent camping sites. My boyfriend complained a lot about the old facilities, etc. He remembers the old days when the Forest Service ran the campgrounds rather than the concessionaires but I don't remember... More 

1 Thank Sylvia G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We camped at Willow Bay the week before Memorial Day to beat the crowd. It's a gorgeous campground. We stayed in a tent at site #70 in the Hemlock loop...no hookups. The campground was clean, the bathrooms were tidy and the showers were hot. Camping right on the lake was amazing! The entire area was BEAUTIFUL! This is PA and... More 

2 Thank JenniferLynn1971
Cresson, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We ride our UTV at Allegheny National Forest a couple of times each summer. The cost is minimal and the riding is 24-7. Your ride throughout the Forest for miles and miles. The trails are awesome and the scenery is spectacular. If you want speed and mud holes, this is not the place. This is very family oriented riding. There... More 

1 Thank Mary N

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