ANF Ranked Nationally

The scenic splendor and grandeur of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in northwestern Pennsylvania has not gone unnoticed. Just last month the Forest was ranked second, according to a national survey hosted by HipCamp.com, as the #2 Camping Destination in the entirety of the United State of America. 

HipCamp.com is a national camping site with ecologically minded campers. It is important to the future of our planet, including our own Allegheny National Forest and state parks. Undeveloped lands allow plants and wildlife to thrive and migrate naturally.

The ANF offers over 15 campgrounds with more than 1,000 individual sites for tent and RV camping, plus rustic and full-service cabins with electricity and showers. Covering over 513,000 acres, the ANF includes land in McKean, Forest, Elk and Warren Counties. The ANF offers four reservoir campgrounds surrounding the Allegheny Reservoir, six non-reservoir campgrounds, as well as dispersed camping in undeveloped areas. 

There is no shortage of recreational opportunities in the Allegheny National Forest region during any season - from hiking, biking, fishing, boating, golfing, riding ATVs in the spring, summer and fall, to ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating or sledding in the winter.

Red Bridge, located just nine miles northwest of Kane, Pennsylvania along Route 321, is known for their excellent fishing. Situated on the eastern shore of the Kinzua Bay, this site offers tent, RV sites and full-service cabin rentals. 

Campsites along the Allegheny Reservoir include Willow Bay, the most developed recreational site within the Forest. Visitors can enjoy forest camping sites for RV’s, cabins and tents, with many sites having direct access to the water. Nearby, a motorized boat launch with a large parking area for cars and trailers offers convenient access to the Allegheny Reservoir. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available to rent by calling Allegheny Site Management at 814-368-4158. For additional information please go to alleghenysite.com. 

Each developed campsite in the ANF comes equipped with a picnic table, fire pit or grill (because what is a camping trip without S’mores?) as well as accommodation parking in designated lots. These areas within the ANF offer excellent wildlife viewing, along with birding and photography opportunities.

Plan Your Trip: For more information about what to see and experience while in the region, contact the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau by calling 800-473-9370, email info@visitanf.com or click on VisitANF.com.

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