Activities and Amenities
WILLOW BAY, PA
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewWillow Bay is located within the Allegheny National Recreation Area, about 16 miles from Bradford, in northwestern Pennsylvania. It is primarily an accessible family campground that also offers rustic cabins available by reservation year-round. The facility offers modern amenities, including flush toilets and showers, but also provides access to great outdoor recreation opportunities.
The campground and cabins can be accessed by vehicle. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
Built in the 1960s by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the campground has an open appearance unlike other Forest Service facilities in the area. The campground was recently renovated and cabins were erected at the site between 2003 and 2011, offering a different kind of experience for visitors to the area.
Visitors enjoy water sports, including boating, water skiing, swimming and sailing on the lake that is more than 24 miles long, as well as in the adjacent 12,080-acre, man-made Allegheny Reservoir. Anglers can find walleye, bass and musky.
The campground offers dozens of campsites available for tent or RV camping. It is comprised of four loops, some of which have walk-to tent campsites and others have back-in RV sites with electric hookups. Each site offers a table and a campfire ring with grill. Accessible flush and vault toilets, as well as showers and drinking water are provided. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Seneca-Iroquois Indian Museum and the Salamanca Rail Museum are popular historic sites that are located just over the stateline, in Salamanca, New York. It is about a half-hour drive from the campground and cabin area.
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Know Before You Go
Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Bradford, travel west on State Route 346 for 16 miles. Willow Bay is located just south of the Pennsylvania-New York border. Follow signs to the Allegheny Reservoir and the campground.
Mailing Address:WILLOW BAY
4001 WEST WASHINGTON ST.
BRADFORD PA 16710
Phone Number:Information: (814)362-4613