20 Cabins & Campgrounds to Escape to in the Allegheny National Forest

Ready to explore Mother Nature’s playground? The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) offers rustic cabins and scenic campgrounds with full amenities and many nearby attractions for the entire family to enjoy. Pick your pleasure at any of these outdoor camping sites.

1. Allegheny Site Management (ASM)


The Allegheny Site Management (ASM) offers 20 locations featuring “tiny house” cabins, rustic cabins, and a full range of campsite amenities and recreational activities. Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing and fly fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, gathering, tent camping, and hunting.

2. Kane RV Sites


Kane RV sites signageLocated along scenic PA Route 6, the Kane RV Sites are surrounded by the beauty of the Allegheny National Forest. Grab a bike and some hiking boots as you prepare to go hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing, and kayaking during the warmer weather. You’ll have the convenience of outdoor recreation at your doorstep!

3. Fair Winds Cabins


Enjoy the splendor of nature at Fair Winds Cabins located near Cook Forest State Park, Clear Creek State Park, and the Allegheny National Forest. Three convenient locations invite you to camp, hike, kayak, and fish.

4. Kiasutha Campground


ranch wood houseKiasutha Campground sits on the Kinzua Arm of the Allegheny Reservoir in northwest Pennsylvania and offers countless water activities. Visitors can enjoy the large, grassy beach for swimming and relaxing. A boat ramp and dock allow guests to enjoy the vast lake for boating and a paved trail leads to an accessible fishing pier.

5. Red Bridge Recreation Area


cabinThe Red Bridge Recreation Area is located nine miles northwest of Kane, PA and is on the eastern shore of Kinzua Bay, a southern branch of the Allegheny Reservoir. A fun little fact for the history buffs out there: The recreation area is located near the site of a former Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) unit known as Camp #3. During World War II, it was used as a German Prisoner-of-War Camp.

6. Kinzua East KOA


Kinzua East KOA offers family-friendly cabins and campsites — a great location for camping getaways! Fish the nearby 12,000-acre Allegheny Reservoir for record-breaking pike and walleye or hike the many woodland trails.

7. Tracy Ridge Campground



There are 45 open, spacious, tree-shaded campsites along the Tracy Ridge Campground. If you’re up for a hike, the Tracy Ridge Hiking Trails System leads to the Reservoir and it also links up with the North Country National Scenic Trail. One feature of the trails is the large, scenic rock formations along their routes. Get set to venture out and make some rockin’ memories!

8. Willow Bay Recreation Area


willow baySearching for a natural area with fishing, hiking, biking, and boating? The Willow Bay Campground has just what you and your family need. An ideal place to enjoy the variety of Pennsylvania wildlife, the campground offers 101 family campsites with large, well-shaded picnic areas.

9. Camp Wilderness


With 600 acres, Camp Wilderness offers an escape into the beauty of rural Pennsylvania. Located on the side of a hill, you’ll be able to take in scenic views of the valley below from your cabin’s front porch. Enjoy more than 15 miles of trails for hiking, horseback or ATV riding. There’s no limit to adventures here!

10. Willow Creek Cabin Rentals


willow creek cabinBe at peace with nature without the noise of technology at Willow Creek, an internet and cellphone service free zone. While staying at Willow Creek Cabins, you can enjoy year-round outdoor activities, such as world class fishing and hunting, hiking, sightseeing, or riding ATVs through the forest.

11. Woodhaven Acres Campground & Cabins


Surround yourself in quiet, shaded lots at the campsites at Woodhaven Acres Campground & Cabins, conveniently located only five minutes from the shoreline of the Allegheny Reservoir in the Allegheny National Forest. The campsite is also pet friendly, so bring your furry pals along for the trip, and then roast some tasty marshmallows around the fire ring to end your day of adventures.

12. Forest Ridge Cabins & Campgrounds


Cabins houseConveniently nestled on the western edge of the Allegheny National Forest, Forest Ridge Cabins & Campgrounds is a family-oriented campground that offers large, shaded sites and full-facility cabins with private hot tubs, heated outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, and cell phone service. You and the squad will be just minutes from Cook Forest State Park and Loleta Recreation Area with the Clarion River not far beyond.

13. Black Bear Cabins


Camp in comfort and stay in one of the cozy hideaways offered by Black Bear Cabins. Located just south of the beautiful Cook Forest State Park, these cabins offer spacious rooms and lots of amenities, such as wood burning fireplaces, full kitchens stocked with cooking utensils and cutlery, bathrooms, and forced air heating.

14. Cook Forest Top Hill Cabins


cabin houseLocated in Cook Forest State Park, the Cook Forest Top Hill Cabins are within 12 miles of the Allegheny National Forest! Take a quick trip to explore the surrounding scenic beauty with miles and miles of hiking and biking trails for never-ending adventure possibilities.

15. The Forest Lodge & Campground


The Forest Lodge & Campground offers direct trail access for ATVs and dirt bike enthusiasts. The park grounds also offer scenic views of the Allegheny National Forest, so make sure to pack your hiking shoes because there will be a lot of exploring to do!

16. Hominy Ridge Lodge and Cabins


cabinHominy Ridge Lodge and Cabins is located on seven private, wooded acres next to Clear Creek State Park and the Allegheny National Forest. You can enjoy numerous activities onsite and by venturing out into the scenic surrounding woods.

17. Potter County Gasthaus


Located in the heart of the Oswayo Valley, the Potter County Gasthaus has five unique rooms that will sleep up to 10 guests. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with open dining and living room, two full baths, washer and dryer, wireless Internet, TV/DVD, and large fireplace. Explore 120 acres of private land as well as the adjacent State Game Lands and discover eagles, deer, bear, fox, and turkeys. Other activities include hunting, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.

18. High Pines RV Park


people parked RVs and  playing volley ball The well-groomed High Pines RV Park offers 40 pull-through sites and is also located just minutes from the Allegheny National Forest and the Kinzua Bridge State Park. The campgrounds are a great spot to set up shop for a vacation filled with incredible vistas and outdoor adventures.

19. Wapiti Woods Guest Cabins


Get into the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds with an overnight stay at Wapiti Woods Guest Cabins. Located close to the Elk and Moshannon State Forests, the modern guest cabin rentals provide the perfect place for peace and quiet and the ideal location for elk watching.

20. Whispering Winds Campground & Cabins


woodhouses and playgroundRound up family and friends and come enjoy the beautiful mountain views of the great outdoors at the Whispering Winds Campground. Listen to the babbling brook and the trees rustling in the wind during your peaceful hike or explore the many scenic attractions in the Allegheny National Forest with your family.

To find even more cabins and campgrounds in the Allegheny National Forest, visit the ANF website. For more inspiring camping experiences, check out the visitPA.com website. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on even more great ideas and places to visit around our state. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Happy Thoughts e-newsletter so you never miss an update.

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