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Allegheny National Forest

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Boondock anywhere!

Boondocking was a breeze in this NF, plenty of pull off spots and they allow for parking in large... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Wilmington, North Carolina
Loleta recreation area and campground

Important update: although the creek is pure joy (cool, clear, and fun to play in), the small... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
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Located in northwestern Pennsylvania, this forest has over 500,000-acres, is easily accessable and offers plenty of recreational activities.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have traveled all around the PA part of the forest and have seen some beautiful areas, We have also seen some very run down lack of maintained areas as well. Three years ago we camped at a dispersed site off fire road 119. We...More

Thank brandsto
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I wish I could have stayed longer to enjoy what is the most beautiful national forest I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately we camped in Deer Grove and were kept up all night by drunken screaming, fighting, fireworks, and very inappropriate sounds for my children to hear....More

3  Thank Anessa H
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Went to see kinzua rail road bridge after that about 4 miles down the road hit a deer causingv5000 dollars in damage. Had to go back home after one day. Great vacation lol

1  Thank roadsgt97
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Boondocking was a breeze in this NF, plenty of pull off spots and they allow for parking in large parking lots as well. We double checked with the ranger stations and got the same answer from all rangers "park anywhere you want that is safe...More

1  Thank hopalongrving
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I've stayed at this campground several times. During the week, it's a peaceful place to enjoy nature... however... on the weekends it's taken over by drunken party goers. The weekend was filled with blaring rap music, drunks fighting and vomiting on the trail and fireworks...More

1  Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Important update: although the creek is pure joy (cool, clear, and fun to play in), the small reservoir was not dredged last summer. Although it is supposed to be dredged this summer (after June 15), that has not occurred. Therefore, it's very muddy and no...More

Thank Gonzner
Reviewed 14 June 2018

If you have never been to a US National Forest before, you might want to visit the website first just so you know what to expect, (the author below apparently did not) The forest is just that.. a big FOREST with several campsites, trails for...More

2  Thank pamom2017
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful drive through the mountains. The Kinzua Bridge State Park is an awesome sight to behold. Wheelchair accessible for the visitors center and to go out the bridge. The trails would be awesome for anyone who can walk

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 18 September 2017

My family stayed in Oil City and drove about a half hour into Forest. The road was good and had views of the river. Some construction was going on but nothing bad. We only made one viewing stop (the sign is right up on the...More

3  Thank Tisha B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This was our first visit to Allegheny National Forest. Terrible experience I must say. The website doesn't have the exact address for the site. No signs along the way and off course no GPS signals. We drove about 7 hours to find this place where...More

7  Thank Tima S
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14 August 2018|
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Response from pamom2017 | Reviewed this property |
The forest itself is free. The visitor centers are free. You can generally park at various pull offs, a couple of picnic areas and trail heads. BUT look for signs -- if people vandalize or if there is active... More
15 August 2016|
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Response from Charlene C | Reviewed this property |
I would call the site management teams on the ANF website for the information on the distance to some of the walk in site. It's been some years since I've camped there but travel in the area somewhat frequently. As for the... More