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Places to Camp near Salamanca, NY

372 Reviews

Salamanca, NY is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Enjoy the scenic camping, fun activities, and sights and sounds of Salamanca. Find the best campgrounds near Salamanca, NY. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Salamanca, NY (122)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Quaker Area — Allegany State Park State Park
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Willow Bay Recreation Area

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    Willow Bay Recreation Area

    10 Reviews
    19 Photos
    82 Saves
    Steamburg, New York

    Overview

    Willow 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.Most of campsites and cabins can be accessed by vehicle, some campsites are walk-to. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy water sports, including boating, water skiing, swimming, and sailing on the 12,080-acre, man-made Allegheny Reservoir. Anglers can find walleye, bass, and musky. A courtesy dock is provided at the boat launch for easier loading and unloading during the summer season. Kayak and canoe rentals are also available on site, first come, first serve basis. The North Country Trail is part of the National Scenic Trail system and can be accessed from the campground and cabin area. It is open to hikers only; no bicycles of any kind, no riding or pack stock, and no motorized travel. The historic trail stretches across seven states and 12 national forests, wandering 4,600 miles through America___s rugged northern heartlands. The area offers excellent wildlife viewing, as well as birding and photography opportunities.

    Facilities

    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. Each one-room, 10ft x 12ft cabin contains a double bed and a set of bunks, with mattresses, to sleep up to four or six guests. The cabins have electricity and heat, but there is no running water and no kitchen or bathroom inside. Guests use the campground facilities. Cabins also have access to an outdoor table, campfire ring, and pedestal grill. Each cabin has a covered front porch with a porch swing. Guests staying at the cabin will need to bring their own bedding, including blankets, pillows and/or sleeping bags, as well as their own cooking and eating supplies, food, and other camping equipment. Firewood and ice are available for purchase on-site during Peak Season, April - October. Shower houses and water are on 4/1 to 10/30. To confirm late season call 814-363.9090 or go to www.alleghenysite.com. Updates on Facebook

    Natural Features

    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. The campground and cabins are situated on the shore of Willow Bay, off the Allegheny Reservoir, which is also called Kinzua Reservoir. The facility is in forested hills, at an elevation of 1,400 feet. Campsites vary from being on grass with no shade, to being nestled in small stands of mature Hemlock trees (location within the campground is mentioned on the site list). Cabins are nestled in the surrounding forest.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Seneca-Iroquois Indian Museum and the Salamanca Rail Museum are popular historic sites that are located just over the state line, in Salamanca, New York. It is about a half-hour drive from the campground and cabin area. The Zippo/Case Museum, located in nearby Bradford, PA, showcases the history and products of the Zippo, Case, and Ronson Companies. It is open 7 days a week except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day, and admission is free.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (814) 363-9090.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations or changes must be made on line at Recreation.gov

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $24 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Red Bridge Recreation Area - Allegheny National Forest

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    Red Bridge Recreation Area - Allegheny National Forest

    16 Reviews
    58 Photos
    192 Saves
    Ludlow, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Red Bridge Campground sits on the eastern shore of the Kinzua Arm of the Allegheny Reservoir in northwest Pennsylvania, offering a peaceful getaway for families and outdoor enthusiasts.

    Recreation

    The campground offers swimming and bank fishing, with a boat launch nearby. For hikers, the North Country National Scenic Trail crosses SR 321 one-eighth of mile south of the campground. Over 4,000 miles long, the North Country National Scenic Trail stretches from New York to North Dakota. The Allegheny National Forest has nearly 100 miles of this trail between the New York state line and PA-66, maintained by volunteers from the Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail Association.

    Facilities

    Red Bridge offers 65 reservable campsites each with a picnic table, fire ring and tent pad. Hot showers, vault and flush toilets, drinking water, and a dump station are provided. Some sites are waterfront while others have views of the water. Sites with electricity, water and sewage hookups are also available.__ Two sites have rentable cabins. Amenities such as firewood, ice, interpretive services and 24-hour campground attendants are offered at the site.

    Natural Features

    The Allegheny National Forest covers nearly half a million acres and is populated primarily with black cherry, maple and other hardwoods. The Kinzua Dam, built in 1965, impounds the Allegheny River to form the 25-mile-long Allegheny Reservoir. The campground is well wooded with mature black cherry, hemlock and birch trees. The grounds are off the Longhouse Scenic Byway, a 29-mile loop that circles the Kinzua Arm of the reservoir.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (814) 363-9090.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations or changes must be made through Recreation.gov

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $20 - $110 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Tracy Ridge

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    Tracy Ridge

    7 Reviews
    8 Photos
    88 Saves
    Steamburg, New York

    Overview

    Tracy Ridge Campground is located within the Allegheny National Recreation Area, approximately 15 miles from Bradford, Pennsylvania. Allegheny Reservoir is just minutes away. Hikers enjoy exploring the 33-mile Tracy Ridge Trail System, which inclused 10 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Tracy Ridge campground is operated by Allegheny Site Management under a concession permit.__ Hand-pumped water is only available in Loop E.

    Recreation

    Hiking and backpacking possibilities abound in the Tracy Ridge Recreation Area. The trail system of interconnecting loops begins at the campground, and offers offers excellent day hikes. The main trail in the system is the Tracy Ridge trail, which circles the campground and drops down to the North Country National Scenic trail before climbing up the ridge back to the campground, making an approximate 16-mile loop. On the ridge above Tracy Run, there are two shorter loops for the less intrepid, and a connector to Johnnycake Trail, which goes from the loop around the campground down Johnnycake Run to the North Country Trail along the Reservoir. Connector trails off the North Country and Tracy Ridge trails lead to two primitive campgrounds on the Reservoir's shores: Handsome Lake and Hopewell. These two campgrounds are only accessed by foot or boat, and - with 3 other boat access campgrounds - are the only legal way to camp along the shore of the reservoir. The Bullis Hollow Trail leads east of the Tracy Ridge Recreation Area, heading for the city of Bradford and the Marilla Trail System on the Bradford Water Authority property approximately 8 miles away. Boat access to the Allegheny Reservoir is nearby at Willow Bay Recreation Area, for developed access, or Sugar Bay for primitive access.

    Facilities

    Over 70 spacious, shaded campsites are available, each containing a picnic table, campfire ring, and tent pad. Vault toilets are also available. Hand-pumped water is only available in loop E. Group sites are available by reserving entire camping loops.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated in a mature oak stand on top of a hill, surrounded by streams and rock formations, at an elevation of 2,245 feet. The Allegheny Reservoir is approximately 5 miles from Tracy Ridge.The Allegheny National Forest covers nearly half a million acres and is populated primarily with black cherry, maple, and other hardwoods. The Kinzua Dam, built in 1965, impounds the Allegheny River to form 25-mile-long Allegheny Reservoir.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (814) 363-9090.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations or changes must be made through Recreation.gov

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $12 - $75 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from East Otto State Forest

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    East Otto State Forest

    8 Reviews
    21 Photos
    122 Saves
    Collins Center, New York

    Camping for more than three nights requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.

    Camping is allowed at 14 designated tent sites along Kriedeman Forest Road that are available on a first come first serve basis and which are marked with a yellow camp disk (see picture at right). These sites are numbered and have a primitive fire ring. There are no out house facilities. The Kriedeman Forest Road area receives heavy camping activity during the summer months, so camping is allowed only at designated sites to reduce environmental impact to the area. Parking is allowed at the entrance to each site but not beyond that.

    On other parts of the property, individuals may set up camp at any location which is at least 150 feet from water bodies, streams, roads or trails. Camping for more than three nights or in a group of ten or more requires a permit from a Forest Ranger.

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    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Allegany Parallel Bova Loops — Allegany State Park State Park
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Dewdrop

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    Dewdrop

    9 Reviews
    37 Photos
    186 Saves
    Ludlow, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Dewdrop Campground sits on the Kinzua Arm of the Allegheny Reservoir in northwest Pennsylvania, offering a popular getaway for boaters and families.

    Recreation

    Water activities abound, including lake fishing, boating, and water skiing. A boat launch is available for convenient lake access for campers only. A 2.5 mile trail winds around the campground. Dewdrop is located on the Longhouse Scenic Drive, a winding loop around the Kinzua Arm of the reservoir that includes PA-59, PA-321, and Forest Road 262 (Longhouse Scenic Byway).

    Facilities

    This large campground offers 74 reservable family campsites that include a picnic table, fire ring and tent pad. Flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station are provided. Amenities such as firewood, ice, interpretive services and 24-hour campground attendants are offered at the site.

    Natural Features

    The Allegheny National Forest covers nearly half a million acres and is populated primarily with black cherry, maple and other hardwoods. The Kinzua Dam, built in 1965, impounds the Allegheny River to form the 25-mile-long Allegheny Reservoir. Dewdrop clings to the hillside above the water, providing a multi-level tiered campground.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (814) 363-9090.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Kinzua Dam is a short drive to the west on PA-59. The Jakes Rocks Epic Mountain Bike Trail system connects to Dewdrop Campground and consists of trail loops built specifically for mountain biking on the mountain behind the campground. Hikers are also welcome on the trail but remember to keep an eye out for and give way to mountain bike riders. Kinzua Point Information Center is staffed by volunteers on most summer weekends and offers great views up the Allegheny Reservoir.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations or changes must be made through Recreation.gov

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins

    $24 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Triple R Camping Resort and Trailer Sales

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    Triple R Camping Resort and Trailer Sales

    4 Reviews
    13 Photos
    25 Saves
    Franklinville, New York

    Triple R sets a new standard for camping. We pride ourselves in being the cleanest park with the largest list of amenities, beautiful views, and pet friendly. All our sites are full hook up, include cable TV, and most are covered by WIFI. Come have dinner on our new patio with a hot tub, tiki tables, palm trees and splash ground called LeeKee Lagoon. Come experience what everyone is talking about. Once you camp at Triple R you wont want to leave. If you have kids, this park is for you. We are rated 10-10*-10 THE SPLASH GROUND INSTALLATION WILL NOT BE UNTIL THE SUMMER OF 2020 FOR OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Morrison Campground

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    Morrison Campground

    8 Reviews
    23 Photos
    81 Saves
    Ludlow, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    This rustic campground is located on the east bank of the Allegheny Reservoir just east of Elijah Run Boat Launch on Morrison Bay a branch off of Kinzua Bay of the Allegheny Reservoir. It is accessible by boat via the Allegheny Reservoir and/or the Morrison Hiking Trail. The closest boat launch is Elijah Run directly west of the campground (access from the Longhouse National Scenic Byway - Forest Road 262). Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, there are fee envelopes with a pay tube availabe or you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the__Recreation.gov__mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature.__ If this option is available, you will need to__first download the free__Recreation.gov__mobile app__https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app\_\_prior to your arrival__as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    Facilities

    Vault toilets are available There is no potable water available. ** Campers will need to bring in their own water.

    Natural Features

    This rustic campground is located on the east bank of the Allegheny Reservoir just east of Elijah Run Boat Launch on Morrison Bay a branch off of Kinzua Bay of the Allegheny Reservoir.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $12 / night


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