Top Cabins near Allegheny National Forest

We all love roasting marshmallows over a campfire—and you can often still do that while cabin camping in Allegheny National Forest. Finding a place to cabin camp near Allegheny National Forest is easier than ever. You're sure to find the perfect cabin for your Pennsylvania cabin camping excursion.

Best Cabin Sites Near Allegheny National Forest, PA (41)

    Camper-submitted photo from Cook Forest State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cook Forest State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cook Forest State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cook Forest State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cook Forest State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cook Forest State Park Campground

    1.

    Cook Forest State Park Campground

    39 Reviews
    101 Photos
    195 Saves
    Cooksburg, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Cook Forest State Park Campground, nestled near Cooksburg, PA. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature. The campground is mostly wooded, offering a serene and peaceful atmosphere with plenty of shade from the towering trees. It's a great spot for families, with large sites that provide options for sunny, grassy, shaded, or wooded areas.

    One of the standout features here is the variety of accommodations. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking an RV, or staying in a cabin, you'll find a spot that suits your needs. The campground is big rig friendly and offers electric and sewer hookups, making it convenient for RV campers. For those who prefer a more rustic experience, there are primitive sites available too.

    If you're into hiking, you're in luck. The park has numerous trails, including a hike to the Fire Tower and Seneca Point, which offers breathtaking views over the trees and the Clarion River. Speaking of the river, it's perfect for a tubing or canoe trip. Just make sure to check the water levels with the local outfitter, Pale Whale, before heading out.

    While the campground doesn't have a camp store, you can find supplies nearby. And if you get hungry, don't miss out on the Cooksburg Cafe. Their homemade ranch dressing is a hit!

    Visitors have praised the clean bathrooms and the family-friendly atmosphere. There's also a playground and open grass areas for kids to play. Just be aware that the sites can feel a bit crowded during peak times, but the overall experience is worth it.

    So pack your bags, bring your sense of adventure, and enjoy all that Cook Forest State Park Campground has to offer.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 - $35 / night

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

    2.

    Red Bridge Recreation Area - Allegheny National Forest

    17 Reviews
    58 Photos
    201 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

    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.

    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

    Camper-submitted photo from Quaker Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Quaker Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Quaker Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Quaker Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Quaker Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Quaker Area — Allegany State Park State Park

    3.

    Quaker Area — Allegany State Park State Park

    27 Reviews
    81 Photos
    57 Saves
    Steamburg, New York

    Welcome to the Quaker Area of Allegany State Park, nestled near Salamanca, NY. This campground is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature while still enjoying some modern comforts. The season runs from May 18 to October 8, making it a perfect summer and early fall destination.

    The Quaker Area offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. It's got a bit of everything, from electric hookups and drinking water to showers and toilets. One of the standout features is that it's big rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger RV. Plus, pets are welcome, so bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Visitors rave about the variety of activities available. Whether you're into fishing, kayaking, or just lounging on the beach, there's something for everyone. The campground is also known for its spacious and clean sites, making it a comfortable stay for families and groups. Wildlife sightings are common, and bear-proof boxes are provided to keep your food safe.

    One thing to note is that the on-site store can be a bit pricey, so it's a good idea to stock up on essentials before you arrive. Firewood is available, but you might find better deals outside the park.

    For those who love hiking, the trails here are fantastic. The park is dotted with scenic spots, including a beautiful lake and plenty of wooded areas. If you're up for an adventure, don't miss Thunder Rocks, a popular spot for exploring and climbing.

    Overall, the Quaker Area in Allegany State Park is a fantastic spot for a getaway. Whether you're looking to relax by the lake, hike through the woods, or just enjoy some quality time with family and friends, this campground has got you covered.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Chapman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chapman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chapman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chapman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chapman State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chapman State Park Campground

    4.

    Chapman State Park Campground

    12 Reviews
    45 Photos
    84 Saves
    Clarendon, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Chapman State Park Campground, nestled near Clarendon, PA. This place is a hidden gem, perfect for those looking to escape into nature. The campground is open from mid-April to mid-December, offering a great spot for a seasonal retreat.

    One of the standout features here is the pristine lake, ideal for kayaking, fishing, and swimming. Visitors rave about the clean restrooms and modern shower facilities, which make camping here a comfortable experience. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, there are plenty of hiking trails that start right from the campground. You can explore miles of trails, some of which lead to the state game lands—perfect for hunting season. If you're into biking, the paved loops are a hit among cyclists.

    Families will appreciate the several playgrounds scattered around, and the small, clean beach by the lake is a great spot for kids to play. If you're into canoeing or kayaking, there are multiple launch areas, although rentals were closed for the 2022 season.

    The campground offers a mix of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even yurts. Some sites are more secluded, providing a bit of privacy, while others are closer to amenities like showers and restrooms.

    A few things to keep in mind: alcohol is not allowed in the park, and there's no AT&T cell service, so plan accordingly. Also, only five guests are allowed per site, and electric scooters and hoverboards are prohibited.

    Whether you're here for a quiet family getaway or an adventurous outdoor experience, Chapman State Park Campground has something to offer. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek State Park Campground

    5.

    Clear Creek State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    65 Photos
    125 Saves
    Clarington, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Clear Creek State Park Campground, nestled near Sigel, PA. This spot is a gem along the Clarion River, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle. The campground operates from mid-April to mid-December, making it a great destination for most of the year.

    The campground features a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations. Many sites are shaded, providing a cool retreat during the warmer months. Some of the best spots are right on the river, perfect for those who love to wake up to the sound of flowing water. If you're into kayaking, the Clarion River is a fantastic place to paddle, and there are even kayak-in tent sites for the more adventurous campers.

    Visitors have praised the cleanliness of the park and its facilities. The shower houses are well-maintained, and the restrooms are kept in top shape. Firewood is available on-site, so you can easily keep your campfire going. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    For those who enjoy hiking, there are several trails right at the campground. The Truby Trail is a popular choice, and the hike to Beartown Rocks is a must-do. If you're into disc golf, there's a course available, and during the season, you can enjoy a swim in the pond or go canoeing.

    The campground is known for its friendly atmosphere. Camp hosts are helpful, and the community vibe is strong. While some sites are close together, it often leads to meeting great people and making new friends.

    Whether you're here for a quiet retreat or an active outdoor adventure, Clear Creek State Park Campground has something to offer. Enjoy your stay and make the most of this beautiful spot along the Clarion River.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Dewdrop
    Camper-submitted photo from Dewdrop
    Camper-submitted photo from Dewdrop
    Camper-submitted photo from Dewdrop
    Camper-submitted photo from Dewdrop
    Camper-submitted photo from Dewdrop

    6.

    Dewdrop

    9 Reviews
    37 Photos
    198 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

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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
    • Cabins

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kiasutha
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiasutha
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiasutha
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiasutha
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiasutha
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiasutha

    7.

    Kiasutha

    7 Reviews
    22 Photos
    129 Saves
    Ludlow, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Kiasutha Campground sits on the Kinzua Arm of the Allegheny Reservoir in northwest Pennsylvania, offering countless water activities.

    Recreation

    Visitors enjoy the large, grassy beach for swimming and relaxing. A boat ramp and dock allow visitors to enjoy the vast lake for boating, and a paved trail leads to an accessible fishing pier. Campsites offer a variety of views and conditions, from shaded forest to views of the reservoir, primitive walk-in camping or RV camping with electric hook-up. Some sites are back-in and some are pull-through for easier access.

    Facilities

    Visitors enjoy the large, grassy beach for swimming and relaxing. A boat ramp and dock allow visitors to enjoy the vast lake for boating, and a paved trail leads to an accessible fishing pier. Campsites offer a variety of views and conditions, from shaded forest to views of the reservoir, primitive walk-in camping or RV camping with electric hook-up. Some sites are back-in and some are pull-through for easier access.

    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. Since Kinzua Creek flowed into the Allegheny RIver, a part of it is also impounded, creating the Kinzua Arm. It is a little narrower than the main Allegheny Reservoir, allowing for a little more intimate connection between water and shore, and is not as subject to weather as the more open main reservoir. This campground sits on forested hills off the Longhouse Scenic Byway, a 29-mile loop that circles the Kinzua Creek Arm of the Allegheny Reservoir.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Kinzua Dam and Bridge are within driving distance.

    contact_info

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

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations and changes must be made through Recreation.gov

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Bay Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Bay Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Bay Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Bay Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Bay Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Willow Bay Recreation Area

    8.

    Willow Bay Recreation Area

    10 Reviews
    19 Photos
    89 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

    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.

    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

    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park

    9.

    Red House Area — Allegany State Park State Park

    13 Reviews
    39 Photos
    64 Saves
    Salamanca, New York

    Welcome to the Red House Area in Allegany State Park, nestled near Salamanca, NY. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature with all the comforts you might need. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking your RV, or staying in a cozy cabin, this place has got you covered.

    One of the standout features here is the sheer variety of activities. Visitors rave about the hiking trails, which are well-marked and offer stunning views. If you're into water activities, there's a lake perfect for paddling, and you can even rent kayaks if you didn't bring your own. The beach area is huge, making it a great spot for a swim or just lounging around.

    Families love this campground, and it's easy to see why. The kids can run wild in the open spaces, and there are plenty of amenities to keep everyone happy. The bathrooms are clean and well-maintained, and there's a general store for any last-minute supplies. Plus, the park staff are friendly and always ready to help.

    For those who enjoy a bit of history and culture, the Red House Administration building is a central hub where you can meet other campers and maybe even learn something new. And if you're planning a longer stay, you'll find that the cabins range from rustic to downright homey, offering a comfortable retreat after a day of adventure.

    So, whether you're here for a night or planning a longer getaway, the Red House Area in Allegany State Park is a fantastic choice. With its beautiful scenery, endless activities, and top-notch amenities, it's no wonder visitors keep coming back year after year.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Kinzua East KOA

    10.

    Kinzua East KOA

    6 Reviews
    1 Photo
    18 Saves
    Westline, Pennsylvania

    Dense forests enfold Kinzua East KOA in the Allegheny National Forest. Deer and other wildlife may wander by as you doze by the pool or campfire. A classic excursion takes you through the near-wilderness to Kinzua Bridge State Park. The vista from a viewing platform is splendid, especially when fall colors are ablaze. Enjoy this KOA's hayrides and barbecues. Your hosts provide a map for hikers and bikers. You're also just 10 minutes away from record-breaking pike and walleye fishing on the 12,000-acre Allegheny Reservoir. Bring your boat or rent one, no limit on motor size. Golfers head for Pine Acres Country Club's 18-hole, world-class golf course and the Seneca Allegany Casino. Explore four-wheeling trails nearby. Big and small game hunting available. Bear is the Monday before Thanksgiving, and buck is the Monday after Thanksgiving. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 80 feet.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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