Tent Cabin
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Dewdrop

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


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).


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.

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.

ADA Access: N

$17.00 - $40.00
National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Phone Service
Sanitary Dump
Dewdrop is located in Pennsylvania
41.8319 N
-78.9594 W
Get Directions
From Warren, Pennsylvania, take PA-59 east for 13 miles. Turn onto Longhouse Scenic Byway/Forest Road 262 south and continue 3 miles to the campground. From the east, take PA-59. Just after crossing the Morrison Bridge over the Kinzua Arm of the reservoir, turn left and proceed 3 miles to the campground.
5 Reviews of Dewdrop
Trees trees trees!

Stayed a night and wished it was longer. We did a stop over and slept in our hammocks so it was perfect for us as there were lots of trees. Small little campground but sites were nice and cozy. Lots of very nice people here!

had a great weekend near kinzu

the hosts were beyond friendly. We did not have a boat but having a boat launch on the beautiful lake could be handy. the spaces were generous. our site had neighbors but there was enough woods between that you weren't bothered. We also had a tiny steam where the kids explores salamanders and toads.
real close to the dam, not too far from the outfitters for a canoe trip (which was always amazing with friendly staff). and about 45min from the kinzu bridge, which was worth the drive.

Fun Campground

Cute little campground on the lake. We had a walk in site which was kind of hard to find in the dark but when we did it was good. These sites were more secluded. Lots of trees for hammocks. This site what slightly on a hill so some tents were slanted. Would stay here again.

A beautiful setting on the Kinzua Dam in the Allegheny National Forest.

mak sure which site you book as some of them are walk-ins. A night sky that you can see the Milky Way and more stars then I remember. Wildlife is all around and the area offers a variety of activities within a short drive. The host of the campground at the time of our stay was more than helpful delivering the firewood and ice both of which you can buy there.

First to Review

Ok so it's a HAUL for me to get there but worth it. Camped 2x now in cove near water- many trees (almost too many!), launched yak 100' from camp right into cove. So so bath house, hosts are great but short staffed. Beautiful large reservoir with good swimming & boating. Ice & wood are delivered (purchase) every nite which is super. Facilities showing some signs of wear but certainly passable.

Only 3 electric sites so be prepared to be self contained.

Good hiking & views.