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Established Camping

Outflow Recreation Area (PA)

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Water, sewage, and electrical hookups will be available for standard electric campsites from April, 1 2024 until September 30, 2024. Electrical hookups will be available for stand electric campsites from October, 1 2024 until October, 31 2024. Water and sewage amenities will not be available during this time due to seasonal limitations.

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Tionesta Lake

Overview

Half of Forest County, where Tionesta Lake is located, is preserved as public lands. The region is known as one of Pennsylvania's best big game regions and is home to a remarkable variety of wildlife. Campers come to the Outflow Recreation Area Campground to enjoy the forested area along Tionesta Creek. The area is ideal for fishing, hunting as well as scenic hiking. Tionesta is a culturally rich region with a long history. The Seneca Indian tribe named this area "where the water separates the land." Nearly a century ago, narrow gauge railways dotted the surrounding countryside, hauling out virgin timber from the hillsides.

Recreation

In-season hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and water skiing, are all available from Tionesta. Visitors interested in wildlife viewing are likely to spot white-tailed deer, porcupine, wild turkey, osprey and opossum.

Facilities

In-season hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and water skiing, are all available from Tionesta. Visitors interested in wildlife viewing are likely to spot white-tailed deer, porcupine, wild turkey, osprey and opossum.

Natural Features

Tionesta Lake winds its way through the rugged hills of northwestern Pennsylvania. Surrounding public areas include the Allegheny National Forest, Cooks Forest State Park, Cornplanter and Clear Creek State Forests, the state fish hatchery and state game lands.

Nearby Attractions

Tionesta Creek Road, which winds through the Tionesta Creek valley upstream of the dam, is an excellent scenic drive with spectacular views. The nearby Allegheny National Forest also makes a great day trip.

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Location

Outflow Recreation Area (PA) is located in Pennsylvania

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Pittsburgh take I-79 North. Merge onto I-80 East exit 116a toward Clarion for 9.8 miles. Take the PA-8 exits 29 toward Barkeyville. Turn Left onto Pa-8/State Route 8 for 16.4 miles. Turn right on US-62 and follow US-62 for 34 miles. Turn right onto 36 South in to Tionesta. Turn right at the stop sign and continue 36 south for 2.0 miles and South Elm Street 1.5 miles into the Outflow Recreation Area. From Warren travel US-62 South for 30 miles take left onto South Elm Street 1.5 miles into the Outflow Recreation Area.

Address

TIONESTA LAKE PO BOX 539
Tionesta, PA 16353

Coordinates

41.4800611 N
79.4431472 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups

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2 Reviews

Kristie S.
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2022

Outflow

Always loved it here but needs maintenance on road and can't fish on top of outflow like before. There really slacking on the upkeep. The restrooms are always clean and bonus bathrooms added by fishing area which is really nice and convenient

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Month of VisitApril
Rachel K.
Reviewed May. 28, 2019

Very low key!

My husband and I stayed at Site 030 for the weekend and it was beautiful! No electricity and the sites are most tent sites, but the sounds of the creek, birds, and frogs really immerse you in nature! If it rains, it does get quite wet, so be prepared for that. There is opportunity for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking in the area!

  • Review photo of Outflow Recreation Area (PA) by Rachel K., May 28, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Outflow Recreation Area (PA)?

Camping at Outflow Recreation Area (PA) can cost between $37.00 and $50.00 depending on the site.

Does Outflow Recreation Area (PA) have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Outflow Recreation Area (PA) has water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Outflow Recreation Area (PA)?

Outflow Recreation Area (PA) allows vehicles up to 99 feet.

Are fires allowed at Outflow Recreation Area (PA)?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Outflow Recreation Area (PA), although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Outflow Recreation Area (PA) have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Outflow Recreation Area (PA) does not have wifi.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Outflow Recreation Area (PA)?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Outflow Recreation Area (PA). If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Outflow Recreation Area (PA), try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

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There are 29 campsites at Outflow Recreation Area (PA) and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts