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About Shenango Rec Area Campground
Shenango Recreation Area is situated within the broad, flat, meandering valleys of the Shenango River and Pymatuning Creek. Sharon, Pennsylvania is approximately 7 miles southwest and Youngstown, Ohio is about 21 miles west. Visitors to the area enjoy camping, boating and fishing. Natural Features: Shenango River Lake stretches 11 miles up its namesake river, covering over 11,000 acres. The shore is lined with a northern hardwood forest of shady and colorful trees such as Black Cherry, Beech, Maple and Hemlock. Deer, turkey and other small game animals are plentiful, with excellent opportunities to observe osprey and eagles in the area. Recreation: The lake provides an attractive setting for picnicking, camping, boating or simply enjoying natures beauty. Anglers fish for bass, walleye, muskellunge and a variety of panfish. The lake is shallow and water levels generally drop throughout the summer, especially after the Fourth of July, depending upon rainfall. The Seth Myers and Coonie Trails are each a half-mile in length. These self-guided interpretive nature trails invite visitors not only to experience the beauty of Shenango River Lake but also to learn about its varied habitats and relationships between plants, animals and humans. Facilities: This large campground contains over 300 campsites, many of which have electric hookups. Flush toilets, drinking water, showers and a dump station are provided. A playground, horseshoe pit and boat ramp are on-site. Nearby Attractions: The Shenango Water Trail provides 7.5 miles of scenic river corridor for paddlers, with three access points between Kidds Mill Park and Big Bend. Personal Floatation Devices must be worn on all canoes and kayaks. The historic Kidds Mill Covered Bridge features the unique "Smith-Truss" design from the 1800s. Remnants of the Erie Extension Canal can be found nearby in Sharpsville below the Shenango Dam. The Shenango and Mahaney Recreation Areas feature restoration chestnut tree orchards that are managed through a partnership with the American Chestnut Foundation for research and education, with the goal of developing blight resistant American chestnut trees. ACTIVITIES Boating: Marina
Drive In, Boat In
US Army Corps of Engineers
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ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Shenango Rec Area Campground is located in Pennsylvania
41.289 N
-80.438 W
Get Directions
Take Exit 4B (formerly Exit 1) off I-80 and follow Route 18 north about 6 miles until you cross the lakes causeway. The park is on the left, but this is a divided highway. Continue north about 1/4 mile, exit to the right at Birchwood Drive, make the turn-around and go south on Route 18. Before you cross the causeway again, make a right onto West Lake Road and travel approximately 1/4 mile to the park entrance on the left.
3 Reviews of Shenango Rec Area Campground
Lots of sites and heavy traffic

Big and busy place. I came on a rainy week so it’s a little mixed review. I am a tent camper so I like a decent lot and I’m currently at lot 82 and it’s big but there is a large mud pit in the middle so we have limited space to put our tent. We ended up putting it on a hill a bit because we knew it would rain so it would wash pass our tent instead of inside it. But that hill backs up to the restrooms which have spot lights on them throughout the night not very good for napping. But get through that the first night and wake up to the cleaning crew lead blowing the sidewalk around the restroom at 7:00 a.m. seriously! But most sites I’ve seen around here are not tent friendly this is definitely to big of a campground for me lots of traffic on crampground roads. Might come back but not at that site.

Great family and pet friendly campground

We came here for years to the overnight sites and loved it so much that we decided 3 years ago to get a seasonal site and have kept a seasonal site since then. The campground is very family and pet friendly. There is a large Olympic sized pool. You can get sunny or shaded sites. The sites have full hookups, electric, water and sewage. The campground has lots of trees. There are also large pullthrough sites for Class A RVs that are towing. The Shenango reservoir and Shenango River are close by so you can canoe, boat, tube, waterski, and fish! We highly recommend this campground.

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We love this campground! 🌞

My family and I visit Shenango Recreation Area Campground yearly. It is a great family campground.

Although reservations are not required I recommend you reserve if possible, especially if you want a site on the water or with electric.

Don't forget your bike! Bycicles are the best way to get around the park. The roads are nicely paved.

You will enjoy your stay. It is a nice balance between getting away from it all and having a grocery store nearby.