Buckaloons Recreation Area

Allegheny National Forest

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National Forge Rd.
Irvine, PA 16329
Reservations: 877-444-6777
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GPS: 41.8389, -79.257

Last Price Paid: $28
Number of Sites: 57
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1161 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

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Morses safari
Kensington, MD
18 Safari Condo
60 reviews
Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 37
“Can’t beat Allegheny River location but the forest service campground is basic”

Reviewed Jul 02, 2018

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Although there are no river views from campground, there is a boat ramp for easy access to kayaking and rafting on the river. We rented a canoe at Allegheny Outfitters in Warren and had a nice day trip from Kinzua dam back to the outfitters. There are decent showers in bathhouse, dump station and water available. Camp loop is tight with huge speed bumps (sounds like they could do damage!) and sites are level but dirt so damp/muddy.

We couldn’t find any laundromats nearby and drove all the way to Jamestown NY for laundry (saw I Love Lucy museum while there 👍). Campground is popular on weekends and fills. We booked ahead online and paid $18/night senior rate plus reservation fee.

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: $23
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 32
“campground OK, but.....”

Reviewed Nov 03, 2015

Overall Rating

The campground was OK. The sites were large easy enough to get into. Restroom facilities were OK, but I was disappointed. I wanted to come to a national forest. Instead I came to a campground that is in a forest setting. Everything around it is urban. There is a town close by and lots of homes and shops. I wanted to get away from this and not be in the middle of it. The river wasn't swim-able, maybe you could canoe it, but where would you go?

No firewood to purchase in the park. The chap looking after it said to a couple of doors over and there was someone selling firewood. Well they sold firewood, but it might as well have been rocks since you couldn't burn that stuff.

I paid on-line otherwise you need to leave cash or cheque when you pick a site when you pull in. There isn't really a proper registration office.

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........Rolling in a RV - Wheelchair Traveling......: Buckaloons Recreation Area-Allegheny National Forest

  This is a nice little campground right off of US 6. Most of the sites in the larger loop have electricity. We stayed in the smaller non-electric site which is used primarily by tenters. The non-e...

  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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