Forest Road 160

Allegheny National Forest

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FR-160
Warren, PA 16365
814-723-5150
814-728-6100
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GPS: 41.8311, -78.9808

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 2051 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Margot Bai
Toronto, ON, Canada
17 Taylor Coach Nik Nat
2012 Honda Odyssey
77 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 1

Margot Bai would stay here again

“Free dispersed camping with no services on a mountain in Allegheny National Forest”

Reviewed Mar 23, 2017

Overall Rating

The drive up the mountain is happily on a paved, at times steep road. At the top, the road turns to hard packed gravel, sweeping through a forested area with multiple sites widely spaced down this road. I am not sure how many sites there are as I took the first, a spacious site with some sunshine penetrating through the opening in the forest canopy.

Footing was sand/dirt with some rocks but flat enough to be easy to drive into. There was a large stone fire pit. The forest is not very dense and it is possible to walk through the forest area around the campsite some 500 feet out in all directions while mostly keeping your camper in view. On the way into the camping area, you will pass Jakes Rocks, a short trail that takes you past a variety of erratics, large boulders left over from retreating glaciers of the last ice age. Also, there is a pretty lookout from Jakes Rocks over the Allegheny River. Jakes Rocks was about 1 mile down the gravel road from the first campsite where I stayed.

The campsite was relatively clean for a dispersed site. Sites were sufficiently well spaced that you felt quite alone except for when cars occasionally drove past, generally quite fast. I did have decent signal there on my Canadian cell plan with Bell Canada.

I found this site by asking at the ranger station where the dispersed camping was. They gave me a list of forest roads that they said had some dispersed sites. It was a fairly long list which suggested to me that there may be lots of other areas with free camping in this national forest.

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