Tionesta

The region's western gateway to the Allegheny National Forest and Pennsylvania Wilds. Located in a picturesque valley alongside the Wild & Scenic Allegheny River, countless outdoor recreation lovers begin their "natural escape" vacation here.

  • Allegheny National Forest

    Hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATVing. Family-fun outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and camping.

    Along with the rich variety of outdoor recreation, several camping opportunities are available including 600 campsites,...
  • Allegheny River - East Brady

    Pool 9 is the most upriver pool. 9 miles of deep water unlimited horsepower boating. Fish: walleye, musky, catfish, bass.
  • Allegheny River - Tionesta

    Nationally designated as a Wild & Scenic river offering many recreational opportunities including public access, boating, canoe & kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching and wilderness camping.
  • Allegheny River - West Hickory

    Wild & Scenic Class 1 river popular for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and spectacular scenery. Fish Species: walleye, musky, pike, bass, trout, and catfish.
  • ANF Snowmobile Trails

    The ANF has over 300 miles of groomed and non-groomed snowmobile trails in interconnected loops. Trails can be accessed from many locations throughout the Forest. Maps are available online, at the Marienville Ranger Station, and at the Forest County Visitor Center.
  • Arrowhead Outdoors LLC

    For all your fishing, hunting, archery equipment and clothing needs to gain advantage on the hunting and fishing game. Located in the heart of Tionesta.
  • Flying W Ranch

    Scenic horseback rides through the Allegheny National Forest. Daily, weekend or weeklong vacations available. Professional rodeos held each year. Rt. 666, Kellettville, 12 mi. NE of Tionesta.
  • Hunter Station Golf Course & Lodge

    18-hole public golf course along Allegheny River. Overnight accommodations for golf, hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Restaurant & lounge. Route 62, 3 miles south of Tionesta.
  • Lakeshore Camping

    Open year round, weather permitting. 47 primitive minimum impact campsites. Boat access only from either Nebraska Bridge or Tionesta Dam boat launches. Water and restrooms available at the boat launch seasonally. Boat launching fee April through September at the Tionesta Dam launch site.
  • Lighthouse Island

    Located on the Allegheny River at Tionesta, this 22.5 acre island is privately owned but offers the public a boat launch, fishing pier, and a one-mile walk/bike trail. The centerpiece of the island is the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, built by a local resident as a family memorial and visitor attraction. The lighthouse is open for tours three...
  • Minister Creek Recreation Area

    The Allegheny National Forest's smallest campground, offering 6 sites along Minister Creek. It's located on Rt. 666, 18 miles northeast of Tionesta. Each site contains a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad. Vault toilets and hand pumps. Open all year. No reservations - the campsites are filled on a first come, first served basis. Fee payment...
  • Minister Creek Trail

    This 6.6 mile trail begins at the Minister Creek Campground and forms a loop through the Minister Creek Undeveloped Area north of SR 666. This trail offers challenges to a wide range of skill levels as it climbs to the plateau within the Minister Creek Undeveloped Area. The Minister Creek Trail joins the North Country National Scenic Trail along...
  • Tionesta Lake

    Power boating, water-skiing, fishing and canoeing. Six-mile long lake formed by the Tionesta Dam. 3,000+ acres are available for hiking, wildlife watching, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, boat access only camping and two drive-to campgrounds at the Dam's outflow area.

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