Open Year Round with water and shower house available April 10th to October.
Reservations taken through recreation.gov May 1st. to Columbus Day. Call to confirm if water is up and running in the fringe season. Weather dependant
Finding the area
Willow Bay Recreation Area is located 15 miles west of Bradford, PA, on State Route 346, just south of the New York State line. The area overlooks the south shore of Willow Bay, a small arm on the eastern side of the Allegheny Reservoir.
N 41 59.282
W 078 54.531
Willow Bay has 101 family campsites, 38 in which are electrical hookups, each containing a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad. Facilities include hot water showers, flush and vault toilets, pressurized water fountains, and a trailer dump station. Firewood and ice is available for sale at the campground for your convenience. Dead and down wood may be used as firewood. There’s a broad, concrete boat launch with a courtesy dock and a spacious parking lot. The large, well-shaded picnic area, with restrooms and a pavilion, sits on a slope overlooking the Allegheny Reservoir. An early morning or late evening walk often provides exciting opportunities to view a variety of wildlife.
Camping Fees Per Night
- Non-premium site $18.00
- Premium site $20.00
- Add electric $5.00
- Full hook-up $32.00
- Cabin $50.00 to 65.00
Willow Bay offers 11 rustic cabins, available for reservations at http://www.reserveusa.com. Cabins are 10 x 12 with a 6 porch. They include an outside fire ring, a pedestal grill, a porch swing, and a picnic table. Inside you will find a double bed and a set of bunk beds. The maximum capacity for these cabins is four to six people depending on which one you get. Heat and electric is provided for all cabins.
The North Country National Scenic Trail crosses SR 346 just south of the recreation area. Just across the New York State line (via SR 346), is the Riverview-Corydon Cemetery, where a monument to Seneca Chief Cornplanter stands. The Seneca/Iroquois Indian Museum and the Salamanca Rail Museum, both in nearby Salamanca, NY, provide insight into native American history and the railroad industry. The Quaker Area of Allegany State Park (NY) is just a few miles north of the state line.
Allegheny Site Management offers Canoe, Paddle boards and Kayak rentals at Willow Bay.
Willow Bay was built in the early 1960s by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. When completed, it was turned over to the USDA, Forest Service (Allegheny National Forest)