May 26 through September 24, 2023. The last weekend for camping is Trail Fest weekend.
Reservations can be made at Recreation.gov. Availability opens 180 days out, with a rolling day to day window.
Finding the area
Dewdrop Recreation Area is located on the Longhouse National Scenic Byway (Forest Road 262), about four miles south of the junction with State Route 59 at Kinzua Point. It is on the western shore of Kinzua Bay, which extends southwest from the main body of the Allegheny Reservoir.
- $20.00 or $24.00 per night
- $35.00 for FHU Site
Dewdrop has 70+ family campsites, each containing a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad. Flush toilets, pressurized water fountains, a trailer dump station, and hot water showers are also available. There is a concrete boat launch (for Dewdrop campground occupants only) with parking, and an interpretive trail complete the list of facilities. Firewood may be obtained from dead and down trees.
The Longhouse National Scenic Byway offers outstanding views of the Allegheny Reservoir along the western shore of Kinzua Bay. This road runs from SR 321 on the south to SR 59 on the north.
Jakes Rocks is two miles north of Dewdrop. This scenic overlook provides views of the Kinzua Dam and has a picnic area.
Elijah Boat Launch three miles to the south, has accessible bank fishing, trail, pier, courtesy dock and toilets.
Kinzua Beach, take FR 262 north to SR 59, turn right and cross the bridge (about four miles). There are shady picnic sites, beach area with swimming, and a bathhouse with showers.
Kinzua-Wolf Run Marina is directly across SR 59 from Kinzua Beach. The marina has boat docks with courtesy slips, boat rentals (kayaks, canoes, pontoons), boat launch, marine gas station, marine dump station, and a restaurant.