Incredible campground with lots of room and shade. Allegheny National Forest facility. Be careful of the bears visiting the dumpsters and be smart with food storage at camp. Sites vary from primitive along the lake to full hook ups near the front of the park. Tons of attractions in the area that mostly include the National Forest lands. We'll definitely be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I never doubted a KOA until we visited this site. The Olympic sized pool that was suppose to open on Memorial Day weekend was still closed the Tuesday after Memorial Day and is a Vry small pool- no where near Olympic sized. The half basketball court had a lot of cracks and weeds. The playground was two very small young child oriented area with a swing inches from the fireman's pole (dangerously too close). Both of them shook when kids were swing. Older gentleman had no idea what movie they were playing, no activity list at all (verbal or written) anywhere. We go to the movie and free cotton candy and it is Frozen in a 'garage' with the sun glaring across an old 32 inch TV. The second night we were heading to playground and heard a movie playing, we didn't even know about it. They 'ran out' of cotton candy! Want to discuss unhappy campers? We headed to the game room. Had to ask for them to turn the power to all the games on. I was helping my daughter (6 yrs old) with her quarters and the machine took one of her quarters and the woman behind the cash register told my daughter "that is what happens sometimes"! Bad customer service! She won two stuffed animals and they were dirty and had stains on them- ewww! Very clean game room and laundry facilities. The dog park is an island of grass with a doggie dump. Boring and disappointing first camp of the year! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Adjacent to a national forest, camping here is the same as camping in the forest. It is a nice, clean, well-managed campground, but the trees sometimes make it tight to drive to your site, if you have a long rig. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms in the downhill section, where we were, are acceptably clean, but could be better. For example, mopping has left a lot of dried, spattered muddy water on the baseboard heater. We recommend this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here while attending Geowoodstock in the Warren area. We enjoyed our stay and we are very pleased with the management and facilities at this KOA. There is a wide variety of sites, most of which will accommodate big rigs. There are sites in the trees that offer lots of shade and other sites more in the open that are satellite friendly. The owner manages the daily operations and he was friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi was only available near the office, but we had a good 3G signal on our Verizon Zoom. This is a great KOA and we will return next time we are in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located in the Allegheney Mountains and is great if you are an outdoor person. We were able to hike or bike someplace different everyday. The park is clean, the owners were nice. The road through the park is very rough and needs some gravel, we also thought that the price of propane was high . No cable or Wi-Fi at our site, I had to go to the lodge for Wi-Fi. For the price per night, compared to other KOA's we think that this campground is a bit pricey. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We got a very nice welcome. The desk clerk recommended a site where we got satellite. It is a quiet park, but pricey for what you get, in our opinion (no 50amp, no cable). Lots of things to do in the area. Fall leaves were beautiful. There are good gravel interior roads, grassy sites, lots of trees. Wi-fi was at our site but some people had to use the pavilion near the office. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is very nice. The kids loved the little playground. It is also very close to Kinzua Dam. The pool was beautiful, although it was too cold to swim in it the weekend we were there. Some sites were deep in the woods, others were out in the open. I had to guess on the number of sites because I think there were a lot more in the woods that we didn't see. There was a bear that visited the dumpster nightly, and once during the day. Needless to say, I did not let the kids wander at all. I did not see that any activities were planned other than a pancake breakfast. This would be a very nice place to stay if you were in the area for a different activity and just needed a nice quiet place to sleep. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you are looking for a place to “Get away from it all” then this is it! Tucked neatly into the northern part of Allegheny National Forest, Willow Bay is just south of the New York State border and easily accessible from NY 86/17 Southern Tier Expressway. We spent Memorial Day weekend on site #64 in Hemlock Loop which was a level paved pad set above a rolling spacious waterfront site. Both sides of our site were naturally landscaped with trees and rocks which afforded us complete privacy. There is also a boat launch and boat rentals available. Plus some sites are suited for launching small boats right from the site. Our site did not have any hookups (none of the premium lake front sites have hookups). We ran our generator briefly each day for DH to check his baseball scores and top off the batteries and that was it. There are water spigots throughout, but they are older style with no threading; however people were still able to fill their water tanks. There are two full hookup sites for camp hosts and several electric sites on the opposite side of the road if that is important to you. The grading and amount of shade on those sites made them less appealing to me. There is a brand new bath facility which is centrally located to the loop and is immaculate. There is no cell phone signal while in the campground. (Unless you have a good amplifier. Ours wireless one brought in 2-3 bars but you needed to have the phone almost touching the antenna.) Aspen and Oak loops offer more electric sites but they are in an open area away from the water, very close together and seem more appropriate for group camping. The Deer loop is set back into the woods and is strictly walk-up tent camping. If you enjoy tenting, these are huge private sites, many of them waterfront. Make sure you pack everything you need if you don’t want to be inconvenienced. There is no camp store other than firewood and ice at the check in station and the nearest store is about 15 miles away. The scenery was so breathtaking we were almost never inside except to sleep. There is lots of hiking available. We were in a 38’motorhome plus tow vehicle and had no trouble traversing the loop or parking. Our loop was comprised of a fairly even mix of tents, pop-ups and trailers with only three motorhomes including the host who was busy yet always available and friendly. The most remarkable thing was how quiet it was for a holiday weekend even though every site was filled. It was the nicest Memorial Day camping experience I have ever had. Nightly rate includes the $9.00 online reservation fee spread over the 3 nights. . We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely National Forest Park on the Allegheny Reservoir. Paved roads and mostly large level gravel sites with good drainage and lots of trees. Rest rooms and showers were immaculate. Numerous hiking trails nearby. Wonderful lake boating, fishing, swimming. Used Golden Access Pass discount. No lake front electric sites but the tent sites in the woods and on the lake front are very nice. No water/sewer sites. Some staff were not overly friendly or helpful. Had difficulty getting a satellite signal/southwest view for internet satellite from most sites. A great recreation site for boating and camping. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It was beautiful, quiet and super friendly. Only a few miles from Kinzua Dam; swimming, boating, and fishing. Close to New York state border and the Salamanca Indian Reservation Casino. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.