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Overview of Twin Lakes Campground

Twin Lakes Campground is a popular camping destination located within the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. This forested area offers a variety of recreational opportunities and is home to numerous lakes, streams, and wildlife species. The campground itself is named for its proximity to two small lakes – Upper and Lower Twin Lakes.

Camping Facilities

Sites: The campground offers several types of campsites including:

  • Tent sites
  • Trailer sites
  • RV sites with some offering electric hookups


  • Potable water
  • Restrooms with flushing toilets
  • Showers
  • Dump station for RVs
  • Picnic tables and fire rings at each site

Outdoor Activities


  • Fishing is a popular activity in the Twin Lakes, with species like trout, bass, and panfish.
  • Hiking trails can be found in the surrounding area, providing beautiful views of the forest and wildlife.
  • Boating is allowed on the lakes, but engines are often limited to electric trolling motors.
  • Swimming is also an option, though there is no lifeguard on duty, so it's swim at your own risk.
  • Wildlife viewing is another popular pastime, with opportunities to see animals such as deer, beavers, and various birds.

Booking and Reservations

Reserving a Site:

  • Campsites can typically be reserved in advance through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) or by contacting the Allegheny National Forest office.
  • Some sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis, but advance reservations are recommended, especially during peak seasons.

Campground Regulations


  • Generally, there are quiet hours enforced to ensure a peaceful experience for all campers.
  • Pets are usually allowed, but they must be kept on a leash and controlled at all times.
  • Alcohol may be prohibited or restricted; check current regulations.
  • Firewood: To prevent the spread of invasive insects, the campground may have restrictions on bringing in outside firewood. Purchasing local or treated wood at the campground is often encouraged.

Season and Accessibility

Operating Season:

  • Twin Lakes Campground is generally open seasonally, with exact dates varying year by year. Check the current schedule before planning your trip.


  • While some facilities and sites might be accessible to those with disabilities, it's best to inquire directly with the campground for specific accommodations.

Contact Information and Location

Getting There:

  • Detailed directions to the Twin Lakes Campground are typically available on the Allegheny National Forest website or by contacting the forest office.


  • For the most accurate and up-to-date information, visitors should contact the Allegheny National Forest office or consult their website prior to visiting.

Essential Considerations

  • Weather: Always check the local weather forecast before your trip and prepare accordingly.
  • Wildlife Safety: Properly store food and dispose of waste to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife.

Before heading to Twin Lakes Campground, it's important to check the latest information regarding opening dates, reservations, and any alerts or notices that may impact your visit due to seasonal changes or unusual conditions such as wildfire risks or pest outbreaks.

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