Kellettville Recreation Area

Half of Forest County, where Tionesta Lake is located, is preserved as public lands. The region is known as one of Pennsylvania's best big game regions and is home to a remarkable variety of wildlife.
Campers come to the Kellettville Recreation Area Campground to enjoy the forested area along Tionesta Creek. The area is ideal for fishing, hunting as well as scenic hiking.
Tionesta is a culturally rich region with a long history. The Seneca Indian tribe named this area "where the water separates the land." Nearly a century ago, narrow gauge railways dotted the surrounding countryside, hauling out virgin timber from the hillsides.


Each camp site has a picnic table, fire ring and water is available to use, flush toilets and dump station.

Nearby attractions

Tionesta Creek Road, which winds through the Tionesta Creek valley upstream of the dam, is an excellent scenic drive with spectacular views. The nearby Allegheny National Forest also makes a great day trip.

Natural feaures

Tionesta Lake winds its way through the rugged hills of northwestern Pennsylvania. Surrounding public areas include the Allegheny National Forest, Cooks Forest State Park, Cornplanter and Clear Creek State Forests, the state fish hatchery and state game lands.


In-season hunting, fishing, hiking canoeing and kayaking, are all available from Kellettville. Visitors interested in wildlife viewing are likely to spot white-tailed deer, porcupine, wild turkey, osprey and opossum.

Driving directions to Kellettville Recreation Area

Address: 979 Kelletville Road Tionesta, Pennsylvania 16353 From Pittsburgh take I-79 North. Merge onto I-80 East exit 116a toward Clarion for 9.8 miles. Take the PA-8 exits 29 toward Barkeyville. Turn Left onto Pa-8/State Route 8 for 16.4 miles. Turn right on US-62 and follow US-62 for 34 miles. Turn right on Pa-666 for 10 miles. Then take left turn on to Branch Rd for .1 mi and take a left at campground entrance. From Warren travel US-62 south 30 miles turn left onto PA-666 for 10 miles. Then take left turn on to Branch Rd for .1 mi and take a left at campground entrance.

Location and contact info

Allegheny National Forest - North Country National Scenic Trail, PA 16353

For campground inquires, please call:814-755-3512

Kellettville Recreation Area details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 4:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 3:00 PM
  • Location rating: Good
  • Max num of people: 8
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Pets allowed
  • Site rating: Prime

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Amenities at Kellettville Recreation Area

  • RV Hookups

    Water hookup

  • supplies

    Fire pit

    Grills/Fire ring

    Picnic table


Activities at Kellettville Recreation Area



Scenic drive

Wildlife viewing



Horseback riding


Mountain biking



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