Allegheny National Forest

Allegheny Reservoir--Kinzua Dam

Gamefish: walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, muskellunge, yellow perch, brown trout and white bass. The Pennsylvania state record walleye (17 lbs. 9 oz.) and northern pike (33 libs. 8 oz.) were taken from this reservoir. The New York State record for walleye and channel catfish were also caught in the New York portion of the reservoir.

Camping: Over 600 campsites around the reservoir, ranging from 4 highly developed campgrounds to 5 primitive boat-to/hike-to campgrounds. Call 1-877-444-6777 toll free for reserveable sites or visit

Map: Individual Recreation site maps (free), topo maps and hydrographic maps available for sale on line.

Comments: The reservoir is 12,080 acres within Pennsylvania and New York. It is 25 miles long with an average depth of 48 feet and a maximum of 132 feet. A Pennsylvania fishing license is required for the Pennsylvania portion, and a New York and Seneca Nation of Indian license is required for the New York portion of the reservoir. There is a no horsepower limit in the main part of the reservoir. Bays have either a no-wake or eight mph limit.

More Information: Contact Bradford Ranger District at (814) 362-4613, or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 814-726-0661.


State Route 59, State Route 321 and State Route 346 (via Willow Bay boat launch), Forest Road 262 (Long House Scenic Drive), and Scandia Road. There are seven developed launches and two undeveloped launch sites for small watercraft. Shoreline fishing is permitted along the ANF portion of the reservoir. Two fishing piers accessible for people with disabilities are located at Elijah and Webbs Ferry Boat launches.