Mahoning Creek Lake–Milton Loop Campground

Dayton, Pennsylvania

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This lake, located among steep- sided, wooded hills, is a favorite of paddlers and other small boat owners because it restricts boats to no more than 10 horsepower. The various bays, inlets, and other nooks and crannies upstream and down of the campground offer some spectacular scenery, especially when the hills are ablaze in fall color, and are tranquil and fun to explore. Paddling here is more comparable to floating a wide, lazy river—which of course it is—than paddling a big lake. The fishing is pretty good too, especially for bass, walleyes, channel catfish, panfish, and northern pike. The outflow area has a fishing pier for those with special needs. If you want to hike, a portion of the 141-mile Baker Trail passes through the campground. There’s also a wildlife area nearby.
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by Bob Frye (Falcon Guides)

This lake, located among steep- sided, wooded hills, is a favorite of paddlers and other small boat owners because it restricts boats to no more than 10 horsepower. The various bays, inlets, and other nooks and crannies upstream and down of the campground offer some spectacular scenery, especially when the hills are ablaze in fall color, and are tranquil and fun to explore.

Paddling here is more comparable to floating a wide, lazy river—which of course it is—than paddling a big lake. The fishing is pretty good too, especially for bass, walleyes, channel catfish, panfish, and northern pike. The outflow area has a fishing pier for those with special needs. If you want to hike, a portion of the 141-mile Baker Trail passes through the campground. There’s also a wildlife area nearby.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Dayton
Campsites: 52
Season: Apr through Oct
Additional Use: Boat Launch, Boating, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: (814) 257-8811; www.lrp.usace.army.mil/rec/lakes/mahoning.htm For reservations call toll-free (877) 444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov
Fees per Night: $16-$20+
Facilities: Flush toilets, warm showers, water, electricity, sanitary dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, boat launch, playground
Driving Directions: Directions to Mahoning Creek Lake–Milton Loop Campground

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