Twin Lakes Recreation Area

Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania

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So where’s the “twin” at Twin Lakes? It was never built. The existing lake was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936, but the money for its twin was diverted to create Loleta Recreation Area instead. Twin Lakes offers a little bit of everything and draws very big, consistent crowds as a result. It has a small spring-fed, trout-stocked lake that’s popular with families and is especially productive in spring. Mill Creek offers angling for native trout. You can also swim, play, and hike on the Twin Lakes and Black Cherry Trails. The latter is an interpretive walk offering forty educational displays along the way.
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by Bob Frye (Falcon Guides)

So where’s the “twin” at Twin Lakes? It was never built. The existing lake was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936, but the money for its twin was diverted to create Loleta Recreation Area instead.

Twin Lakes offers a little bit of everything and draws very big, consistent crowds as a result. It has a small spring-fed, trout-stocked lake that’s popular with families and is especially productive in spring. Mill Creek offers angling for native trout. You can also swim, play, and hike on the Twin Lakes and Black Cherry Trails. The latter is an interpretive walk offering forty educational displays along the way.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Allegheny National Forest
Campsites: 48
Season: Apr 15 to Dec 15; best access through Oct 20 (no winter maintenance)
Additional Use: Swimming, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: (814) 723-5150; www.fs.usda.gov/allegheny/
Fees per Night: $16-$20+
Facilities: Flush and rustic toilets, warm showers, water, electricity, sanitary dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, bathhouse, seasonal camp store
Driving Directions: Directions to Twin Lakes Recreation Area

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