Twin Lakes Recreation Area

Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania 17735

Twin Lakes Recreation Area

Twin Lakes Recreation Area Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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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Trail Information

Allegheny National Forest
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Apr 15 to Dec 15; best access through Oct 20 (no winter maintenance)
Swimming, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Flush and rustic toilets, warm showers, water, electricity, sanitary dump station, picnic tables, fire rings, bathhouse, seasonal camp store

Activity Feed

Dec 2018