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About the Campground

The Outflow Camping Area is located on Youghiogheny River Lake. The lake lies in the heart of the Laurel Highlands and spans the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland. Clean waters, forested mountains, and steep-sided valleys provide an unsurpassed setting for recreation opportunities, such as camping, fishing, boating, hiking, water-skiing, biking, picnicking, sightseeing, and more. Youghiogheny Lake's outflow area is renowned for its excellent trout fishing and is stocked from April-September each year. Nearby attractions include some of Pennsylvania and Maryland's finest state parks. Ohiopyle State Park, PA, is especially known for some of the best whitewater in the East, and is often the scene of national kayaking competitions. Cyclists will enjoy the many miles of bike trails in the area. For the history buff, the area abounds in historical sites and parks. For sheer natural beauty, Youghiogheny Lake can't be beat. Summer temperatures usually range from the 50s to the 80s.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Bike Trail
  • Biking
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing Pier
  • Flush Toilet
  • Hiking
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Water Faucets
Within 10 Miles
  • Firewood
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Gasoline
  • Grocery
  • Laundry
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Restaurants


Peak Season
May 14 2010 -
Sep 11 2010
Peak Season
May 13 2011 -
Sep 10 2011

Alerts and Important Information Outflow Camping will be opening on May 21, 2010 for their 2010 Camping Season. Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. No Alcohol. Release warning siren from hydropower plant will be heard. Campground operates under self-registration with reduced facilities before and after the summer recreation season. Call the project office for further information. Maximum 2 tents or 1 tent and 1 trailer allowed per site. All equipment/vehicles must fit on site pad. This is the Outflow Campground at Youghiogheny Lake, often confused with the Tionesta Rec Area Campground at the Outflow at Tionesta Lake, PA. This campground has first-come, first-serve sites available.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 17 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Outflow Camping
Campground Phone: 814-395-3242
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Location: Confluence (near Greensburg), PA
Phone: 814-395-3242

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More About Outflow Camping Campground

Outflow Camping is a campground located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -79.36694 latitude, and -79.36694 longitude into your GPS device.

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