The Allegheny offers a full range of year round outdoor recreation opportunities. Some of these include boating, fishing, water skiing, canoeing, camping, hiking and sightseeing.
The Allegheny has 17 developed campgrounds, some with electric hookups. There are no water or sewage hookups at individual sites. Five primitive campgrounds located on the shores of Allegheny Reservoir can be reached only by boat or hiking trails. Dispersed camping is allowed in most areas of the Allegheny.
Boating is a popular activity on the Allegheny National Forest. Boating and fishing opportunities exist on the Tionesta, Brokenstraw and Conewango Creeks; the Allegheny and Clarion Rivers, the Allegheny and Tionesta Reservoirs, Beaver Meadows Recreation Area, and Chapman State Park near Clarendon.
Hiking trails exist throughout the Forest. There are not any marked equestrian trails, but does allow horse use anywhere except in campgrounds, and on hiking and ski trails. The Forest has many closed and abandoned roads that can be connected for your own personalized trail ride. Most equestrian use on the Forest occurs in the Kellettville, Duhring and Scandia areas. Most trails including snowmobile trails, general open roads and gated roads are available for use by mountain bikers.