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Attention: The Tub Run Campground will be operated by Laurel Highlands Outdoor Center under the name Yough Lake Campground at Tub Run. For more information please visit www.laurelhighlands.com/yough-lake-campground-tub-run/ or call (800) 472-3846.


part ofYoughiogheny River Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Closed through Fri May 15 2015   Season Dates


Tub Run Recreation Area is located on Youghiogheny River Lake in the heart of the Laurel Highlands. The lake spans the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Clean waters, forested mountains and steep-sided valleys provide an unsurpassed setting for recreational opportunities.

Natural Features:

The country surrounding the lake is made up of narrow valleys and high rounded hills with steep slopes. Much of the land is covered with northern hardwoods including beech, Sugar maple, White ash, Yellow poplar and Basswood.

A variety of wildlife makes its home around Youghiogheny River Lake, including deer, turkey, grouse, rabbit and squirrel.


Camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking, biking, picnicking and sightseeing are the area's most popular activities. Boaters consider Youghiogheny River Lake, with its 16-mile length and channels up to one-half mile wide, the best powerboating and water skiing lake in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Youghiogheny Lake's outflow area is renowned for its excellent trout fishing and is stocked from April to September each year. A fishing pier is located in the campground.


This large campground contains a variety of sites, including walk-to tent sites and many standard sites with electric hookups. Flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station are provided. The park also offers an amphitheater and children's playground.

Nearby Attractions:

Some of Pennsylvania and Maryland's finest state parks surround Youghiogheny Lake. Ohiopyle State Park is known for some of the best whitewater in the East and is often the site of national kayaking competitions.

Cyclists enjoy the many miles of bike trails in the area. For the history buff, the area boasts many historical sites and parks. For sheer natural beauty, Youghiogheny Lake can't be beat.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Flush Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Bike Rentals
  • Firewood
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • First come, first served sites are available
  • Maximum of two tents or one tent and one trailer allowed per site
  • A fee of $3 per vehicle, per day will be charged to visitors
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.77083, -79.40194
39°46'15"N, 79°24'7"W

Route 281 South from points north: continue south through Confluence and over the Casselman & Youghiogheny Rivers. Go 4 miles, turn left on Tub Run Road. Go 1 mile to the campground.

Route 281 North from Route 40: continue north 3 miles toward Confluence. Turn right onto Tub Run Road. Go 1 mile to the campground.

Route 523 N from Route 40: Continue north 7 miles to Confluence. Turn left onto Route 281 South, over the Casselman & Youghiogheny Rivers. Go 4 miles, turn left on Tub Run Road. Go 1 mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

250 Tub Run Road

Phone Number:

Information:  (814)395-3242
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