Youghiogheny Recreation Area

Youghiogheny River Lake

The Klondike Pavilion Shelter is located on the 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.

The Klondike Pavilion provides parking, grills, tables, electric, waste receptacles, and a buffet-style counter top. Another bonus to this pavilion is that it has a short walk to the two available restrooms. Along with the ammenties, it offers a handicap accessible path from the parking lot. The pavilion offers a short path to the beach area and boat launch while also providing a beautfiul view of the lake where you can see recreators and wildlife.

Need to Know

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, bear, turkey, grouse, rabbit and squirrel.

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 location 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.


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.

Contact Information


497 Flanigan Rd Confluence PA 15424

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 814-395-3242

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

When arriving at 497 Flanigan Rd Conflunce Pa, make a left. This will take you across the dam and you will have full view of the lake. Continue straight into the boaters parking lot. Take the third right and the pavilion can be seen from the lot.

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