The Bush Recreation Area is located next to the scenic Loyalhanna Lake. This location provides picturesque views of the lake as well as opportunities for bird watching, boating, fishing, hunting and paddle sports.
This campground has a variety of sites available from full RV hookup to primitive tent camp sites. Picnic tables and campfire grill rings are equipped at every campsite.
Patrons at the campground will have access to flushing toilets, drinking water, showers and a dump station.
Off-road vehicles are not permitted, including dirt bikes, ATVs, etc.
Horseback riding is prohibited.
For more information about Loyalhanna Lake please call (724) 639-9013 or contact us at our Facebook page
Be aware that the campground and boat launch can be closed due to a high water event.
vessels under 16 Ft., canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards are required to wear there life jackets at all times.
Dogs are required to be on a leash no more than 6 feet at all times.
All Drone use is prohibited on property.
Pennsylvania state law requires children under 13 to wear a personal flotation device (PFD); all people on boats less than 16 feet in length and all canoes and kayaks must also wear a PFD.
For review of our Regulations under Title 36 click the link below:
Camping at one or more campsites at any one water resource project for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive-day period is prohibited without the written permission of the District Commander.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
If you have any questions about the rules and regulations for the Loyalhanna Lake Recreation Areas please call the Ranger Station, 724-639-9013.
The campground is located in a beautiful valley overlooking Loyalhanna Lake. Among terrain characterized by its diversity, visitors will discover rolling foothills of the Laurel Highlands, from which the headwaters of the Loyalhanna Creek flow.
The West Penn Trail offers excellent hiking and biking opportunities within a short 10 minute drive. Additionally the site of Loyalhanna dam provides interpretive displays of the dam as well as a great scenic view.
The Bush Recreation Area offers boating with unlimited horse power. Visitors to the area can kayak or canoe the lake as well, and take advantage of kayak rentals located in the Bush Recreation Area.
The Loyalhanna Lake offers great fishing opportunities, with multiple bass tournaments each year. This lake also has some of the best channel catfishing in Pennsylvania, with multiple fish stockings each year. If you like fishing from shore there are plenty of opportunities to fish both moving and still waters.
Those that like to go bike riding can find the West Penn Trail located at our sister project just 10 minutes away.
440 Loyalhanna Dam Road Saltsburg PA 15681-2206
For campground inquiries, please call: 724-639-9013
From Pittsburgh, take I-376 E (12.1 miles) keep left and continue onto US-22 E. Make a left at PA-981 N located in New Alexandria, PA near the Sheets gas station. Make a left onto Bush Road, passing Mannitto Golf Course, make another left into the Bush Recreation Area.
200 Boat Dock Road
New Alexandria PA, 15670