Loyalhanna Lake is located in the Laurel Highlands. This location provides picturesque views of the lake as well as opportunities for bird watching, boating, fishing, hunting and paddle sports.
The pavilions are provided with electric sources and large charcoal grills for cookouts.
Patrons of the pavilions will have access to flushing toilets and drinking water.
Pennsylvania state law requires children under 13 to wear a personal flotation device; all people on boats less than 16 feet in length and all canoes and kayaks must also wear a PFD. 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
For review of our Regulations under Title 36 click the link below:
The pavilions are 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 area 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.
440 Loyalhanna Dam Road
Saltsburgh, PA 15681