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Upgrades Planned for Dewdrop Campground Facilities

Dewdrop Recreation Area within Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest features structures that are now over five decades old. Currently, Forest Service is planning to modernize the facilities within the area.

In a press release, the department announced that it reviewed public comments submitted through the 2021 Allegheny National Forest Recreation Site Analysis. It noted many comments requesting updated facilities and a desire for updated water utilities such as showers.

Dewdrop Campground, a major asset of the recreation area, has 74 family campsites, each containing a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad.

The southern loop holds sites 1-25 and a toilet building. The northern loop holds sites 26-74, two toilet buildings, a bathhouse, and a boat launch. The campground also has a fee station, an RV dump station, and one group site, which the concessionaire is currently using as a facilities maintenance yard.

Dewdrop Campground is connected to the Jakes Rocks Trail System and has become a very popular overnight accommodation for mountain bikers traversing the Jakes Rocks Extreme Mountain Biking Trails.

For now, the proposal includes updating or replacing four buildings and the boat launch. The restroom building near campsite 54 in the northern loop will also be updated to meet universal accessibility standards, replace fixtures, and other aesthetic updates.

Meanwhile, the current shower house building in the northern loop may be converted into a cabin or demolished. 

Forest Service is seeking public input until July 22. Comments may be emailed to [email protected].

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February 20, 2024 4:26 pm

This is fantastic news for visitors to the Dewdrop Recreation Area! The proposed upgrades, including updated restroom facilities and potential new recreational features, are sure to elevate the overall experience for campers and hikers. It’s inspiring to see these improvements being made based on public feedback, and I can’t wait to experience the improved facilities and trails in person.

Jeffrey Rivera
Jeffrey Rivera
March 19, 2024 5:39 pm

Campers! Exciting news – Dewdrop Campground is getting a makeover! Get ready for upgraded facilities, showers, and utilities, making your stay in Allegheny National Forest even better!

April 16, 2024 4:11 pm
Reply to  Jeffrey Rivera

Feeling the positivity in the air at Dewdrop Campground. With upgrades on the way, nature’s beauty here will be even more enjoyable. Let’s embrace the transformation together!


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