A campground that has been closed for two years still ranks among the top 100 in the country in one website’s list.
TripleBlaze users rank the Beaver Meadows Recreation Area, near Marienville in the Allegheny National Forest, as the 78th best place to camp in the country. It’s the only Pennsylvania campground on the list.
Beaver Meadows features 38 campsites in two loops.The day use area, featuring a boat ramp, restrooms and trails, remains open.
Concessionaire Allegheny Site Management had managed the campground since 2006. When the concession permit expired in 2010, the Forest Service and AMS elected not to renew because of low use. Marienville District Ranger Rob Fallon closed the campground for the 2011 season to evaluate the future of the site.
According to recreation.gov, “Any proposal for the future of Beaver Meadows Campground would involve an opportunity for public input and include an environmental, social and economic analysis of the effects of the proposal and other alternatives suggested by the public. Any questions or comments regarding this closure should be directed to the Marienville Ranger District at (814) 927-5700.”
TripleBlaze says its rankings are based on an algorithm that accounts “for the average rating and number of reviews for a campground, the number of people who have camped or wish they could camp at that campground.”