Camping at the Quemahoning Reservoir

Quemahoning Reservoir

The Quemahoning Reservoir is a beautiful place.  In recent years, it has been opened to the public, featuring miles of undeveloped shore, clear water, and fine camping.  It is perfect for kayaking, since motorboats are not allowed.  The reservoir is big, covering over 900 acres.

During my paddling weekend a few weeks ago, I camped at the Quemahoning Family Recreation Area along the reservoir.  We got a site right next to the water.   The campground was nice, cheap, and featured warm showers.  It would make a fine home base to explore the Laurel Highlands or paddle the Stonycreek River.  Alcohol is not allowed.

The mirrored surface undulated with gentle ripples, reflecting muscular cumulus clouds.  In the morning, heavy mist draped over the lake and veiled the mountains.  We did not stay very long the next day, as we loaded our cars and headed down to the Casselman River.

Morning mist

More pictures.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s