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Wilmore Reservoir Recreation
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Recreation Opportunities

 Wil Rec Opportunities  

    Other Amenities:

  • Electricity at the picnic pavilions (Wilmore-South)
  • The composting toilets have been installed and are working properly (Wilmore-South and East)
  • Public access is available to Wilmore East Rec Area, where a pavilion and picnic tables are available
  • A swing set, monkey bars, and bouncy seats are available at the recreation area at the breast of the dam (Wilmore-South)

Recreation Areas
Wilmore Reservoir has two Recreation Areas: South, near the breast of the Reservoir, the most commonly used site; and East, a.k.a. Patrick's Road or the Stump Club Area. Both rec areas have composting toilets, access to hiking/biking trails, pavilions, and picnic tables.

Wimore Recreation Area Wilmore South, accessed via Law Road, also has a handicap-accessible fishing pier and boat launch, as well as adequate parking area.

  Wilmore East, accesssed via Patrick's Road, is closed at certain points along the access road when the weather is unfavorable.  Usually, this is from late November to mid-March.

  Additionally, a parking area is available at Wilmore North, located off of Spinner Road.  Walk-in only is available from the parking lot to the reservoir.


Rates and Fees
Currently, there are no charges for recreation at the Wilmore Reservoir.  Pavilions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you would like to reserve a pavilion, you may call the CSA office at (814) 532-8851 or (814) 532-8942.  There will be a $25 reservation fee.  Fee must be submitted at least 3 days prior to reservation date.  A "Release" will be required to be signed by the individual responsible for the reservation.  The "Release" may be printed from the CSA website and submitted to the CSA at:  Cambria Somerset Authority, Central Park Complex, 110 Franklin St., Suite 200, Johnstown, PA  15901.  

                                (Click here to view/print a "Release" form.)

Please be sure to be properly licensed by the appropriate State agencies when fishing, boating, and hunting. PA Fish & Boat and Game Commission Regulations do apply. All boats must possess a use permit issued by the PAF&BC or PADCNR.

Aerial Map of the Wilmore Reservoir with marked route

Maps & Directions

Directions to Wilmore South from Route 219:   

          Please note posted speed limits!

  • Take the exit for Route 53 (Portage/South Fork exit)
  • Turn right, following Route 53 East to Wilmore
  • Turn left at the stoplight onto Route 160 North
  • Turn Right onto Willow Beach Road
  • Turn Right onto Law Road
  • Follow this road to the Reservoir

(Click on the map for a larger, printable image)

Future Plans
Future Plans at the Wilmore Reservoir include:

  • Continued operation of the recreation areas
  • Continued availability of public boating and fishing


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