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Recreation Opportunities

The Quemahoning Family Recreation Area (QFRA)

Established in 2004 through a joint venture of the Cambria Somerset Authority (CSA) and Summer’s Best Two Weeks (SB2W).

For a fee, visitors to the QFRA are able to enjoy pavilions; boat/canoe/kayak launch (electric operated boats only); picnic tables; fire rings/grilles; children’s playground; tent, RV, and group camping sites; rustic cabins; restrooms and shower facilities; swim beach; and basketball, softball, and soccer facilities.  The QFRA is managed by Summer’s Best Two Weeks (SB2W).   For reservations, inquiries, or more information about the park, contact SB2W:

For reservations, inquiries, or more info contact below.

Phone: (814) 233-9512
Web: http://www.quefamilyrec.com/

See Amenities Chart

Rates and Fees

Use Passes:

Annual Pass (inc. trailers):  $75
Annual Sr. Pass (60+):  $55
Day Pass:  $5
Day Pass (with trailer):  $10

Birdman Road Boat launch: must have Annual Pass or Day Pass from SB2W.

Tent Campsites

Individual Sites: $15/night
Large Group Sites (40 max): $50/night

RV Campsites

All: $25/night

Rustic Cabins

Weekend: $40/night
Weeknight: $25/night

Pavilions

Large: $125
Mid-Size (1/2 of Large): $75
Small: $25*

 

Policies:

  1. Weekend rate applies to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
  2. Garbage pickup included with Large & Medium Pavilion Rentals.
  3. Garbage pickup $5 for Small Pavilion Rental (Optional).
  4. Policy for campground reservation cancellations and changes:
    Cancellations on confirmed reservations need to be made by phone.  Campers who call to cancel by 5:00 p.m. 7 days prior to their scheduled arrival date will only lose $10. If you call to cancel 6 days or less prior to your arrival date, you will get no refund. Changes for confirmed reservations need to be made by phone.  Acceptable changes include requesting a change in site number or adding nights to your stay. If you request to change the date of your reservation 6 days or less prior to your confirmed arrival date, it will be considered a cancellation and you will get no refund.  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 PA F&BC or PA DCNR.

Birdman Road Boat Launch

Map and Directions

From the East

  • Take Pennsylvania Turnpike (76) to the Somerset Exit #110 (former Exit # 10)
  • Take Route 601 North to its junction with Route 219
  • Go North on Route 219 to the Jennerstown/Rt. 30 Exit
  • Take a Left onto Route 30 for .25 miles
  • Right on Main St. and take immediate Right on Alwine
  • Go .8 miles until a T intersection
  • Go RIGHT on Green Bridge Rd. for 1.5 miles
  • Turn LEFT on Quemahoning Dam Rd. and cross bridge
  • At stop sign, turn RIGHT and continue for about 2 miles
  • The entrance to the recreation area is on your RIGHT!

From the West

  • Take Route 30 East through Ligonier and Jennerstown
  • Left on Main St. and take immediate Right on Alwine.
  • Go .8 miles until a T intersection
  • Go RIGHT on Green Bridge Rd. for 1.5 miles
  • Turn LEFT on Quemahoning Dam Rd. and cross bridge
  • At stop sign, turn RIGHT and continue for about 2 miles
  • The entrance to the recreation area is on your RIGHT!

Future Plans and Additional

Future plans at the Quemahoning Reservoir include:

Continued operation of the QFRA.
Continued availability of public boating and fishing.
Construction of additional rustic cabins.

Additional Info:

CSA also developed Wildlife Habitat Food Plots and a Chestnut Orchard in 2009 and installed a whitewater release valve at the Que.   For more information about projects click here.

In the Spring of 2011, CSA opened a historical display of a Venturi meter and a mini museum to display artifacts and photos.

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