2019 Bush Recreatiobn Area, Alexandria, PA

Bush Recreation Area is a small Corp park, nice and quiet.  It has a fair amount of tent and RV sites however, there are only a  few sites which are full service;  water, electric, and sewer.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

The large lake access includes a boat ramp and dock.  There is no marked beach although swimming is allowed.  Because of the dam run off, the water looks murky.  So the idea of swimming isn’t really appealing.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

While we there torrential rains caused the water level in the park to rise  significantly.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

When we arrived at the park the dock was actually right at the shore.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

A fair amount of debris that kept accumulating on shore.  The park workers did a fabulous job cleaning the waterfront up once the water receded.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

The water rose all the way to the first “parking” sign. This was a great way for us to see how the water rose each day.   Although the water did rise quite a bit, the park stayed open, as the entrance was not flooded, although the water did reach the edge of the entrance road.

There are no laundry facilities however, it is a short drive to town for the laundromat.

There was a small group shelter available for groups.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PAPets are allowed, as long as they are on a leash.

 

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Our dogs seem to enjoy camping as much as we do.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

We usually check out how  the dam was constructed at the Corp parks.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

There are so many beautiful parks throughout the U.S. that we have yet to visit any one of them more than once.  Several are on our list for return trips.  Bush Rec is a great place to unwind and relax.

Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA
Bush Recreation Area, Alexandria, PA

Enjoy your travels and be safe.

 

 

 

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