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Hinckston Run Reservoir Recreation
Opportunities / Recreation Areas / Rates and Fees / Maps & Directions / Future Plans

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Recreation Opportunities:

HR Rec Opps

Launching a Canoe at HinckstonRecreation Areas

The boat launch is located along Hinckston Run Road. Other activities may be found around the Reservoir area.

Construction of other amenities will occur as funding allows. CSA encourages local groups and organizations to assist efforts to maintain the recreation facilities. Interested groups should contact CSA.

Rates and Fees

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.  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 PA F&BC or PADCNR.

Maps & Directions

Skyview of Hinckston with marked routesDirections to the
Hinckston Run Reservoir boat launch
Please note posted speed limits!

From Johnstown, Somerset and points south:

  • Follow Route 219 North
  • Take Route 56 into Johnstown
  • Turn right onto Walnut St.
  • At the end of Walnut St. turn right onto Route 271 North
  • Take 271 North for 5 ¼ miles.
  • Turn left onto Hinckston Run Rd. near the village of Good’s Corner
  • Hinckston Run Road loops back to Route 271 (North of Good’s Corner)

From Blairsville, Ebensburg and points north:

  • Take Route 22 to Mundy’s Corner
  • Take Route 271 South 5 ¼ miles
  • Turn onto Hinckston Run Rd. near the village of Wesley Chapel
  • Follow Road to the Reservoir
  • Hinckston Run Road loops back to Route 271 (South of Wesley Chapel)

Click on the map for a larger, printable version)

Future Plans

Future plans at the Hinckston Run Reservoir include:

  • Continued operation of currect recreation activities
  • Continued availability of public boating and fishing
  • Construction of additional picnic tables and pavilions (as funding and resources permit)

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Date of Last Update:  May, 2018