Route 53 between Cresson and Ashville is under construction;  so the following two sentences don't work.   From Route 22, exit at Cresson and go north on Route 53 for 9.5 miles to Ashville.  There, Route 53 makes a little zigzag, right and then left.  Instead, take the Gallitzin exit from Route 22 (several miles further east) and head north through Tunnel Hill and Coupon.  This road eventually meets Route 36; turn left there and follow it a couple miles to Ashville where you can get on Route 53 north.  This detour is well marked on the roads.  Continue on Route 53 for 8 more miles to the tiny village of Frugality (only two houses).  Turn left onto State Park Drive; there is a park sign to guide you.  Go 2.5 miles on State Park Drive and turn right on Buck Rd toward Muskrat Beach.  Go 1.5 miles on Buck Rd to the Beach 3 parking area.  We will be at pavilion #3 in the middle of the parking area.

Alternate route from Route 22:  exit onto Route 219 just west of Ebensburg.  Follow 219 for 11 miles to Carrolltown.  At the first traffic light, turn right onto Carroll St; this becomes Carroll Rd and then Mellon Ave and  finally 5th Ave as to goes to Patton - a distance of about 4.4 miles.  At the first traffic light, turn right onto Mcgee Ave which becomes Route 36 and follow it about 0.6 miles.  Then, bear left onto Glendale Lake Rd (there is a sign there for Prince Gallitzin) and follow it for about 3.1 miles; then turn left on to Marina Rd (also called State Park Drive).  Follow that for 3.1 miles and turn left at Buck Rd (toward Muskrat Beach).  There you will see red and white orienteering signs directing you to the Beach 3 parking area.  We will be at pavilion #3 in the middle of the parking area.