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.