Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania

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The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest located in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513175acre of land. Within the forest is Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to form Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest is located in Warren. The Allegheny National Forest has two ranger stations, one in Marienville, Forest County and the other in Bradford, McKean County.The Allegheny National Forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania's oil and gas region. It is only 40mi from the site of the first commercial oil well in the United States at Titusville, Pennsylvania. In 1981, about 17 percent of the state's total crude oil production came from mineral rights owned by private individuals within the Forest boundary.Oil and natural gas is being extracted from some parts of the forest.History before 1923Today the Allegheny Plateau is known for black cherry, maple and other hardwoods, but two hundred years ago these species were less numerous. Today's forest is largely the result of two things: the exploitation of timber at the turn of the 20th century and being managed by the Forest Service since 1923.
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  • September 17, 2017
    My family stayed in Oil City and drove about a half hour into Forest. The road was good and had views of the river. Some construction was going on but nothing bad. We only made one viewing stop (the s...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    This was our first visit to Allegheny National Forest. Terrible experience I must say. The website doesn't have the exact address for the site. No signs along the way and off course no GPS signals. We...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Stayed here for 2 nights on our way up to Niagara Falls. Stayed in a beautiful new camping cottage in red bridge campground, your own bathroom and shower! Double bed on bottom and loft slept our three...  more »
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  • May 24, 2017
    One of the most remote places I've been to for a long time. I attempted a 25 mile hike in the Tracy Ridge area, but it just was way too muddy to go all the way. The main trails definitely need a little TLC, but weren't too bad.
  • June 26, 2017
    Beautiful slopes and mountains of trees; interesting animals and hunting; Campfires and ax throwing -- in the middle of nowhere. Good old fashioned fun. Don't forget the banjo!
  • June 13, 2017
    Despite the fact that this land was violated years ago and apparently still getting beat up, thanks to the new gas boom, it is a true gem of an area. I love hiking around in the Hemlock Swamps and fishing the streams. Very lush and beautiful. PA is an awesome state.
  • June 6, 2017
    Some of the best rock formations in the region, and this is an active geocaching area. One can somewhat-organically find nice riverside campgrounds, along minister creek especially. The trails could be marked more consistently, though.
  • May 15, 2017
    Lots of nice campsites either next to the water or near the water. Fishing is good, mostly carp. There are black bears, so keep your food locked up.

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