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.Put Allegheny National Forest on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Clarendon tourist route planner.
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The forest is beautiful, tranquil, magnificent, peaceful and deserted on the Thanksgiving Day weekend but BEWARE metal leg traps are allowed and can be found in campgrounds and trails. This was our fi... more »
This is truly a great place to visit. Do some research before you visit as some of the locations can be confusing. Park welcome center is full of information and there is a lot to do and see. Beautifu... more »
I'm sure glad I found this place . I did some hiking down below the rock face and saw some huge boulders and lots of emerald moss . I could have explored all day , if I had time . The view is incredib... more »
My girlfriend, our dog and I recently embarked on a 3 month road trip around the USA. Allegheny was a nice mid way point for us to camp one night on our way to the east coast from Chicago. We detoured off of I-80 at exit 62 and drove north about 30min to this Information center. We knew we would be arriving after it closed so we called ahead and the gentleman who answered kindly offered to leave us a map. We picked up the map and made our way to the Loleta Recreation Area campsites on Millstone creek (about a 10min drive from the station). If we had more time we would have spent another day or two exploring the forest trails.
My wife and I drove through quite a bit of the forest. We back packed and camped in the Tracy Ridge area. It was very nice. The talks are definitely not maintained very well.
I have never been here, but would love to go. But after reading some of the reviews about the drilling, I agree, it is unacceptable to allow drilling in a national forest. National forest are suppose to be protected! But that's Pennsylvania for ya.
Absolutely beautiful. Lots of talks to hike or ride on.
Great scenery, hiking and mountain bike trails are nice. For photographers there's many places to stop that will give you beautiful photos.
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