Allegheny National Forest, Clarendon

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The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The forest covers 513,175 acres (801.8 sq mi; 2,076.7 km2) 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 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 40 miles (64 km) 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 crude oil production came from mineral rights owned by private individuals within the Forest boundary.
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  • beautiful place and a great state park lots of trails too weather was perfect in august lots of forest to see 
    beautiful place and a great state park lots of trails too weather was perfect in august lots of forest to see  more »
  • We had a ton of fun! While it was rainy most of the day, it didn’t stop us from exploring! My grandkids, son, and husband had a lot of fun! We will be back! Very scenic. 
    We had a ton of fun! While it was rainy most of the day, it didn’t stop us from exploring! My grandkids, son, and husband had a lot of fun! We will be back! Very scenic.  more »
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  • All of Allegheny is so beautiful. There are so many places to camp in a tent for free and just unplug and enjoy all this forest has to offer including Jayke’s rocks, devils run, Watkins glen, and all the waterfalls you will discover !!
  • No complaints here from an avid hiker and naturalist. There are miles upon miles of hiking trails, ATV trails and dirt roads. This is an outdoor lover's mecca. Fresh, cool air. Lakes, rivers streams and endless wetlands. An excellent place for birding and butterflies with some species being very rare. If you want solitude you can find it and if you want social camping experiences you can find that too. There are so many places of interest within this gigantic area in multiple counties that you could easily spend a week and not see them all. My favorite locales are in Forest and Elk counties, but most of those I talk to like McKean and Warren counties the best. Truly a well respected gem here in our beautiful state. On a side note. The county seat of Forest County, Marienville has a bigfoot festival in early June if that's something you're into. It was fun and interesting!

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