ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST
The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres 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. The majestic Allegheny National Forest (ANF), offers four seasons of outdoor recreation including camping, fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, cycling, birding, snowmobiling and ATV Trails. Located within northwestern Pennsylvania, it is a convenient drive for more than one-third of the nation’s population.
“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”
– G.K. Chesterton
THE FOREST LODGE AND CAMPGROUNDS
The Forest Lodge & Campground is located on a mountain plateau, 6 miles north of Marienville, PA on Route 66 in the midst of the mountains, valleys, forest and meadows of the 550,000 acre Allegheny National Forest. They are conveniently close to Cook Forest where you can hike, bike, canoe, fish, ride horse trails or hunt. The property has direct access to ATV and snowmobile trails. The area also has a wine trail, brewery and distillery where you can explore the area as you sample.
WHISPERING WINDS CAMPGROUND AND CABINS
Whispering Winds offers family camping in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest. Gather up your family and friends and enjoy the beautiful mountain views of the great outdoors. Kick back and relax to the tranquil sounds of the babbling brook and the trees rustling in the wind or go exploring many of the attractions and activities in the Allegheny National Forest.
HIGH PINES RV PARK
The park is near Lantz Corners and borders the Allegheny National Forest. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the park, complete with hiking, fishing, hunting, swimming, and boating close by. The well groomed RV Park features sites that are all level and grassy. There are both shady and open, sunny sites to choose from. All year long, they work to provide a clean, relaxed atmosphere for everyone to enjoy while camping.