Forest County, Pennsylvania

Forest County

Off the beaten path, in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest, lies a land without traffic lights and where the wildlife roam free. Expand your adventure to spectacular Forest County!

 

 

  • Allegheny National Forest

    Hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATVing. Family-fun outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and camping.

    Along with the rich variety of outdoor recreation, several camping opportunities are available including 600 campsites,...
  • Allegheny River - East Brady

    Pool 9 is the most upriver pool. 9 miles of deep water unlimited horsepower boating. Fish: walleye, musky, catfish, bass.
  • Allegheny River - Tionesta

    Nationally designated as a Wild & Scenic river offering many recreational opportunities including public access, boating, canoe & kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching and wilderness camping.
  • Allegheny River - West Hickory

    Wild & Scenic Class 1 river popular for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and spectacular scenery. Fish Species: walleye, musky, pike, bass, trout, and catfish.
  • Allegheny River Island Wilderness Area

    In 1984, Congress designated seven National Forest islands between Buckaloons Recreation Area and Tionesta as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System, to preserve vestiges of unique riverine forests. The islands are mostly vegetated with fine riverine forests of sycamore, silver maple, shagbark hickory and green ash. The Allegheny...
  • ANF Snowmobile Trails

    The ANF has over 300 miles of groomed and non-groomed snowmobile trails in interconnected loops. Trails can be accessed from many locations throughout the Forest. Maps are available online, at the Marienville Ranger Station, and at the Forest County Visitor Center.
  • Arrowhead Outdoors LLC

    For all your fishing, hunting, archery equipment and clothing needs to gain advantage on the hunting and fishing game. Located in the heart of Tionesta.
  • Buzzard Swamp Wildlife Viewing Area

    Most of the trails are not marked with diamonds, so watch the informational signs for directions. The skill level of the trails is easy and the terrain is relatively flat. Some of the trails are located within meadows with little protection from the sun and wind. Buzzard Swamp offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on the Forest....
  • Clarion River - Cook Forest

    Wild & Scenic Class 1 kayaking, tubing, canoeing, fishing, and views that features steep hills, mature trees, and diverse wildlife. See Clarion Water trail map.
  • Clarion River Trail

    A float down the Clarion River, 100 miles from Confluence of East and West Branch Clarion rivers to Parker Bridge, offers a unique visual experience with the river's diverse and mature vegetation, steep slopes, sinuous channel and varying water conditions. Meandering through a mostly undeveloped valley, the Clarion River Water Trail provides...
  • Cook Forest Ice Skating Pond

    Enjoy a scenic view of the Clarion River in its winter splendor. This lighted ice skating pond is maintained by the park office, has a parking area, shelter, fire ring, skate rental and a sledding hill just behind the pond. Visit http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/winter-report/index.htm??park=6202 for your winter weather report.
  • Cook Forest State Park

    The 8,500 acre park, once called the "Black Forest," is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest's "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River is along the eastern border of the park and is popular for canoeing and fishing. Call or go online for camping reservations. Tent...
  • Cornplanter State Forest

    Located in western Forest County near Tionesta, the Cornplanter State Forest consists of 1,256 acres. It is named in honor of Chief Cornplanter, a famous Native American Chief of the Seneca tribe instrumental in maintaining peace between the new American government and the League of the Iroquois between 1784 and 1812.
    The State Forest is only 10...
  • Eagle Rock Canoe and Kayak Rental

    Best location. Trips start and end here! We drive you and your gear up 5-45 miles. 1.5 hour to 5 day trips, many in between. Reservations recommended.

  • Flying W Ranch

    Scenic horseback rides through the Allegheny National Forest. Daily, weekend or weeklong vacations available. Professional rodeos held each year. Rt. 666, Kellettville, 12 mi. NE of Tionesta.
  • Hunter Station Golf Course & Lodge

    18-hole public golf course along Allegheny River. Overnight accommodations for golf, hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Restaurant & lounge. Route 62, 3 miles south of Tionesta.
  • Lakeshore Camping

    Open year round, weather permitting. 47 primitive minimum impact campsites. Boat access only from either Nebraska Bridge or Tionesta Dam boat launches. Water and restrooms available at the boat launch seasonally. Boat launching fee April through September at the Tionesta Dam launch site.
  • Lighthouse Island

    Located on the Allegheny River at Tionesta, this 22.5 acre island is privately owned but offers the public a boat launch, fishing pier, and a one-mile walk/bike trail. The centerpiece of the island is the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, built by a local resident as a family memorial and visitor attraction. The lighthouse is open for tours three...
  • Loleta Recreation Area

    Located within the 517,000 acre Allegheny National Forest, offering camp sites (reservations required), picnic area shelters, amphitheater, volleyball court, swimming beaches, bathhouse, trout fishing, canoeing and a three-mile hiking trail.
  • Longfellow Trail

    1.2-mile, moderate hiking

    About 60,000 people hike this trail each year. Many of the trees have been standing for well over 300 years, and some of the hemlocks are over 400 years old. This trail starts at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Center, passes the Memorial Fountain, goes through a large wind damaged area, then emerges into some...
  • Marienville ATV /Bike Trail

    A system of 37 miles of interconnecting trails traversing scenic, forested hills. The main trailhead is located off Route 66, approximately 10.5 miles north of Marienville. The trail is divided into a Bike Trail Area and an ATV Trail Area. The ATV trail is open to Class I and Class II ATVs, motorcycles, horses and mountain bikes. All ATV trails...
  • Minister Creek Recreation Area

    The Allegheny National Forest's smallest campground, offering 6 sites along Minister Creek. It's located on Rt. 666, 18 miles northeast of Tionesta. Each site contains a picnic table, fire ring, and tent pad. Vault toilets and hand pumps. Open all year. No reservations - the campsites are filled on a first come, first served basis. Fee payment...
  • Minister Creek Trail

    This 6.6 mile trail begins at the Minister Creek Campground and forms a loop through the Minister Creek Undeveloped Area north of SR 666. This trail offers challenges to a wide range of skill levels as it climbs to the plateau within the Minister Creek Undeveloped Area. The Minister Creek Trail joins the North Country National Scenic Trail along...
  • Pale Whale Canoe Fleet

    Pale Whale Canoe - canoe, tube and kayaks - convenient parking, changing rooms, cabins, gift shop and café. Cook Forest, River Road 1/4 mile from Clarion River bridge. (800) 680-0160
  • Pigeon Run Falls

    Waterfall is on Pigeon Run that runs into Spring Creek. Take Lamonaville Road in Marienville and follow it to the end. You will arrive at the bridge that crosses Spring Creek. The trail starts on the left just over this bridge on state game lands number 28 and travels onto the Allegheny National Forest. You will travel along with Spring Creek on...
  • Pine Crest

    100+ acres. Full hook-ups, water & electric or primitive camping. Shower house, dump station. Fully furnished non-smoking cabins. Fireplaces, covered porch. Horse stables, deep forest trail rides, pony rides, canoes, tubes, mini-golf, go-carts, bumper boats, & slick-track. Pavilion with recreation area available. Open seasonally.
  • Seneca Point Overlook

    Located in Cook Forest State Park near old firetower #9 features a breathtaking view from more than 80 feet above the Clarion River.
  • Sharon's Horse Heaven Cabin and Camping

    Fabulous trail-riding vacation for you and your horse. Two bedroom cabin and camping. Ride from the farm or trailer to nearby trail system.
  • Spring Creek Horse Trail

    There's a new horse trail in town! The Allegheny National Forest has a new 40-mile equestrian trail inviting you to come explore horseback!

    The Allegheny National Forest has something new to share with equine enthusiasts! Starting at the Kelly Pines Campground off PA Route 66 in Marienville, the new Spring Creek Trail traverses almost 40 miles...
  • Timberline ATV Trail

    This 38 mile trail is open to Class I and II ATVs, trailbikes, snowmobiles, horses and mountain bikes. This trail is rated as EASIEST and is best suited to ATVs. During the winter season, this trail provides snowmobile access from the south and southeast to the Allegheny Snowmobile Loop system. Because of concurrent use of ATVs and snowmobiles,...
  • Tionesta Lake

    Power boating, water-skiing, fishing and canoeing. Six-mile long lake formed by the Tionesta Dam. 3,000+ acres are available for hiking, wildlife watching, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, boat access only camping and two drive-to campgrounds at the Dam's outflow area.

  • Tobecco Trail

    8 mile hiking trail along the Wild and Scenic Clarion River linking Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Parks with scenic overlooks and vistas.
  • Tour-de- Forest

    ATV leisure ride through the Allegheny National Forest on designated forest roads and trails that are not usually open to ATV traffic. Very low difficulty. Riders of all ages & experience. Spring ride each May. Fall ride each October. Route opens at 8 a.m. Benefits Marienville Volunteer Fire Co., Inc.

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