List of National Natural Landmarks in Pennsylvania

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From List of National Natural Landmarks, these are the National Natural Landmarks in Pennsylvania. There are 27 in total.

Name Image Date Location County Description
1 Bear Meadows Natural Area 2012-08-22 View of Bear Meadows in Pennsylvania in Rothrock State Forest from the Mid-State Trail to the northwest.jpg 1965 Four miles south of Boalsburg, within Rothrock State Forest 40°24′22″N 77°10′26″W / 40.406111°N 77.173889°W / 40.406111; -77.173889 (Bear Meadows Natural Area) Centre
2 Box Huckleberry Site April 1967 New Bloomfield 40°24′22″N 77°10′26″W / 40.406111°N 77.173889°W / 40.406111; -77.173889 (Box Huckleberry Site) Perry A 10-acre (4.0 ha) natural area which preserves a rare colony of box huckleberry over 1,000 years old. Part of Tuscarora State Forest.
3 Cook Forest Streamside.jpg November 1967 Clarion 41°19′25″N 79°09′50″W / 41.323611°N 79.163889°W / 41.323611; -79.163889 (Cook Forest) Clarion, Forest, Jefferson A 8,500-acre (3,440 ha) state park notable for its spectacular stands of old-growth Eastern White Pine and Eastern Hemlock, many from around 1644.
4 Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area 1973 Ohiopyle 39°52′03″N 79°29′54″W / 39.867555°N 79.498229°W / 39.867555; -79.498229 (Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area) Fayette Part of Ohiopyle State Park, this peninsula is formed by a meander in the Youghiogheny River. It is a good example of a late successional forests in the Allegheny Mountains
6 Florence Jones Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary 1973 Near Carlisle 40°16′0″N 77°16′0″W / 40.26667°N 77.26667°W / 40.26667; -77.26667 (Florence Jones Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary) Cumberland, Perry
7 Pine Creek Gorge CanyonPano.jpg 1968 Situated in approximately 160,000 acres (650 km²) of the Tioga State Forest, the Canyon begins south of Ansonia, near Wellsboro, along U.S. Route 6 and continues for approximately 47 miles (76 km) south. 41°16′18″N 77°19′37″W / 41.271667°N 77.326944°W / 41.271667; -77.326944 (Pine Creek Gorge) Tioga, Lycoming Known as the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania", a deep gorge carved by glacial meltwater. The maximum depth of the canyon is 1,450 feet (442 m) at Waterville, near the southern end. At Leonard Harrison and Colton Point State Parks, the depth is more than 800 feet and from rim to rim is approximately 4,000 feet (1200 m).
8 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary River of Rocks.jpg 1965 40°38′44″N 75°58′48″W / 40.645556°N 75.98°W / 40.645556; -75.98 (Hawk Mountain) Berks A privately owned sanctuary on an Appalachian ridge, known as an excellent vantage point for hawk migrations.
9 Hearts Content Scenic Area 1973[1] or 1977[2] 41°41′28″N 79°15′14″W / 41.691°N 79.254°W / 41.691; -79.254 (Hearts Content National Scenic Area) Warren
10 Hemlocks Natural Area 1972 Within Tuscarora State Forest 40°14′18″N 77°38′29″W / 40.238418°N 77.641379°W / 40.238418; -77.641379 (Hemlocks Natural Area) Perry
11 Hickory Run Boulder Field HickoryRunBoulderField2007.jpg 1967 Kidder and Penn Forest 41°02′10″N 75°41′02″W / 41.036111°N 75.683889°W / 41.036111; -75.683889 (Hickory Run State Park) Carbon
12 Lake Lacawac 1968 Near the southwestern portion of Lake Wallenpaupack 41°22′56″N 75°17′31″W / 41.382289°N 75.292078°W / 41.382289; -75.292078 (Lake Lacawac) Wayne
13 McConnells Mill State Park McConnells Mill State Park Hells Hollow Falls.jpg 1972 Perry and Slippery Rock Townships40°55′36″N 80°11′24″W / 40.926667°N 80.19°W / 40.926667; -80.19 (McConnells Mill State Park) Lawrence
14 Monroe Border Fault 1980 Near Riegelsville 40°34′47″N 75°11′51″W / 40.579756°N 75.197556°W / 40.579756; -75.197556 (Monroe Border Fault) Bucks
15 Nay Aug Park Gorge and Waterfall 1989 Scranton 41°24′05″N 75°38′34″W / 41.401389°N 75.642778°W / 41.401389; -75.642778 (Nay Aug Park Gorge and Waterfall) Lackawanna
16 Nottingham Park Serpentine Barrens January 2009 Nottingham 39°44′26″N 76°02′21″W / 39.740507°N 76.039112°W / 39.740507; -76.039112 (Nottingham County Park) Chester A 651-acre (263 ha) county park on one of the largest outcrops of serpentine in the eastern US, which creates a savanna-like habitat with a number of unusual flora.
17 Presque Isle Presque Isle Pennsylvania aerial view.jpg 1967 West of the city of Erie, in Millcreek Township 42°09′47″N 80°06′03″W / 42.163056°N 80.100833°W / 42.163056; -80.100833 (Presque Isle State Park) Erie
18 Reynolds Spring and Algerine Swamp Bogs 1974 Primarily within Tioga State Forest 41°33′03″N 77°29′51″W / 41.550902°N 77.497481°W / 41.550902; -77.497481 (Reynolds Spring and Algerine Swamp Bogs) Tioga, Lycoming
19 The Glens Natural Area Rglenn05.jpg 1968 Sugarloaf, Fairmount, Ross, Colley, and Davidson 41°19′34″N 76°16′46″W / 41.32611°N 76.27944°W / 41.32611; -76.27944 (Ricketts Glen State Park) Columbia, Sullivan, Luzerne
20 Snyder Middleswarth Natural Area SnyderMiddleswarth.jpg 1967 Within Bald Eagle State Forest in Spring Township 40°48′36″N 77°16′59″W / 40.81°N 77.283056°W / 40.81; -77.283056 (Snyder Middleswarth Natural Area) Snyder
21 Susquehanna Water Gaps 1968 About four miles south of Liverpool; about a mile south of Millersburg; south to Harrisburg40°31′15″N 76°58′44″W / 40.520918°N 76.978867°W / 40.520918; -76.978867 (Susquehanna Water Gaps) Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry Millions of years of erosive rock create impressive landforms of unique geologic heritage and outstanding natural beauty, as the Susquehanna River cuts through five ridges of the Appalachian Mountains north of Harrisburg.
22 Tamarack Swamp 1977 Warren County Warren
23 Tannersville Cranberry Bog SpruceAndTamarack.jpg 1974 Tannersville 41°2′24″N 75°18′21.6″W / 41.04000°N 75.306000°W / 41.04000; -75.306000 (Tannersville Cranberry Bog) Monroe
24 John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum TinicumNWR.jpg 1965 Located in Tinicum Township, the refuge is adjacent to the Philadelphia International Airport 39°53′09″N 75°15′44″W / 39.885866°N 75.262356°W / 39.885866; -75.262356 (John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum) Philadelphia, Delaware
25 Tionesta Scenic and Research Natural Areas Flickr - Nicholas T - Tionesta Research Natural Area (Revisited) (1).jpg 1973 Located approximately seven miles west of Kane41°38′42″N 78°56′28″W / 41.645°N 78.941°W / 41.645; -78.941 (Tionesta Scenic and Research Natural Areas) Warren, McKean
26 Titus and Wattsburg Bogs 1977 Approximately four miles to the southeast of Wattsburg41°56′36″N 79°45′47″W / 41.943388°N 79.763107°W / 41.943388; -79.763107 (Titus and Wattsburg Bogs) Erie
27 Wissahickon Valley MoranWissahockenCreek1865.jpg 1964 Located within Fairmount Park 40°00′58″N 75°12′21″W / 40.016056°N 75.205744°W / 40.016056; -75.205744 (Wissahickon Valley) Montgomery, Philadelphia Tributary of the Schuylkill River which it joins in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, near Germantown. Runs through Fort Washington State Park