List of Pennsylvania state forest wild areas

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There are 16 Wild Areas in the Pennsylvania state forests.[1] There is also one proposed wild area: M. K. Goddard Wild Area in Sproul State Forest in Clinton County, named for Maurice K. Goddard.[2]

Wild Area Name   State forest County or Counties   Area in acres (ha)   Date
founded
  
Remarks  
Algerine Wild Area Tiadaghton Lycoming 3,700 acres (1,497 ha)  ? Borders the Algerine Swamp Natural Area and crossed by the Black Forest Trail[3]
Asaph Wild Area Tioga Tioga 2,070 acres (838 ha)  ? Located at the north end of the Pine Creek Gorge[4]
Burns Run Wild Area Sproul Clinton 2,408.33 acres (974.62 ha)[5]  ? The Chuck Keiper Trail crosses this wild area[2][6][7]
Clear Shade Wild Area Gallitzin Somerset 2,791 acres (1,129 ha)  ? [8]
Hammersley Wild Area Susquehannock Clinton and Potter 30,253 acres (12,243 ha) 2004 Largest area without a road in Pennsylvania[9]
Kettle Creek Wild Area Loyalsock Sullivan 1,791.81 acres (725.12 ha)[10]  ? Surrounds the Kettle Creek Gorge Natural Area[11][12]
Russell P. Letterman Wild Area Sproul Clinton 4,849.94 acres (1,962.70 ha)[5]  ? The Chuck Keiper Trail crosses this wild area, which used to be named Fish Dam Wild Area[2][6][7]
Martin Hill Wild Area Buchanan Bedford 11,500 acres (4,654 ha)  ? Home to bobcat, black bear, and rattlesnakes[13]
McIntyre Wild Area Loyalsock Lycoming 7,500 acres (3,035 ha)  ? Has the remnants of a ghost town[14]
Quebec Run Wild Area Forbes Fayette 7,441 acres (3,011 ha) 2004 One of the two newest wild areas in Pennsylvania[9][15]
Quehanna Wild Area Elk and Moshannon Cameron, Clearfield, and Elk 48,186 acres (19,500 ha) 1966 Largest wild area in Pennsylvania[16][17]
Thickhead Mountain Wild Area Rothrock Centre and Huntingdon 4,886 acres (1,977 ha)  ? Completely surrounds the Detweiler Run and Bear Meadows Natural Areas[18]
Trough Creek Wild Area Rothrock Huntingdon 1,703 acres (689 ha)  ? Above Raystown Lake[18]
Tuscarora Wild Area Tuscarora Juniata and Perry 5,382 acres (2,178 ha)  ? Forest last cut between 1902 and 1917[19]
White Mountain Wild Area Bald Eagle Mifflin and Union 3,581 acres (1,449 ha)  ? Can only be accessed off the Mid State Trail[20]
Wolf Run Wild Area Tiadaghton Lycoming 6,900 acres (2,792 ha)  ? Crossed by the Golden Eagle Trail[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klyza, Christopher McGrory (2001). Wilderness comes home: rewilding the Northeast. Hanover, New Hampshire: Middlebury College Press / University Press of New England. p. 86. ISBN 1-58465-101-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Sproul State Forest (Map). 1 inch = 2 miles. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/maps/fd10_map.pdf. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ a b "Natural & Wild Areas near the Tiadaghton State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  4. ^ "Natural & Wild Areas near the Tioga State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  5. ^ a b "Site #30-Southern Sproul State Forest". Pennsylvania Audubon Society. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Proposed Natural/Old-growth Area, Sproul State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.  Note: This refers to Russell P. Letterman Wild Area by its former name, Fish Dam Wild Area
  7. ^ a b "Pennsylvania Wilds: Chuck Keiper Trail". Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-03-01.  Note: This mistakenly calls Burns Run Wild Area "Burns Wild Area" and refers to Russell P. Letterman Wild Area by its former name, Fish Dam Wild Area.
  8. ^ "John P. Saylor Trail". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. 
  9. ^ a b "The Resource: Hammersley Wild Area becomes official". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. January 2004. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  10. ^ "Site #42-Wyoming State Forest & World's End State Park". Pennsylvania Audubon Society. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  11. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Loyalsock State Forest (Map). 1 inch = 2 miles. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/maps/fd20_map.pdf. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  12. ^ Thornbloom, Gary. "Kettle Creek Natural and Wild Areas via the Loyalsock Trail". Pennsylvania Sierra Club. 
  13. ^ "Natural & Wild Areas near Buchanan State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  14. ^ "Natural & Wild Areas near Loyalsock State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  15. ^ "Quebec Run Wild Area". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  16. ^ "Quehanna Wild Area, Wykoff Run Natural Area". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  17. ^ "Natural & Wild Areas near the Elk State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  18. ^ a b "Natural & Wild Areas near the Rothrock State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  19. ^ "Natural & Wild Areas near the Tuscarora State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  20. ^ "Natural and Wild Areas of the Bald Eagle State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 

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