Wykoff Run Natural Area

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Coordinates: 41°13′58″N 78°11′44″W / 41.23278°N 78.19556°W / 41.23278; -78.19556
Wykoff Run Natural Area
Pennsylvania State Forest Natural Area
A road covered with green moss surrounded by trees
The road to the jet engine test cell through the natural area is overgrown now
Named for: Wykoff Run
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Cameron
Township Gibson
Elevation 2,024 ft (617 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°13′58″N 78°11′44″W / 41.23278°N 78.19556°W / 41.23278; -78.19556
Area 1,215 acres (492 ha)
Founded 1965
Management Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
IUCN category Ia - Strict Nature Reserve
A large nearly circular area in ivory is surrounded by pale green, with a small red octagon off-center and three long yellow rectangles at left.
Map of Wykoff Run Natural Area (bright green) in the center of Quehanna Wild area (ivory), state forests (green), state game lands (yellow), and private land (brown)
A map of the state of Pennsylvania with a red dot in the north-central part
Location of Wykoff Run Natural Area in Pennsylvania
Website: Wykoff Run Natural Area

Wykoff Run Natural Area is a state forest natural area in the Elk State Forest in Gibson Township, Cameron County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The 1,215-acre (492 ha) natural area is in the center of Quehanna Wild Area. It was once home to two jet engine testing cells, when the area was a research facility for Curtiss-Wright Corporation from 1955 to 1960.[2][3][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Wykoff Run State Forest Natural Area"". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. October 1, 1989. Retrieved July 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Elk Scenic Drive: An Adventure in 23 Chapters" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved March 16, 2010.  Note: this includes four chapters on sites within the Quehanna Wild Area, Marion Brooks Natural Area (3), Beaver Run Dam Wildlife Viewing Area (4), Hoover Farm Wildlife Viewing Area (5), and Wykoff Run Natural Area (6).
  3. ^ "Quehanna Wild Area, Wykoff Run Natural Area". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved March 16, 2010.