Allegheny National Recreation Area

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Allegheny National Recreation Area
Allegheny Reservoir Pennsylvania.jpg
Allegheny Reservoir
Map showing the location of Allegheny National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Allegheny National Recreation Area
Map of the United States
LocationWarren County and McKean County Pennsylvania, United States
Nearest cityWarren, Pennsylvania
Coordinates41°40′N 79°02′W / 41.66°N 79.03°W / 41.66; -79.03Coordinates: 41°40′N 79°02′W / 41.66°N 79.03°W / 41.66; -79.03
Area20,152 acres (81.55 km2)
Governing bodyUnited States Forest Service

The Allegheny National Recreation Area is a National Recreation Area of the United States, located on the Allegheny Plateau in northwestern Pennsylvania. It is administered by the United States Forest Service as part of the Allegheny National Forest.


The recreation area consists of 23,100 acres (93 km2) on three separate parcels of land within the forest. It was established under the Pennsylvania Wilderness Act of 1984, by Congressman Bill Clinger, Senator Arlen Specter, and Senator John Heinz.

The national recreation area is divided into two units, one around Allegheny Reservoir upstream from Kinzua Dam, and another to the south of Warren on the west bank of the Allegheny River.[1]

Allegheny National Recreation Area was established by the 1984 Pennsylvania Wilderness Act, Public Law 98-585.[2]


  1. ^ "Special Places". Allegheny National Forest. U.S. Forest Service.
  2. ^ "Public Law 98-585" (PDF). Government Printing Office. Retrieved 27 April 2012.