The Allegheny National Forest is located in the north western part of Pennsylvania.
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Allegheny National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest (ANF), Pennsylvania’s only National Forest, is approximately 517,000 acres and includes land in Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren counties in the northwestern corner of the State. About 463,000 acres are forested, 42,000 acres are non-forest, and 11,000 acres are covered by water (primarily the Allegheny Reservoir). The ANF is administratively divided into two Ranger Districts:  Bradford and Marienville.

The Forest Service brought new concepts in forest management to the Allegheny Plateau -- multiple benefits and sustainability. The Organic Act of 1897 introduced the National Forest mission: to improve the forest, provide favorable conditions for water flows, and furnish a continuous supply of wood to meet people's needs. On these lands, seedlings for tomorrow's forest are the focus of forest management activities. Watersheds are managed to ensure clear water for fisheries like trout and clean drinking water for all.



Allegheny National Forest Roads Open for Hunting Season

Forest Service roads on the allegheny National Forest (NF) will be open for hunter access from September 27, 2014, through January 15, 2015. Note: ONLY main roads are open; side roads are closed to vehicle traffic. Roads may be closed at any time due to bad weather or poor or unsafe conditions.

According to Acting Forest Supervisor Robert Lueckel, "Each fall we open roads that are normally gated, offering hunters greater preseasn scouting and hunting opportunities."

Spring Creek Horse Trail Update

The following sections of the Spring Creek Horse Trail are temporarily closed:

Trail #3 of the Spring Creek Horse Trail, located near Kelly Pines in Forest County, will be closed to horse use beginning immediately until the spring of 2015. The trail is closed due to recent construction and soft tread surface.  Trail #3 is approximately 2 miles in length.

Due to hunting season, recreational riding will not be permitted on the section of Spring Creek Horse Trial #21, which is on State Game Lands No. 28, Monday through Saturday from September 27, 2014, through January 17, 2015. During this time period, riders lawfully participating in hunting, trapping, or fishing on State Game Lands No. 28 are permitted on the trail.

Riders are still permitted on the segment of trail #21 located on the National Forest and are advised to wear fluorescent clothing during hunting season.

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Timberline and Marienville ATV Trails Scheduled to Open for Fall Colors

The Marienville ATV and Timberline trails will open at noon on October 10 and remain open until 5:00 p.m. on October 13. All other ATV trails will remain closed on this weekend.

Reward Offered

A reward of up to $500 for credible information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for. . .