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

The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is Pennsylvania’s only National Forest. The 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.


Recent News


ANF Seeking Applications For Recreation Area Concession Special Use Permit(s)

The Allegheny National Forest has issued a prospectus to solicit applications for a concession campground special-use permit(s) to provide operation and maintenance for 20 government-owned recreation facilities across the forest.

Plant a Tree Program

The Plant a Tree Program is a great way to honor a loved one by purchasing trees for a national forest.

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ANF Employees involved in American Chestnut Planting Project

ANF employees spent a couple of days in May 2016 to plant chestnuts on the forest.

New Signage Coming to ATV Trails

Mile marker signs are changing! The Timberline ATV trail is the first to see the new changes. Look for new signage on all the other ATV trails in the next few years.