Visit Allegheny National Forest

Looking for the perfect destination for some outdoor fun on your next road trip through Pennsylvania? Load the family up in your car, and head to Allegheny National Forest for a day (or more) filled with incomparable natural beauty and plenty of activities to keep the family happy and occupied for hours.


Location


You can find Alleghany National Forest in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Because of its size, the forest has been segmented into two ranger districts with their own ranger stations: the more northern portion is referred to as Bradford (McKean County), and the southern part of the forest is known as Marienville (Forest County).


As Pennsylvania's only national forest, Allegheny provides a unique opportunity for travelling families to explore the gorgeous scenery the Keystone State has to offer. Here are just a few of the many activities you'll be able to enjoy when you visit Allegheny National Forest.


Activities


Scenic Drives


Enjoy the natural beauty of Allegheny National Forest as you travel through the scenic Dewdrop Recreation Area, Jakes Rock Overlook, and Rimrock Overlook. This is a great way to spend quality time with the family and get a full view of the forest's natural beauty.


Camping


There are plenty of options for families who wish to spend more than just a day in this gorgeous forest. Cabin rentals, traditional campsites, and more rustic, dispersed campsites are also available.


Fishing


Any anglers in the family will fall in love with the variety of fishing options available at Allegheny National Forest. From snagging small brook trout, to trophy fishing for walleye and musky in Allegheny Reservoir, the forest has something for fishermen of any skill level.