|Kinzua means Fishing
|Drive-in fishing. Lots
of parking right next to the
fishing pier at the Kinzua
Dam where you can catch
trout standing right here. Take
Hemlock Road from Warren's
east side at the old Allegheny
Hotel. Tailwaters of the Dam
seen here make for the best
fishing anywhere. This photo
shows the pier under
construction a few years ago.
It now has substantial guide
rails installed and clean
outdoor toilets making this a
popular destination for
families and the handicapped.
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|SUMMER STARTS AT KINZUA !!
Memorial Day Bash
Sunday, May 27
Kinzua Beach ON Route 59
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Family activities FOOD Music DISPLAYS
see last year's photos
|From Warren PA
|Welcome to the site of the annual Pennsylvania Fishing
Championship and the home of the state's record for Northern Pike
and Walleye. Everyone predicts a record-setting Muskie will be caught
But Kinzua has always been well known for the angling sport. Today a
series of fortunate, or unfortunate events (depending on your point of
view), has preserved the area and enhanced sporting opportunities. In
the 1920s about 500,000 acres surrounding the area became the
Allegheny National Forest, removing sources of pollution. When the
Interstate Highway System was built in the 1950s, Warren was
overlooked so the area remains remote and undeveloped.
In 1965 the Kinzua Dam was finished, making Kinzua Lake, also
known as the Allegheny Reservoir, the deepest inland body of water in
Pennsylvania. The oxygen rich tailwaters of the dam have added to the
fish population. This region is the largest block of natural land between
Chicago and New York. The only problem is that you can't get here
And that's the way a lot of anglers like it. (continued on next page)