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Recreational opportunities abound here at Kinzua Lake (officially the
Allegheny Reservoir) formed by the Kinzua Dam a half-century ago.
Home to record-setting fish catches it is the largest inland body of water
in the state of Pennsylvania. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
estimates its size at 12,000 acres and depths of 50 to 100 feet.



This is where anglers come every September for the Pennsylvania
State Fishing Championship. Located in remote northwest
Pennsylvania, near Warren,  it is entirely surrounded by the Allegheny
National Forest, the Seneca Nation, and New York's Allegany State
Park. It also formed the Allegheny National Recreation Area by an act of
Congress in 1964. Enjoy our
beaches, hiking paths, marinas, and
scenic drives. Welcome!

It is estimated the Kinzua Lake area receives a million visits every year
from bikers, cyclists, hikers, anglers, boaters, campers, bird watchers,
photographers, and canoeists. The Kinzua Dam resulted in the
Allegheny National Recreation Area which contains Pennsylvania's first
wilderness lands. It is the site of the Allegheny National Forest,
headquartered in nearby
Warren PA.

Photo Copyright 2013 by Karen Gentilman Clopp.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO TURN THE PAGE.    
From Warren PA
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Click on photo to see pictures of Kinzua Dam under
project in the nation at the time. It formed the Kinzua
Lake (formally the Allegheny Reservoir) transforming
the area into an outdoor enthusiast's haven and
vacation land.
An Allegheny Almanac
A photo guide to the Kinzua Lake Region in Northwestern Pennsylvania
Welcome to Kinzua Dam and Kinzua Lake
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Kinzua Dam, Warren PA, photo by Karen Clopp