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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
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
Warren PA.

Photo Copyright 2013 by Karen Gentilman Clopp.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO TURN THE PAGE.    
An Allegheny Almanac
From Warren PA
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A photo guide to the Kinzua Lake Region in Northwestern Pennsylvania
Click on photo to see pictures of Kinzua Dam under
construction in 1964. This was the largest federal
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.
Kinzua Dam, Warren PA, photo by Karen Clopp
Welcome to Kinzua Dam and Kinzua Lake
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