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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, marinas, hiking paths, 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.
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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.
|Welcome to Kinzua Dam and Kinzua Lake and thanks for visiting