The Allegheny National Forest spans a total area of over 500,000 acres of land in four counties in the state of Pennsylvania (McKean County, Warren County, Forest County, and Elk County). The closest city to the national forest is the Warren is a city in Warren County. The national forests main entrance Can be accessed through US 219, US 62, and US 6. Other towns or cities that are near the national forest include Kane, Ridgway, Tionesta, Bradford, Warren, and Sheffield.
Some attractions that you will find within the protected area include the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to form the Allegheny Reservoir. Other attractive features in the national forest include over 700 miles of rivers and streams including the Allegheny River, seven small river islands, the Allegheny Islands Wilderness, the Allegheny National Recreation Area and a 95-mile National Scenic Trail.
The forest also lies in the heart of Pennsylvania's gas and oil regions with some parts of the protected forest land still being used to extract oil and natural gas. Besides these attractions, the park is also popular for recreational activities including hunting, camping, boating, canoeing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ORV riding.
Among some of the facilities/amenities that the national forest houses include trails, 11 picnic sites, four beaches, six boat launches, and 20 campgrounds. Dogs are allowed into the forest, but as is the case in other national forests, you must observe strict rules to protect the environment and other visitors to the forest. Some basic rules you need to be aware of dogs include the following.
You must have a leash that is a maximum of six feet in length. You must never leave your dog unattended, and you must be aware of the areas of the park that you can and cannot visit when you are with your dog. If you are looking for a great place for you and your furry buddy to enjoy nature, take a trip to the Allegheny National Forest.