Allegheny National Forest

Celebrating 100 Years – Pennsylvania’s Only National Forest

Hiking Challenge – Hike 100 Miles to Celebrate 100 Years

Looking for a new hiking challenge? Download the 100 Mile Hiking Logbook. Then as you hike the trails, log the date, trail name and miles hiked. When you complete 100 miles, bring your hiking log to the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau or any of the ANF Ranger offices to receive commemorative items, while supplies last. More Info


ANF Centennial GeoTrail

First step register on Then retrieve the coordinates and other geocaching location info. The next step is to Download Your Passport, or pick up a copy at our office at ANF Visitors Bureau, 80 E. Corydon Street, Bradford, PA or the ANF Ranger Stations. Once your passport is completed, present at any of the three ranger stations and receive an ANF Centennial Souvenir Token. Trackable on while supplies last.

ANF Centennial Celebration – It’s a Party

On Sept. 24, 2023 at Twin Lakes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the ANF will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. Guided nature hikes, interpretive ANF stations along the loop trail at Twin Lakes, live music, vendors, food, beer, wine, children’s games, swimming and special events marking this important occasion.

The majestic Allegheny National Forest (ANF), offers four seasons of outdoor recreation including camping, fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, cycling, birding, snowmobiling and ATV Trails. Located within northwestern Pennsylvania, it is a convenient drive for more than one-third of the nation’s population.

Roadside sign for Allegheny National Forest

Free Public Access Year Round

The ANF is approximately 517,000 acres and includes land within McKean, Elk, Warren and Forest counties. Over 463,000 acres are forested, 42,000 acres are non-forest, and 11,000 acres are covered by water, primarily the Allegheny Reservoir formed by the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River. Highlights include the Longhouse National Scenic Byway, Rimrock and Jakes Rock Overlooks, Kinzua Beach, and over 600 miles of multi-use motorized and non-motorized trails. A diverse hardwood forest offers stunning fall foliage, with prime color the last two weeks of September and the first two-weeks of October.

Camping & Cabins

Camping at Willow Bay - Warren, PA
Camping at Willow Bay – Warren, PA

The Forest offers a camping experience for everyone, 15 campgrounds with more than 1,000 sites, including developed RV camping, cabins, tent, primitive and boat only. ANF camping reservations can be made by calling 877-444-6777 or on-line at Each campsite contains a picnic table, fire ring or grill, accommodates two parking vehicles, a wheeled camping unit and a tent, except for five campgrounds that are accessible by boat and hike only.
Willow Bay, located 15 miles west of Bradford along Rt. 346, offers lakefront cabins and camping, with cabins open year round. Cabin Fees range from $55 to $65 (prices subject to change). Campsite fees range from $18 to $23. For local on-site information, boat rentals and outfitting needs visit Allegheny Site Management or call 814-368-4158.

ANF Ranger Stations

The ANF is administratively divided into two Ranger Districts: Bradford and Marienville. ATV permits are required to ride on designated ATV trails and can be purchased at the Ranger Stations. Topography maps, regional information and maps of the forest service roads are also available at the Ranger Stations along with small gift shops featuring local books, DVDs and other outdoor information. Golden Eagle passes can also be purchased at the ranger stations.

Aerial view from Rimrock Overlook of Allegheny River surrounded by forest
Rimrock Overlook – Warren, PA

Allegheny National Forest Information


Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau

The Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the official tourist promotion agency in McKean County, is your source of regional tourism information including free visitors guides and maps, Kinzua Sky Walk information, and other local tourism and travel information.

ANF Visitors Bureau – Bradford, PA
ANF Visitors Bureau – Bradford, PA

ANF Visitors Bureau
80 East Corydon Street
Bradford, Pennsylvania 16701
McKean County, USA
Open Year Round
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Download map of the Forest region.