List of Pennsylvania state forest wild areas

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There are 18 wild areas in the Pennsylvania state forests. [1] There is also one proposed wild area: M. K. Goddard Wild Area in Sproul State Forest in Clinton County, named for Maurice K. Goddard. [2]

Wild area name   State forest County or counties   Area in acres (ha)   Date
founded
  
Remarks  
Algerine Wild Area Tiadaghton Lycoming 3,700 acres (1,497 ha) ? Borders the Algerine Swamp Natural Area and crossed by the Black Forest Trail [3]
Asaph Wild Area Tioga Tioga 2,070 acres (838 ha) ? Located at the north end of the Pine Creek Gorge [4]
Burns Run Wild Area Sproul Clinton 2,408.33 acres (974.62 ha) [5] ? The Chuck Keiper Trail crosses this wild area [2] [6] [7]
Clear Shade Wild Area Gallitzin Somerset 2,791 acres (1,129 ha) ? [8]
Hammersley Wild Area Susquehannock Clinton and Potter 30,253 acres (12,243 ha) 2004 Largest area without a road in Pennsylvania [9]
James C. Nelson Wild Area Tuscarora Juniata and Perry 5,345 acres (2,163 ha) ? Forest last cut between 1902 and 1917 [10]
Kettle Creek Wild Area Loyalsock Sullivan 1,791.81 acres (725.12 ha) [11] ? Surrounds the Kettle Creek Gorge Natural Area [12] [13]
Martin Hill Wild Area Buchanan Bedford 11,500 acres (4,654 ha) ? Home to bobcat, black bear, and rattlesnakes [14]
McIntyre Wild Area Loyalsock Lycoming 7,500 acres (3,035 ha) ? Has the remnants of a ghost town [15]
Penns Creek Wild Area Bald Eagle Mifflin and Union 6,200 acres (2,509 ha) 2016 A nationally-known wild trout stream of the highest quality [16]
Quebec Run Wild Area Forbes Fayette 7,441 acres (3,011 ha) 2004 One of the two newest wild areas in Pennsylvania [9] [17]
Quehanna Wild Area Elk and Moshannon Cameron, Clearfield, and Elk 48,186 acres (19,500 ha) 1966 Largest wild area in Pennsylvania [18] [19]
Russell P. Letterman Wild Area Sproul Clinton 4,849.94 acres (1,962.70 ha) [5] ? The Chuck Keiper Trail crosses this wild area, which used to be named Fish Dam Wild Area [2] [6] [7]
Stairway Wild Area Delaware Pike 2,882 acres (1,166 ha) ? Site of a bluestone quarry dating to the 1840s and overlooking the Delaware River [20]
Square Timber Wild Area Elk Cameron 8,461 acres (3,424 ha) ? A portion of this wild area is in Bucktail State Park Natural Area [21]
Thickhead Mountain Wild Area Rothrock Centre and Huntingdon 4,886 acres (1,977 ha) ? Completely surrounds the Detweiler Run and Bear Meadows Natural Areas [22]
Trough Creek Wild Area Rothrock Huntingdon 1,703 acres (689 ha) ? Above Raystown Lake [22]
Wolf Run Wild Area Tiadaghton Lycoming 6,900 acres (2,792 ha) ? Crossed by the Golden Eagle Trail [3]

References

  1. ^ Klyza, Christopher McGrory (2001). Wilderness comes home: rewilding the Northeast. Hanover, New Hampshire: Middlebury College Press / University Press of New England. p. 86. ISBN  1-58465-101-6.
  2. ^ a b c Sproul State Forest (PDF) (Map). 1 inch = 2 miles. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ a b "Natural & Wild Areas near the Tiadaghton State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  4. ^ "Natural & Wild Areas near the Tioga State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  5. ^ a b "Site #30-Southern Sproul State Forest". Pennsylvania Audubon Society. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Proposed Natural/Old-growth Area, Sproul State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01. Note: This refers to Russell P. Letterman Wild Area by its former name, Fish Dam Wild Area
  7. ^ a b "Pennsylvania Wilds: Chuck Keiper Trail". Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-03-01. Note: This mistakenly calls Burns Run Wild Area "Burns Wild Area" and refers to Russell P. Letterman Wild Area by its former name, Fish Dam Wild Area.
  8. ^ "John P. Saylor Trail". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Missing or empty |url= ( help)
  9. ^ a b "The Resource: Hammersley Wild Area becomes official". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. January 2004. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  10. ^ "Tuscarora State Forest Wild and Natural Areas". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  11. ^ "Site #42-Wyoming State Forest & World's End State Park". Pennsylvania Audubon Society. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
  12. ^ Loyalsock State Forest (PDF) (Map). 1 inch = 2 miles. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  13. ^ Thornbloom, Gary. "Kettle Creek Natural and Wild Areas via the Loyalsock Trail" (PDF). Pennsylvania Sierra Club.
  14. ^ "Natural & Wild Areas near Buchanan State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  15. ^ "Natural & Wild Areas near Loyalsock State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  16. ^ "Penns Creek Wild Area" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  17. ^ "Quebec Run Wild Area" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  18. ^ "Quehanna Wild Area, Wykoff Run Natural Area". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  19. ^ "Natural & Wild Areas near the Elk State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  20. ^ "Delaware State Forest Wild and Natural Areas". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  21. ^ "Elk State Forest Wild and Natural Areas". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2021-07-14.
  22. ^ a b "Natural & Wild Areas near the Rothrock State Forest". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2010-03-01.

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