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Address: 1205 Kinzua Rd, Allegheny National Forest, Warren, PA 16365-5501
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Encloses the Allegheny Reservoir.

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Nice place to stop for a bit

We stopped here for a brief hike and it was a nice site. Not crowded, nothing fancy. Just nature with some man-made intervention.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view here and in the surrounding areas is amazing because of the mountains. It's not a big deal or something fancy like the Hoover dam but it's worth stopping to check out while taking in the fresh air and the sites.

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Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a brief hike and it was a nice site. Not crowded, nothing fancy. Just nature with some man-made intervention.

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Thank GNR80
Washington, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at the visitors center over Easter weekend and saw a beautiful views of the Allegheny River, but unfortunately the visitors center wasn't open.

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Thank Angela D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Since my wife and I had to be in Warren on Monday for a business meeting we decided to stop by the dam to check things out. It was freezing Sunday afternoon but there was a lot of sunshine and glad we stopped. We walked down below the dam where a couple of folks were fishing, were up on the... More 

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Thank mtnbikem34
Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We drove out here on a warm February day to check things out while there were no crowds. The dam and surrounding area is very pretty and very remote, we would recommend a visit in warmer weather. The visitor center was closed, so we did not get to see that. We tried Long House Scenic Drive, but even though it... More 

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Thank Jonathan K
Warren, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

From Jakes Rocks to Rimrock the hiking is beautiful. Affording many distance views of the reservoir. There is a nice restaurant at Wolf Run Marina and the amenities are good. An excellent time to visit is in the fall when the leaves are at peak.

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Thank perlsteinandy
Russell, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Amazing views and a great eagle overlook down by the first island where a multitude of fly fisherman were giving it their best at a trophy brown. I ran across the summer park ranger by the name of Joel VanOrd who also happened to be a local. As I was just stopping through and didn't know the area well, he... More 

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

A neat place to visit. If you go stop at the fish hatchery. They close around 3PM. The view from that side of the river is the best. Take some pictures. In the fall when they are lowering the reservor is a good time to see a lot of water.

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Thank Gerald I
Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

There are two good pullouts along the highway. First from the north givesa nice panorama of the resovoir. The second of the upper dam itself. Then, continue on south to the lowere view f the downriver portion of the dam. You can see the water rushing out of the race at this side. Easy walking trail closer to the dam... More 

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Thank TomWall60
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful views. Stopped here about 10 am on a gorgeous Saturday morning. Mesmerized by the power of the water being released at the base of the dam.

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