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Address: One Nessmuk Lane
City, State Zip: Wellsboro, PA 16901
Contact Info: 570-724-2868
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Forest Description

Tioga State Forest derives its name from the Seneca phrase "meeting of two rivers." It covers 160,000 acres in Bradford and Tioga counties. The forest hosts the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania." Tioga features awe-inspiring views and miles of clean, cool streams, like Cedar Run and Babbs Creek and is one of eight state forests located in the PA Wilds region.

Wild and Natural Areas ( 8 )

  • Natural Area
    Reynolds Spring Natural Area
    This natural area is located northwest of Cedar Run along the Reynolds Spring Road, just north of the Lycoming-Tioga County Line. This 1,302-acre area exhibits a variety of vegetative types. For example there is an open pine swamp at the headwaters of Morris Run and several oak and aspen stands between Morris Run and Little Morris Run. One small stand of northern hardwoods can be toured at the northwest corner of the natural area.
  • Natural Area
    Pine Creek Gorge Natural Area
    Known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, this gem is 12,163 acres in size and occupies both sides of Pine Creek from just south of Ansonia to Blackwell, a distance of 18 miles. Pine Creek Gorge was designated in 1968 as a registered National Natural Landmark with a monument located at Leonard Harrison State Park. Pine Creek Gorge is a rugged area with depths in excess of 1,000 feet from the rim to Pine Creek and widths in excess of a mile in some places. Vistas exist at various locations along the rim including Bradley Wales Picnic Area, Colton Point State Park, Leonard Harrison State Park and Barbour Rock Trail. Rafting and canoeing are popular on Pine Creek during the spring. For the rest of the year, hiking, fishing and hunting are popular.
  • Natural Area
    Pine Creek Gorge Natural Area
    Known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, this gem is 12,930 acres in size and occupies both sides of Pine Creek from just south of Ansonia to Blackwell, a distance of 18 miles. Pine Creek Gorge was designated in 1968 as a registered National Natural Landmark with a monument located at Leonard Harrison State Park. Pine Creek Gorge is a rugged area with depths in excess of 1,000 feet from the rim to Pine Creek and widths in excess of a mile in some places. Vistas exist at various locations along the rim including Bradley Wales Picnic Area, Colton Point State Park, Leonard Harrison State Park and Barbour Rock Trail. Rafting and canoeing are popular on Pine Creek during the spring. For the rest of the year, hiking, fishing and hunting are popular.
  • Natural Area
    Black Ash Swamp Natural Area
    This natural area is located within the Asaph Wild Area at the headwaters of the Roberts Branch of Right Asaph Run. The tract has within it an old beaver dam that is now grass covered and an excellent example of second growth cherry and maple.
  • Wild Area
    Asaph Wild Area
    This wild area is located in Shippen and Clymer Townships, Tioga County. This tract of rugged forest land is located 2.5 miles northwest of the village of Asaph and contains 2,070 acres. Asaph State Forest Picnic Area is located on the southern edge of the tract. Backpack camping is permitted within the wild area.
  • Wild Area
    Asaph Wild Area
    This wild area is located in Shippen and Clymer Townships, Tioga County. This tract of rugged forest land is located 2.5 miles northwest of the village of Asaph. Asaph State Forest Picnic Area is located on the southern edge of the tract. Backpack camping is permitted within the wild area.
  • Natural Area
    Black Ash Swamp Natural Area
    This natural area is located within the Asaph Wild Area at the headwaters of the Roberts Branch of Right Asaph Run. The 308-acre tract has within it an old beaver dam that is now grass covered and an excellent example of second growth cherry and maple.
  • Natural Area
    Reynolds Spring Natural Area
    This natural area is located northwest of Cedar Run along the Reynolds Spring Road, just north of the Lycoming-Tioga County Line. This area exhibits a variety of vegetative types. For example there is an open pine swamp at the headwaters of Morris Run and several oak and aspen stands between Morris Run and Little Morris Run. One small stand of northern hardwoods can be toured at the northwest corner of the natural area.

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