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Address: 6735 Route 220
City, State Zip: Dushore, PA 18614
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Forest Description

Loyalsock State Forest is named for the Loyalsock Creek, a scenic freestone stream that winds through the heart of its 114,494 acres. The forest spans across the northern tier's "Endless Mountains" and features flaming fall foliage and cascading waterfalls.

Wild and Natural Areas ( 10 )

  • Natural Area
    Kettle Creek Gorge Natural Area
    This secluded mountain valley is only accessible on foot. It is located in the southern portion of the Loyalsock State Forest. This 774-acre tract was set aside in 1970 to permit scientific observation of natural systems, protect examples of typical or unique flora and fauna communities, and preserve areas of outstanding natural beauty. The entire area will remain undeveloped for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
  • Wild Area
    Kettle Creek Wild Area
    This two thousand six-hundred acre wild area buffers the Kettle Creek Gorge Natural Area and is located in the southern portion of the Loyalsock State Forest. It is home to an exceptional wilderness trout stream. Primitive backpack camping is permitted within the wild area.
  • Wild Area
    Kettle Creek Wild Area
    This wild area buffers the Kettle Creek Gorge Natural Area and is located in the southern portion of the Loyalsock State Forest. It is home to an exceptional wilderness trout stream. Primitive backpack camping is permitted within the wild area.
  • Natural Area
    Tamarack Run Natural Area
    This unique natural area is located in the northeast portion of the Loyalsock State Forest and is near Sones Pond. Named for the tamarack tree, this boreal conifer wetland provides protection for the plants, amphibians, and reptiles that call this natural area home.
  • Natural Area
    Devils Elbow Natural Area
    This four hundred and four acre gem is located at the headwaters of the North Branch of Rock Run in Eastern Lycoming County. It is noted for its many emergent, shrub, and forested wetlands and is home to wetland carnivorous plants such as sundew and pitcher plant.
  • Wild Area
    McIntyre Wild Area
    This spectacular wild area is some seven thousand five-hundred acres in sizes and holds the complete watersheds of four small streams that cascade in numerous waterfalls. It is located north and east of Ralston off of Route 14. McIntyre was also the site of a 19th century mining town and contains the ruins of its buildings and facilities. The Band Rock Vista provides a spectacular view of the Lycoming Creek Valley.
  • Wild Area
    McIntyre Wild Area
    This spectacular wild area holds the complete watersheds of four small streams that cascade in numerous waterfalls. It is located north and east of Ralston off of Route 14. McIntyre was also the site of a 19th century mining town and contains the ruins of its buildings and facilities. The Band Rock Vista provides a spectacular view of the Lycoming Creek Valley.
  • Natural Area
    Tamarack Run Natural Area
    This unique natural area is located in the northeast portion of the Loyalsock State Forest and is comprised of two hundred and thirty-four acres near Sones Pond. Named for the tamarack tree, this boreal conifer wetland provides protection for the plants, amphibians, and reptiles that call this natural area home.
  • Natural Area
    Devils Elbow Natural Area
    This gem is located at the headwaters of the North Branch of Rock Run in Eastern Lycoming County. It is noted for its many emergent, shrub, and forested wetlands and is home to wetland carnivorous plants such as sundew and pitcher plant.
  • Natural Area
    Kettle Creek Gorge Natural Area
    This secluded mountain valley is only accessible on foot. It is located in the southern portion of the Loyalsock State Forest. This tract was set aside in 1970 to permit scientific observation of natural systems, protect examples of typical or unique flora and fauna communities, and preserve areas of outstanding natural beauty. The entire area will remain undeveloped for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

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