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Address: P.O. Box 506
City, State Zip: Ebensburg, PA 15931-0506
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Forest Description

Gallitzin State Forest was named in honor of Dimetrius Augustine Gallitzin, Prince-Priest of the Alleghenies, who established a mission at Loretto in Cambria Country in 1795. The forest is composed of 24,183 acres in northern Somerset, Bedford Cambria and Indiana counties. Much of Gallitzin rests on the Allegheny Front and the Laurel Ridge.

Wild and Natural Areas ( 4 )

  • Natural Area
    Charles F. Lewis Natural Area
    This 384 acre natural area is located at the western end of the Rager Mountain forest area near Cramer in Indiana County. A two mile foot trail, the Clark Run Trail, winds through the scenic Clark Run Gorge with its numerous small waterfalls and interesting geologic features.
  • Natural Area
    Charles F. Lewis Natural Area
    This natural area is located at the western end of the Rager Mountain forest area near Cramer in Indiana County. A two mile foot trail, the Clark Run Trail, winds through the scenic Clark Run Gorge with its numerous small waterfalls and interesting geologic features.
  • Wild Area
    Clear Shade Wild Area
    Clear Shade Wild Area is located south of the Babcock picnic area off of Route 56 in northern Somerset County. Part of the John P. Saylor Trail and Clear Shade Creek wind their way through the 2,791 acres of cherry, maple and beech forest.
  • Wild Area
    Clear Shade Wild Area
    Clear Shade Wild Area is located south of the Babcock picnic area off of Route 56 in northern Somerset County. Part of the John P. Saylor Trail and Clear Shade Creek wind their way through stands of cherry, maple and beech.

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