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Address: 3372 State Park Road
City, State Zip: Penfield, PA 15849-1722
Contact Info: 814-765-0821
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Forest Description

Moshannon State Forest derives its name from “Moss-hanne,” or "moose stream," the Native American description of the waterway that runs through the area. The forest totals 190,012 acres on the Allegheny Plateau. It lies primarily in Clearfield, Elk, and Centre counties with small tracts in Cameron and Clinton counties and is one of eight state forests located in the PA Wilds region.

Wild and Natural Areas ( 5 )

  • Wild Area
    Quehanna Wild Area
    Quehanna Wild Area, is set aside to maintain the undeveloped character of the forest environment. This tract was originally state forest land that was leased to the Curtiss Wright Corporation for jet engine and nuclear research in 1955. It was returned to the Commonwealth in 1966. The Quehanna Wild Area is jointly administered by Moshannon and Elk state forest districts. Snowmobiling, vehicular camping, and off-road vehicle use are prohibited to protect the wild character of the area.
  • Wild Area
    Quehanna Wild Area
    Quehanna Wild Area, is set aside to maintain the undeveloped character of the forest environment. This 50,000-acre tract was originally state forest land that was leased to the Curtiss Wright Corporation for jet engine and nuclear research in 1955. It was returned to the Commonwealth in 1966. The Quehanna Wild Area is jointly administered by Moshannon and Elk state forest districts. Snowmobiling, vehicular camping, and off-road vehicle use are prohibited to protect the wild character of the area.
  • Wild Area
    Restricted Area
    This is a Restricted Area.
  • Natural Area
    Marion Brooks Natural Area
    This natural area is located adjacent to the Quehanna Highway at the edge of the Quehanna Wild Area. Marion Brooks Natural Area contains 975 acres, a portion of which is an almost pure stand of white birch. This area will be left to the forces of nature, free from human intervention.
  • Natural Area
    Marion Brooks Natural Area
    This natural area is located adjacent to the Quehanna Highway at the edge of the Quehanna Wild Area. Marion Brooks Natural Area contains a portion of which is almost a pure stand of white birch. This area will be left to the forces of nature, free from human intervention.

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