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Kinzua Dam

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Address: 1205 Kinzua Rd, Allegheny National Forest, Warren, PA 16365
Phone Number: 814-726-0661
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Description: Encloses the Allegheny Reservoir.

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Nice Quiet Lake

A very nice lake with so much to see and do. It's big enough for large boats while having plenty of interest for kayaking and exploring. Good fishing opportunities.There's not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A very nice lake with so much to see and do. It's big enough for large boats while having plenty of interest for kayaking and exploring. Good fishing opportunities.There's not much development or traffic on the area so it makes for a quiet visit.

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Warren PA
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30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I grew up in Warren County and watched the dam being built and the reservoir filled some decades ago. It's a beautiful area. There is a small museum on the lower entrance, plus gentle hiking trails, and overlooks both top and bottom. Once a year there's a bike run across the dam to raise money for veterans' assistance projects -... More 

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Kane, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

this is a great site to do some good fishing. they have a lower parking lot to park at on one side that has a rest room that's open in the summer all well lit. if you ask around you will find that if you go into Warren and cross the glade bridge make the first right after the bridge... More 

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I live here so maybe am just a little jaded in that I think it was sad that it destroyed the Allegheny River valley and the Seneca's lost reservation land. To me, the reservoir has a sort of bathtub fake lake look. On the good side, the scenery there is very pretty, just below the dam is a great place... More 

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If you are looking for a great outdoor activity in the Allegheny national Forest, you must visit the Kinzua Dam! The scenery is breathtaking, especially if you visit during the Autumn foliage time! Great hiking trails as well.

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Wexford,Pa
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24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Very nice, clean large areas to park and explore. Be sure to start your visit a the Dams base at the Parks Office. Many pieces of printed materials to help guide you to enjoyment..

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fun for all whether you like boating, camping, fishing or hiking there's something fun for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A massive dam on the Allegheny River. I've visited it many times, even had a chance to tour the interior of the dam. Another great view is from the fishing pier on the opposite side. Worth the drive. Visit the fish nursery while you are on that side!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

took a 3 hour ride up through the Allegheny national forest to the Kinzua Dam. Checking out the colorful trees along the way. Nice little Sunday road trip in the convertable.

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Pittsburgh
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Definitely go during the fall. It's a great place to see the beautiful autumn colors. There was some construction but not too long to get around it.

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