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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 little roadside stop

I was surprised at this roadside attraction. It made for a nice break in my ride through Pennsylvania with clean bathrooms and the ability to walk out onto the dam and take in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at this roadside attraction. It made for a nice break in my ride through Pennsylvania with clean bathrooms and the ability to walk out onto the dam and take in the view up and down river.

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Westville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Did not stop, but there was a visitor center with bathrooms. Looked like every other dam we've seen. Took some pictures from Jakes Rocks

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Take a drive, take a hike, fish the lake or tailrace, kayak or canoe the river or lake, camp. What ever suits your fancy. This place cannot be beat if you are an outdoor lover!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stopped here after doing the Skywalk. The views here are absolutely breath taking and the water looks gorgeous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Took a trip 2 the dam....very cool. There was a rainbow where the water came out....lots of big fish right by the dam..go c the skywalk which in the kinzu bridge. Awesome...taking hiking shoes and do some hiking...very scenic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Swim, boat, fish, and kayak in clear clean pristine waters of the Allegheny. Rent pontoon boats at Docksider's marina for the day or by the hour. Hike the many trails especially Bent Run Waterfalls across the road from the Kinzua Dam. I

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a pretty place to visit. Across the street and down the road a little are rocks with spring water running down them. Very pretty and the water is delicious and cold. You can see the fish in the water. The water is clean, Continue on Rt 59 for beautiful scenic byway to route 6 brings you into Smethport.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have a fishing camp about 10 miles from the Kinzua Dam.We visit the Dam every year & make sure we take bread along with us to feed the enormous fish,ducks & the birds will sweep in & steal the bread mid-air.Some walking trails around that are cool.My favorite is a sign at the boat ramp before you get to... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We brought our boat up to Kinzua for a little fishing and to just plain "escape". Forget your cell phone, little reception once you're away from the Dam. We cruised around this large lake (over 100 miles of shoreline) and fished along shore (25 to 40 feet of water) drifting minnows. We caught walley and a nice northern. Boats can... More 

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Pleasantville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Kinzua is a beautiful and a sacred place. We launch at Onoville Marina and go north for quiet parts of the lake and south for bigger water and more boats. There are eagles and Ospreys and plenty of deer and bear. Onoville general store is great for subs, pizza, and anything you might need. If you want a sit down... More 

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