The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) lies within a day’s drive of 1/3 of the Nation’s population and boasts the Allegheny Reservoir.
In addition to the Reservoir, the Allegheny National Forest offers a variety of recreation opportunities including 20 campgrounds, over 300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, over 100 miles of designated ATV trails, six boat launches, six canoe accesses and over 200 miles of hiking trails.
Any nature enthusiast will find canoeing along the waterways in Warren County a breath-taking site! If you are looking for a quiet break from the hustle and bustle of every day activities, spend an afternoon floating down the Allegheny River. The river has 85 miles designated for recreational status by the Scenic Rivers Act. Many of the islands along the way provide ample camping and places to stop, rest, and enjoy the resident wildlife; you may even see American Bald Eagles soaring around Kinzua Dam. Several canoe rental agencies can be found along the rivers and waterways that can help you plan an adventure to remember. Some offer trips as short as 2 hours or as long as days for those who want to camp along the way.
Enjoy a canoe or kayak trip down the river as it winds its way through mountains and past the city of Warren. Try camping on one of the “wilderness islands” or at Buckaloons Recreation Area. These sites provide unique opportunities to watch wildlife birds in their native habitat.
A treasure in Pennsylvania’s State Park system, Chapman is located five miles off of U.S. Route 6 near the town of Clarendon, and is adjacent to the Allegheny National Forest and State Game Lands No. 29. This 805 acre park includes beautiful 68 acre Chapman Lake and boasts 83 wooded, choice campsites with modern restrooms and shower facilities and also can accommodate group camping in the specialized area set up for a capacity of 80 campers.
Located on Rt. 59, just east of the city of Warren, this flood control/hydro-electric dam was completed in 1965 by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Visitors may view this engineering marvel first hand from a portion of its roadway or adjacent overlook area.
The beginning of the fishing year, as every Pennsylvania angler knows, is the first day of trout season, in mid April. Within Warren County flows hundreds of miles of trout water, many stocked with wild populations of native brook trout, wild brown trout and rainbow trout. Stocking lists are available at local tackle shops and at the Warren County Visitors Bureau.
Join our season long I "COT" a Fish competition. Spring you can purchase your I "COT" a Fish Badge. Tagged trout will be stocked all over Warren County worth various prizes. The top prize fish is worth $2,000! Big Fish contests during the year: April Angler Contest, The July "EYE" Contest, September "Smash the Bass" Contest, and October "Husky Musky" contest.
Don't miss the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament during the last full weekend in September. Open to any licensed Pennsylvania angler.
Warren County has long been a favorite destination for hunters from the Midwest to the easter U.S. Abundant game, such as deer (over 14,000 harvested in the region), turkey (over harvested in the region), and bear ranging in weight between 175 - 250 pounds have made hunting in Warren County a preferred destination especially for multi-generational families who share the enthusiasm for hunting.
Black & grey squirrels, mallards, golden eyes, buffleheads and wood and black ducks, woodcocks, pheasants and grouse are abundant along the Allegheny Reservoir, wild and scenic Allegheny River, in the Allegheny National Forest and State Game Lands located in the county. The call of the wild turkeys draws hunters back again and again in anticipation of hunting for our cagey turkeys; known to challenge even the best of hunters.
Geocaching is a treasure hunt game played with your GPS device. You find hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors. Geocaches contain trinkets that you take one and put one back in return, some caches are stamps to use in your Geocache Passport. Geocaching is enjoyed by people of all age groups and a great family time with your children. You can obtain a Geocache Passport at the Warren County Visitors Bureau and collect stamps. When you collect 6 stamps from each county, you can collect a county coin. After you have collected all our counties listed in our Geocache Passport, you then can get an all county coin.
Warren County boasts three unique public golf courses, providing a variety of experiences for all levels of skill.