Where to Find Natural Areas
Black Moshannon Bog
Wetlands adjacent to the southwest arm of the lake comprise the finest reconstructed bog in Pennsylvania. Includes many rare plants associated with sphagnum bogs.
This National Natural Landmark has old-growth stands of white pine and eastern hemlock. Many trees are over 300 years old.
Pine Creek Gorge
This National Natural Landmark is a portion of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Park vistas on east and west rims overlook scenic gorge. Contains rare plants.
|Perched water table gives rise to palustrine wetland of old growth eastern hemlocks and white pines at the headwaters of Brown's Run.|
Clarion / Forest counties
Cook Forest State Park
Old growth forest of white pine and eastern hemlock containing areas of emergent wetlands, springs and sphagnum bogs.
Acidic broadleaf swamp containing rare plant species. Characteristic features include vegetated sphagnum hummocks and mucky, water-filled channels.
Bender and Black Bear Swamps
Acidic shrub swamps; openings contain spagnum moss, rare plants and animals.
This National Natural Landmark is a unique geological formation of periglacial origin, impressive due to ts flatness and large size.
This area contains many old-growth hemlocks and includes a steep gorge with picturesque stream and several waterfalls.
Glens Natural Area
This National Natural Landmark is the branches of Kitchen Creek and their scenic waterfalls flow through old growth forests of eastern hemlock, white pine and mixed oak.
Remote mountain stream lined with rhododendron and eastern hemlock and buffered by a mature hardwood forest. The stream contains a viable native trout population.
Remote emergent wetland containing rare plant species of concern.
Cliffs rise nearly 300 feet above the Delaware River. Provides habitat for rare alpine plant species of concern.
Seven islands in the Delaware River containing natural plants communities and many rare plants.
Freshwater intertidal zone along the shores of the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek containing many rare plants.
Black Jack Swamp
Palustrine scrub-shrub and emergent wetlands adjacent to Pymatuning Lake. Provides habitat for plant and animal species of concern.
Mature forest of hardwoods and white pines containing an inland, lake-fed pond. Provides habitat for plant species of concern.
This National Natural Landmark is a peninsula formed by a bend in the Youghiogheny River. The area contains abundant wildflowers, old growth hemlocks, mixed oak forests and plant species of concern.
Scenic area of old growth eastern hemlock. The area includes a picturesque portion of Laurel Hill Creek which contains a viable native trout population.
Gull Point Special Management Area
This National Natural Landmark has a large variety of habitats (bay, sand dune, heath, marsh, pond, etc.) which are critical for migrating shore birds and waterfowl. Provides habitats for many rare plants and animals.
Floodplain forest of northern hardwoods and adjacent palustrine and shrub-scrub wetlands containing diverse and rare plants.
Slippery Rock Gorge
This National Natural Landmark is a steep gorge with numerous rock outcrops and boulders. Northern hardwood-conifer forests contain areas of old growth forests and rare plants.