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Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad Train Rides | September Schedule

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad Train Rides | September Schedule

OCTRR recently released their upcoming schedule in September. Train rides will be available on weekends. Boarding begins at 10:30 am, so please plan to arrive at least by 10:15 to have time to park & get inside for boarding. September is also the last chance this season to bring your bike, kayak or canoe and ride the train one-way. You could also walk the trail one-way and take the train back. Advance reservations not necessary, but can be made by calling 814-676-1733. For more info & pricing call or click here.

Apply Electronically for Goose Blind Hunts

Apply Electronically for Goose Blind Hunts

Goose hunters in the 2018-19 license year again must apply online or in person to enter the drawing to hunt from goose blinds at Middle Creek and Pymatuning Wildlife Management Areas.

Applicants can apply online by visiting the Goose Blind Application link on the Waterfowl Hunting and Conservation page at

Those who do not have internet access can fill out the electronic application in person at the following locations:

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center

100 Museum Road

Stevens, PA 17578

Pennsylvania Game Commission Northwest Regional Office

1509 Pittsburgh Road

Franklin, PA 16323

Pennsylvania Game Commission Headquarters

2001 Elmerton Ave.

Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797

An individual may apply to only one area per year. The electronic application must contain the applicant’s 2018-19 hunting license Customer Identification Number (CID). Applications are not accepted by telephone or through U.S. Mail.

Applications will be accepted electronically through Sept. 1.

Public drawings are scheduled to be held Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitor Center and Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area to select applicants to hunt from goose blinds in those areas.


This information has been provided by Pennsylvania Game Commission News Release

2018 Welcome to Warren County Video

2018 Welcome to Warren County Video

Big thanks to all involved, including Jay Witosky from Continuum Creative Media.  Can you believe we’ve had requests to be in our next Warren County video?  I guess we need to start planning another one for 2019…

Until then, please enjoy a pretty cool look at our home!

Click here, to view our video.



Army Corps of Engineers increasing water outflow

Army Corps of Engineers increasing water outflow

May 15, 2018- Due to a large amount of rain in the county over the weekend, the Kinzua Dam is increasing outflow over the next couple of days.  The outflow began to increase Monday morning at 9 a.m. and would continue until around 3 p.m.  The river level increased from 3,000 CFS (cubic feet per second) to 10,000 CFS.  One CFS is almost the volume of a basketball.  The water level is to continue for the next few days with the level possibly reaching 13,000 CFS.

Allegheny National Forest Districts to Accept Local Youth Conservation Corps Applications

Allegheny National Forest Districts to Accept Local Youth Conservation Corps Applications

Warren, Pa. (April 13, 2018) – The Allegheny National Forest is now accepting applications for the 2018 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program on the Bradford and Marienville Districts. This unique youth employment program provides an opportunity for young men and women to work and learn new skills while participating in projects that enhance the development and conservation of our nation’s natural resources.

The 2018 YCC program will tentatively begin June 11 and last for eight weeks. Applicants must be 15 to 18 years of age; enrollees must be 15 by June 11, 2018, and cannot turn 19 during the program. A total of 10 youth will be hired for two five-member crews, one for each District Office. The crews will work Monday through Friday.

Crew members will perform natural resource-based projects throughout the Allegheny National Forest. Enrollees will find the work difficult at times, but also extremely rewarding as they learn teamwork, techniques of proper hand tool use, and what it takes to be successful in the workforce.  It is also a great opportunity for the crews to learn how the Forest Service manages public lands. The enrollees will also participate in educational field trips.

Applications are available at any of the three Forest Service Offices and on the web at  Warren, Forest, Elk and McKean County High School Guidance Counselors should also have applications available for students. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 19, 2018. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Lori Elmquist at 814-728-6286.

Office Closing

Office Closing

The City of Warren Building and Permit Department will be closed all day on April 4 so staff may attend a training symposium in Pittsburgh.  The office will re-open on April 5.

Select Allegheny National Forest ATV Trails to Open February 9th

Select Allegheny National Forest ATV Trails to Open February 9th

Warren, Pa. (February 9, 2018) – The Timberline and Rocky Gap ATV/OHM trails on the Allegheny National Forest will open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018. Additionally, Allegheny Snowmobile Connector Trail #12 (McCray’s Pond) will be opened for snowmobile use only. All other motorized trails (Willow Creek and Marienville ATV/OHM trails and the Penoke Off-Highway Motorcycle trail) remain closed until Friday, May 25, 2018.

Riding the ATV/OHM trails requires a permit, which can be purchased at any of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) offices or any authorized vendor. The list of vendors can be found on the Allegheny’s website. The 2018 ATV/OHM and trail bike permits cost $10 for a day permit or $35 for an annual permit. Applications can be obtained at any ANF office or by going online:  and clicking on the Passes and Permits link.

The ATV/OHM trails will remain open until temperatures and/or trail conditions no longer support winter use. This includes sustained warming temperatures, evidence of damage to the trail surface, and/or unsafe icing conditions. Similarly, Allegheny Snowmobile Connector Trail #12 (McCray’s Pond) will remain open until trail conditions do not permit safe use of that segment. The ANF will evaluate the ATV/OHM and Allegheny Snowmobile Trail #12 trail conditions weekly and will send out a media release and post information on the web when access changes-please check access conditions prior to use.

Users should employ caution when on any of the trails, as many are open for multiple uses, and you may encounter vehicles, groomers, snowshoers, and skiers at any time.

For more information about recreational activities on the ANF:

Park officials suspend camping at Elk County recreation area for 2018

Park officials suspend camping at Elk County recreation area for 2018

WILCOX – Months after the sewage system at Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Elk County was shut off due to lack of funding, officials with Allegheny National Forest have announced that camping will not be available at the facility this year.

“This is not a decision to close Twin Lakes, but for 2018, the ANF does not have the funding or means to address deficiencies with the wastewater treatment system that led to the early closure of the site in September 2017, or the lingering issues with other facilities that support camping at Twin Lakes,” said Marienville District Ranger Rob Fallon.

Fallon did say that day use of the facilities will still be available.

Officials said appropriated funding has dropped over the past decade, with an additional drop of 12 percent since 2015.

The lack of funding has meant park officials don’t have the means necessary to address maintenance for facilities, and has also caused a reduction of staff. Officials said that despite the decision to close camping actives for 2018, it does not mean they will close it permanently.

Park officials will be having two open houses for the community to gather their input for the site.

The first meeting is being held Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and the second is Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. Both meetings will take place at the Jones Township Municipal Building at 320 Faries Street.

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