Wykoff Run Natural Area

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Wykoff Run Natural Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Quehanna Jet Cell Road.jpg
The road to the jet engine test cell through the natural area is overgrown now
Map showing the location of Wykoff Run Natural Area
Map showing the location of Wykoff Run Natural Area
Location of Wykoff Run Natural Area in PennsylvaniaMap of Wykoff Run Natural Area (bright green) in the center of Quehanna Wild area (ivory), state forests (green), state game lands (yellow), and private land (brown)
LocationGibson, Cameron, Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates41°13′58″N 78°11′44″W / 41.23278°N 78.19556°W / 41.23278; -78.19556Coordinates: 41°13′58″N 78°11′44″W / 41.23278°N 78.19556°W / 41.23278; -78.19556[1]
Area1,215 acres (4.92 km2)
Elevation2,024 ft (617 m)[1]
Established1965
Named forWykoff Run
Governing bodyPennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
WebsiteWykoff Run Natural Area

Wykoff Run Natural Area is a state forest natural area in the Elk State Forest in Gibson Township, Cameron County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The 1,215-acre (492 ha) natural area is in the center of Quehanna Wild Area. It was once home to two jet engine testing cells, when the area was a research facility for Curtiss-Wright Corporation from 1955 to 1960.[2][3][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c ""Wykoff Run State Forest Natural Area"". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. October 1, 1989. Retrieved July 4, 2010.
  2. ^ "Elk Scenic Drive: An Adventure in 23 Chapters" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved March 16, 2010. Note: this includes four chapters on sites within the Quehanna Wild Area, Marion Brooks Natural Area (3), Beaver Run Dam Wildlife Viewing Area (4), Hoover Farm Wildlife Viewing Area (5), and Wykoff Run Natural Area (6).
  3. ^ "Quehanna Wild Area, Wykoff Run Natural Area". Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved March 16, 2010.