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Wyoming State Forest
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The Wyoming State Forest, located in Pennsylvania, is a pristine natural reserve that offers visitors a tranquil and immersive experience in the great outdoors. Spanning over 21,000 acres, this forest boasts a diverse range of ecosystems, including dense woodlands, picturesque mountain streams, and rolling hills. It is renowned for its abundant wildlife, allowing nature enthusiasts to spot various species, such as white-tailed deer, bobcats, and black bears. The forest offers a plethora of recreational activities, including camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting, making it a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure, solitude, and a deep connection with nature.
History of the Area
World's End State Park was developed in 1936 by the Department of Forest and Waters and the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park, 780 acres nested in the Wyoming State Forest, was operated for many years by the forest district. It was first know as "Whil's Glen" due to its location at a narrow S-shaped gorge in the Loyalsock Creek, where the stream throws itself against a sheer rock wall and then continues its journey at a right angle to its original course. Today, the park is managed by the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks. It offers rental cabins and facilities for camping, swimming, fishing, picnicking and nature study.
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Wyoming State Forest is located near Montoursville, Williamsport
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The Dry Run Picnic Area is located along Dry Run Road about one mile east of Pennsylvania Route 87. This area, developed during the days of the Civilian Conservation Corps, is maintained for day use only. It is situated in a narrow mountain valley adjacent to a native trout stream and offers all the facilities for enjoyable picnicking.
1. Old Loggers Path: This 27-mile loop trail is a favorite among hikers for its scenic views and relatively low foot traffic. The path follows old logging roads, hence the name, with highlights including Rock Run Gorge and Sharp Top Vista.

2. Loyalsock Trail: A challenging yet rewarding route stretching over 59 miles through Wyoming State Forest's rugged terrain featuring waterfalls, rock formations, vistas of valleys below as well as diverse flora and fauna.

3. Black Forest Trail: Known to be one of Pennsylvania's most difficult trails due to steep ascents/descents; it covers approximately 42 miles offering breathtaking panoramic views from ridgetops along Pine Creek Valley.

4. Mid State Trail (MST): MST runs across central PA covering around 325-miles in total but within Wyoming forest boundaries there are various sections available providing different levels of difficulty suitable for all types of hikers.

5. Tuscarora Trial - Link Loop: It extends about six miles into the state forest land where you can enjoy beautiful wildflowers during spring season or vibrant foliage colors during fall months while hiking this moderate level trail.

6. Sullivan Mountain Trails System: Comprising multiple interconnected paths that offer varying lengths ranging between two-to-six mile loops ideal for day hikes showcasing stunning overlooks onto Sullivan County landscape.

7. Golden Eagle Hiking Route: Though not entirely located inside Wyoming SF boundary, part portion lies here . This nine-mile circuitous track offers spectacular view points such as Ravens Horn vista overlooking Pine creek valley.

8. West Rim Pa Grand Canyon: Another partially lying trial which provides magnificent canyon rim panoramas spanning roughly thirty plus mile stretch.

9. Haystack Rapids & Dutchman Falls hike: Shorter than other routes at just under three-and-a-half-miles round trip ; features include Haystack rapids on loyal sock creek followed by picturesque dutch man falls making it perfect choice for family outings.

10. Ironstone Loop: A moderate 5-mile loop trail that takes you through a beautiful forest setting with opportunities to spot wildlife and enjoy the tranquility of nature.

11. Bob Webber Trail: This steep, rugged path is just under three miles round trip but offers rewarding views from Wolf Run Wild Area's highest point known as Rattlesnake Point.

12. Long Branch & Kettle Creek Trails: These are two separate trails within same vicinity offering different experiences; Long branch being an easy level six mile hike along scenic long branch stream while kettle creek provides challenging terrain covering around ten plus miles.

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Sheshequin Campground
389 Marsh HIll Road
Trout Run, PA

1. Start by heading towards Tunkhannock on Route 6.
2. Once you reach the town of Meshoppen, turn onto PA:267 South.
3. Continue driving for about 7 miles until you see signs indicating the entrance to Wyoming State Forest on your right:hand side.

Alternatively, if you are coming from Scranton or Wilkes-Barre area:
1. Take US:11 North and continue until reaching Factoryville.
2. In Factoryville, take a left onto College Avenue which will become SR4004/Keelersburg Road after crossing over I:81 bridge.
3. Continue straight for approximately 10 miles then make a slight left at Keiserville Rd/SR4010.
4. After around half mile keep going straight as it turns into Mehoopany Creek road (SR3005).
5. Follow this road through rural areas and beautiful scenery till arriving at destination.

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