Allegheny Islands Wilderness facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAllegheny Islands Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
|Location||Warren / Forest counties, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Area||368 acres (1.49 km2)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The Allegheny River Islands Wilderness is located in the Allegheny National Forest. It comprises seven islands in the Allegheny River, totaling 368 acres (1.49 km2). All are alluvial origin. The islands are located between Buckaloons Recreation Area and Tionesta, Pennsylvania.
The Allegheny River Islands Wilderness was created by Congress in 1984 as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. It is one of the smallest wilderness areas of the United States.
These islands are characterized by river bottom forest types such as willows, American sycamore, shagbark hickory, green ash, and silver maple. Crull's and Thompson's Island contain 156 acres (63 ha) of mature and old-growth forests.
The Allegheny River is home to a variety of freshwater mussels.
They are also home to rare fishes, including the bluebreast darter (Etheostoma camurum), and the spotted darter (Etheostoma maculatum).
List of Islands
- Crull's Island
- Thompson's Island
- R. Thompson's Island
- Courson Island
- King's Islands
- Baker Islands
- No-Name Island
In popular culture
The area was featured in "Brian Finch's Black Op," the November 3, 2015 episode of Limitless.
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