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Kinzua Creek
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Kinzua Creek in the Allegheny National Forest near the Allegheny Reservoir
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Location of the mouth of Kinzua Creek in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County McKean
Physical characteristics
Main source Cyclone, McKean County, Pennsylvania
2,220 ft (680 m)
41°50′8″N 78°35′13″W / 41.83556°N 78.58694°W / 41.83556; -78.58694
River mouth Allegheny River
Allegheny Reservoir, McKean County, Pennsylvania
1,328 ft (405 m)
41°51′29″N 78°57′13″W / 41.85806°N 78.95361°W / 41.85806; -78.95361
Length 26.5 mi (42.6 km)
Basin features
Basin size 86 sq mi (220 km2)

Kinzua Creek is a 26.5-mile (42.6 km) tributary of the Allegheny River in McKean County, Pennsylvania in the United States.

The upper reaches of the creek pass through Kinzua Bridge State Park, where the creek was spanned by the Kinzua Viaduct until a tornado destroyed the viaduct in 2003.

Kinzua Creek (Native American for "turkey") joins the Allegheny Reservoir 10 miles (16 km) upstream of the city of Warren, a few miles upstream of the Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River. The location is also the former location of Kinzua, an unincorporated community that was wiped out as a result of the construction of the Kinzua Dam; it previously formed the boundary between Kinzua and (West) Corydon before both communities were dissolved in the 1960s.

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