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Established Camping

Farnsworth Cabin

About

USDA Forest Service

Allegheny National Forest

Overview

Farnsworth Cabin is tucked away in the northwest portion of Pennsylvania's Allegheny National Forest. Built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the stone cabin is conveniently located 8.5 miles northwest of Sheffield. It was renovated in 2010 and now provides a variety of modern amenities, including electricity and heating, as well as telephone service, Direct TV, and internet. Visitors to the area enjoy fishing, hunting and viewing wildlife. The cabin can be accessed by vehicle, however mud during the rainy seasons can inhibit road travel. They should be aware of current weather conditions and the weather during their stay. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring some of their own supplies.

Recreation

A dam was also built at the hatchery in the 1930s, to slow and divert water flowing in the stream to the concrete raceways and ponds to provide cold water habitat to raise young trout fingerlings. Although fishing is not permitted in the hatchery ponds or raceways, nearby Farnsworth Stream is stocked and fishing is permitted. Guests are expected to respect the trout hatchery. Absolutely no fishing in the ponds or raceways. The trout can be viewed, but nothing should be disturbed. The Hickory Creek Wilderness Area is just a few miles from the cabin. Chapman Lake in Chapman State Park, which is adjacent to the forest, Allegheny River and Tionesta Creek are also within a short distance of the cabin. Hunting on the area's ample public lands is also enjoyed by visitors to the area.

Facilities

The two-bedroom cabin is fully accessible and includes a kitchen, living room and bathroom. Two queen-size beds, two sets of bunks and a sofa sleeper are provided with mattresses, to accommodate up to eight people. The kitchen has a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave, basic pots and pans, cooking and eating utensils, dishes, a small crock pot and a coffee maker. A table, chairs and other seating throughout the house is also provided.The cabin is equipped with electricity and electric forced air heating. There is a television and dvd player, along with Direct TV. Wireless internet is also available. An electric fireplace is also provided. The cabin has running water and indoor plumbing, including hot and cold running water, a flush toilet and shower.Outside is a yard with a fire ring, picnic table, outdoor furniture and a charcoal grill. Guests are required to clean the cabin, including dishes and floors, and carry out all trash prior to leaving. Basic cleaning supplies and equipment are available at the cabin.Guests will need to bring their own bedding, pillows, bath and kitchen towels, dish soap, food and beverages, including coffee supplies, garbage bags and other necessities. While the cabin can accommodate up to eight people, it more comfortably suits four to six people.

Natural Features

The cabin is set in a partially shaded area that has black cherry and beech trees, scattered hemlock and clumps of oak, maple and birch. In the nearby Hickory Creek area, there is an understory of abundant wildflowers, ferns, shrubs and mosses. Large white pine can be found scattered in open areas. Bears, deer, turkeys, barred owls, and pileated woodpecker are common in the area. Small native brook trout can be found in the Farnsworth Stream, as well as other area creeks and streams, of which there are plenty.

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For facility specific information, please call (814) 363-9090.

Charges & Cancellations

Cancellations or changes must be made through Recreation.gov

Fee Info

<ul> <li>Fee to reserve is $145 per night for 4 people. $10.00 per night for additional people above the four. You will receive an email, or call, Allegheny Site Management with a credit card for deposit. Also, a $25 per pet, per stay will be charged at this time. Please call the office with any questions, 814.363.9090</li> </ul>
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Location

Farnsworth Cabin is located in Pennsylvania

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Directions

If traveling on Route 6, in the town of Claredon, turn at the street light onto Railroad Road, continue toward Chapman Dam. Turn left on Farnsworth Rd., travel approximately 7 miles and the cabin will be on your right, look for the Trout Hatchery sign. For details, click here, look for Clarendon, the cabin is located approximately where the stream intersects Forest Road 154, which is Farnsworth Road.

Address

6200 Farnsworth Rd
Clarendon, PA 16313

Coordinates

41.7102778 N
79.165 W

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