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FARNSWORTH CABIN, PA
part ofAllegheny National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewFarnsworth Cabin is tucked away in the Cherry Grove Township, in the northwest portion of Pennsylvania's Allegheny National Forest. Built in the 1930s by the Civil 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, except during winter months when snowfall inhibits road travel. During the winter, guests should have four-wheel drive vehicles and be prepared to deal with possible snow conditions. 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.
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.
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 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.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Traveling on Route 6 coming from the west, turn left onto Cherry Grove Rd. Stay on this route until you see Farnsworth Rd. on your right. Turn right onto Farnsworth Rd. and travel approximately 4 miles, the cabin will be on your left. There is a large sign marking the Trout Hatchery. That is the driveway to the cabin.
If traveling from the east 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 Claredon, the cabin is located approximately where the stream intersects FS Road 154, which is Farnsworth Road.
Mailing Address:FARNSWORTH CABIN
6200 Farnsworth Rd
Clarendon PA 16313
Phone Number:Information: (814)368-4158