A little-known gem of northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York, the Kinzua
Reservoir offers an idyllic place to fly a seaplane.  The reservoir was formed with the
construction of the Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River in the 1950's.  Today, its
waters are recognized as a National Recreation Area while its hills are part of the
Allegheny National Forest.  There are various water-only accessible campsites open
to boaters and seaplanes.  Seaplane visitors should note that the New York portion of
the reservoir is part of the Seneca Nation and is not open to seaplane operations
(although on-water taxing would be permitted under boating rules).
Our Campsite for the night  
Edwin Tech Seaplane Photo Galleries
2005 Trip to the Kinzua Reservoir near Warren Pennsylvania
From across the inlet
Dam water level is controlled to +-2 feet in 24 hours during the summer
Aircraft is tied-down with 3 lines to limit back-and-forth motion
Note the three home-made 'bumpers' hanging from the float to hold the airplane off the rocks
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