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Hammersley Wild Area

Hammersley Wild Area

Thirteen miles of the 85 mile looped Susquehannock hiking trail travels thru the 30 thousand acre Hammersley Wild Area.
The "Hammersley" is the largest roadless area in Pennsylvania & lies in southern Potter County.

Located in Susquehannock State Forest, the 30,253-acre Hammersley Wild Area is a series of wooded valleys containing more than 51 square miles of roadless land.
The wild nature of the lands supports abundant wildlife, and lack of development has produced pristine streams with wild trout.
Although most of the area was logged in the early 1900s, several acres were left untouched and now support old growth hemlock trees three to four feet in diameter.
The entire area is forested with some of the best examples of mature woodland in the Commonwealth.

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KK 18-Jan-2011 23:02
If I am not mistaken - this area is close to what I came to know the "Big Hole" area just upstream from an old "Green Camp" -
I learned to fly fish on this stream and have many memories hiking up behind my Dad, Uncle, and two brothers.
Amazing - I have been thinking a lot of this place lately - have many memories of getting the old scout stuck, walking into rattle snakes, and listening to stories from my Dad about my Uncle catching a 24" trout at this location in the 60's before my Dad headed to Thieland...
kelly emeigh 15-Jul-2010 00:07
this rock is where my buddies from the cove would camp at when we went backpacking there in the early 80's, also my wife and I spent our honeymoon here with our St. Bernard.what precious memories. great photo. I have a few like it.
jethro 03-Dec-2008 04:15
I hiked the Susquehannock Trail System loop in the early 80s, and the Hammersley Pool is one of my favorite memories of the trip. Thanks for the beautiful photo!
whisperingwillow 23-Sep-2008 23:30
I grew up in Cross Fork. This picture brings back memories. Awesome pictures.
Len Noble 05-Sep-2008 21:15
Enjoyed talking with you in Galeton at their first stab at a August Fest. Thank you for letting me pick your brain. I enjoy outdoor photography and only hope that I could come close to your talent.
Len from Pottstown
Ken Taylor 08-May-2006 02:13
This brings back Memorirs
Ashley Hockenberry25-Nov-2005 18:00