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Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area

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Nearest city  Ohiopyle
Area  40 ha
Designated  1973
Phone  +1 717-787-6640
Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area
Location  Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Address  Sr2010, Dunbar, PA 15431, USA
Similar  Ohiopyle State Park, Cucumber Falls, Bear Run Nature Reserve, Ohiopyle Low Bridge, Natural Water Slides

Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area is a 100-acre (40 ha) peninsula with a unique habitat with many rare and unusual, for Pennsylvania, plants. It is part of Ohiopyle State Park, near Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in November 1973 and was named a State Park Natural Area in 1992. These acts will prevent all further development in the peninsula area.


The peninsula is created by a meander in the Youghiogheny River which flows north into Pennsylvania from West Virginia and Maryland carrying seeds from that region. The warmer microclimate inside the river gorge allows these plants to survive. It is a good example of a late successional forest in the Allegheny Mountains.


Ferncliff Peninsula Natural Area Wikipedia

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