Babcock Family Nature Reserve

This preserve features a large wetland complex comprised of hemlock forest, shrub thickets, bogs, and small ponds that form the headwaters of Little Black Brook.

Please note that, in accordance with the sales agreement, portions of the forest may continue to be harvested by the former landowner until 2033.


  • Keating Township, McKean County

Dates Acquired



Approximately 460 acres

Plan Your Visit

GPS Coordinates: 41.80,-78.56

Directions to the Preserve

Interactive Preserve Map


From Ridgway, follow US 219 N for 32 miles. Turn right onto PA 59 E and follow for 7.4 miles. Preserve will be on the left.