Bald Eagle State Forest

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Bald Eagle Maps

Detailed maps can help you plan your trip. Download the public use map and other trail and recreational activity maps.


Bald Eagle State Forest, named for the famous Native American, Chief Bald Eagle, includes 193,424 acres in Snyder, Union, Centre, Mifflin, and Clinton counties. It spans across the high, sharp ridges of central Pennsylvania and features miles pristine mountain streams and numerous tracts of old growth forest.

2016 District Management Acitivity Plan
The district management activity plan is ready and available for public questions and/or feedback. View it here.

Bridge Work on Swift Run Road near Short Mt. Road
Bridge construction on Swift Run Road near the Short Mountain Road intersection will begin on June 1, 2016. At that time the bridge will be closed for reconstruction until Fall of 2016. Signage will be in place at numerous intersections indicating the closure. Please plan travel routes accordingly.

Road Work on Thomas Dam Road
A road resurfacing project will be conducted on Thomas Dam Road starting the week of June 27, 2016 and will likely last three days in length. The road resurfacing will begin at the bridge on state forest land and go through private land to the blacktop just east of the boy scout camp. There will be delays and closures during this time due to heavy truck traffic and a paver laying aggregate. The road should be opened each evening allowing for traffic. There is a possibility that these dates could change depending on weather conditions.

Don't Move Firewood
To help protect the forest from invasive insects that can kill trees and devastate the ecosystem, please do not transport firewood over long distances. Firewood can harbor insects such as emerald ash borer. Cut or purchase your firewood where you intend to burn it.