Buchanan State Forest

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Buchanan Maps

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


Named in honor of James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, Buchanan State Forest covers 69,703 acres in Franklin, Fulton and Bedford counties. Buchanan’s woodlands straddle the iconic ridges of south-central Pennsylvania.

Road Closures

Abey Road closure, Southampton Township, Bedford County
Buchanan State Forest district office advises forest visitors in the area of Pine Ridge Natural Area and Chaneysville that Abey Road will be closed for bridge replacement. Abey Road will be closed between the intersection with Ragged Mountain Road at the northern end and the intersection with Duffy Road to the south.  The road closure is expected to begin August 19, 2015. The road should reopen by October 31, 2015.

Keefer Road closure, Letterkenny Township, Franklin County
Buchanan State Forest district office advises visitors to the Bear Valley area that a section of Keefer Road between the picnic area and Upper Horse Valley road will be closed for the replacement of two bridges. Routes to access the picnic area are the southern end of Bear Valley Road from Ft Loudon and travel north 11 miles, or the northern end of Bear Valley Road from Upper Strasburg Road and travel south 2.5 miles to the picnic area. Closure is expected to begin August 24, 2015 and be completed by October 30, 2015.

Questions can be directed to the district office at:
Buchanan State Forest
440 Buchanan Trail
McConnellsburg, PA  17233
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.