Elk State Forest

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Elk Maps

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

Elk State Forest derives its name from the great numbers of elk that once thrived in the area. Located mainly in Elk and Cameron counties, it comprises almost 217,000 acres of northern hardwood forest. Today, visitors can once again see elk in the meadows and openings scattered throughout the state forest. This is one of eight state forests located in the PA Wilds region and features the Elk Country Visitor Center and a portion of the Elk Scenic Drive.

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2017 District Management Activity Plan
The district management activity plan is ready and available for public questions and/or feedback. View it here.  

Snowmobile Trail Re-route
East Branch Dam Trail System has been re-routed between Wildwood Tower Road and Deer Pen Road, Jones Township, Elk County. Download a map detailing the new route.
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.