Forbes State Forest

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Forbes Maps

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Forbes State Forest was named for Gen. John Forbes, who, in 1758, ordered the construction of a road from Bedford to Fort Pitt for the British Army's attack on Fort Duquesne. The forest comprises 15 tracts totaling almost 59,000 acres in Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties. Forbes spreads across the high ridges of the Laurel Highlands, including the 3,213-ft. Mt. Davis, the highest point in PA.

Laurel Mountain State Park Ski Area Closed
Laurel Mountain State Park is currently under construction. The Ski Area Facilities and surrounding areas including the roads are closed and off limits to the public. For your safety, please observe signage and for various reasons, stay out of the construction zones on the mountain. This closure will remain in effect until completion of the project.  Thank you.
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.