Loyalsock State Forest


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Loyalsock Maps

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

 

Loyalsock State Forest is named for the Loyalsock Creek, a scenic freestone stream that winds through the heart of its 114,552 acres. The forest spans across the northern tier's "Endless Mountains" and features flaming fall foliage and cascading waterfalls.


Road Closures
Before traveling visitors should contact the Resource Management Center for updates at 570-946-4049 or by email to fd20@pa.gov.

High Knob and Dry Run State Forest Roads, Sullivan County.  Revised September 5, 2014
Both High Knob road and Dry Run road will be closed in their entirety, State Route 87 to World’s End road, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. through Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to accommodate milling and patch-paving damaged sections of the paved road.  There will be no thru traffic or access to High Knob Vista.  Since scheduled road repairs can change for a variety of reasons, please call the District Office for the latest updates if you have travel plans in the affected area.

Pleasant Stream State Forest Road, is now open to public travel, camping (permit required), and firewood cutting (permit required).  The final repairs to fix damage caused by flooding in 2010 and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 were completed on August 15, 2014.  While the road is open and travelable, there are sections that still remain rough, soft, and muddy.  Drivers should use caution when navigating the road, especially those with low ground clearance vehicles.

Hoagland Branch Road, a township road that accesses state forest land, damaged during Tropical Storm Lee, is closed from the intersection with Dry Run township road down to the first bridge coming in from Elk Creek road (Sr4001). Repairs to fix or replace three bridges and the washed out road sections began in June 2014.  The project schedule indicates the final bridge replacement will be completed in August 2015.

 
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.