Loyalsock State Forest
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.
2015 Planned Road Closures & Road Maintenance Activities
Loyalsock State Forest maintenance crews and contractors temporarily close State Forest roads to perform road maintenance activities, such as, culvert replacements, resurfacing, bridge work and other necessary tasks. The following roads have work scheduled for 2015 and may be closed temporarily, during the work day or overnight:
Dry Run Road (Sullivan County) – culvert replacements, ditch/drainage work, and full-depth reclamation of the paved section from the Hillsgrove Maintenance Station up to the east end of the pavement past the picnic area (1.0 miles) will occur in May/June. Asphalt paving from Rt. 87 to the parking lot (.25 miles) will occur in September.
High Knob Road – from World’s End Road to the intersection with Dry Run Road, ditch/drainage work will occur in July/August. Asphalt paving (2.25 miles) will occur in September.
Pleasant Stream Road – from the Masten Camping Area down to the State Forest boundary line (6.0 miles), culvert replacements, ditch/drainage work, and patch resurfacing will occur in May/June. Dependent on funding, full-width resurfacing may occur in September/October, OR May/June 2016.
Rock Run Road (Sullivan County) – metal truss bridge over Loyalsock Creek will be cleaned, repaired, re-decked, and spot painted, along with repairs to the bridge abutments. The bridge will be closed to vehicle and foot traffic during construction which will occur in July/August. Dependent on funding, a 1.0 mile section from the bridge over Loyalsock Creek north to the intersection with Loyalsock road will be resurfaced in September/October 2015, OR May/June of 2016.
Shanerburg Road – culvert replacement approximately 1.0 mile east of the Mineral Spring Road intersection will occur in July/August.
Loyalsock Road – culvert replacement at the High Rock Run stream crossing will occur in July/August.
Grays Run Road – bridge rehab between the four corners and Long Run Road will occur in mid to late May. One-way traffic patterns on Hagerman Run Road, Brown Road, and Long Run Road will be adjusted to allow access to two-way traffic during construction.
Unplanned road closures for maintenance activities and weather emergencies can occur throughout the year, so calling in advanced of your visit to the Loyalsock State Forest is always a good idea. Other road maintenance projects which don’t require a road closure, also occur throughout the year. For your safety and the safety of our workers, please observe and obey traffic signage.
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.