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.

Pleasant Stream Road, from Masten Road downstream to the state forest boundary is the only State Forest road that remains closed after the severe damage caused by flooding by during Tropical Storm Lee. The final phase of repair began July 10, 2014. Due to heavy construction traffic from Masten downstream to the worksite, the road will remain closed for safety reasons. We anticipate the repairs will be completed and the road reopened by mid-August 2014.

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 (SR 4001). 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.