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.
Loyalsock Trail Detour
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:
Dad Dad Chapman Hunter Access Road is closed to public vehicle access, except during the fall/winter deer hunting seasons. The road was scheduled to be opened on October 3, 2015, but will remain closed due to an active timber sale in the area. The road will be opened once the timber sale has been completed, and remain open until January 9, 2016, weather and road conditions permitting. The road should be opened before the end of October. Please call the Loyalsock State Forest District Office at 570-946-4049 for the most up-to-date information.
Rock Run Road (Sullivan Co.) – The iron bridge over Loyalsock Creek is scheduled for rehab starting on Monday, October 5th. Lycoming Supply will be repairing the Rt. 154 side abutment and spot painting the bridge. The bridge will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic for a period of three weeks, or until repairs are completed. The parking lot near the abutment will also be closed to vehicle parking, and used as a staging area for equipment and materials. Loyalsock Trail users will be required to ford Loyalsock Creek at their own risk, or utilize the Link Trail to avoid the crossing.
High Knob Road from World’s End Road to the loop and Dry Run Road (Sullivan Co.) from Route 87 to the gate – full-width paving and shoulder stabilization by PennDoT may occur the first full or second week of October. Roads will be closed to all traffic during the work day. They anticipate 3-4 days to complete the operation.
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.