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
Rock Run Road (Sullivan Co.) - The historic iron through-truss bridge on Rock Run Road over the Loyalsock Creek in the Loyalsock State Forest will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. Lycoming Supply was contracted to perform remediation work on the bridge abutments and to replace the aged wooden decking. Upon removing the old wooden deck, it was found that there was an unsatisfactory amount of deterioration on some critical bridge components that was not discovered during the most recent inspection. Being an historic bridge, there are limitations on what types of repairs can be made in order to ensure its historical integrity. Lycoming Supply and the DCNR Bureau of Facilities Design and Construction are working on some solutions to the problem. Upon approval, the repairs will continue. It is highly unlikely that the bridge will be open for the regular bear and deer rifle seasons, and quite possible it will be closed until spring. Forest users will need to access that portion of the Loyalsock State Forest from PA Route 87 and Rock Run Road (Forks Township) or from PA Route 154 and Loyalsock Road, just west of Worlds End State Park. For more information please contact the Loyalsock State Forest Resource Management Center at 570-946-4049.
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.