Michaux State Forest


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Michaux Maps

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

 

Michaux State Forest encompasses more than 85,500 acres in the South Mountain area of Cumberland, Franklin and Adams counties. Considered Pennsylvania's "cradle of forestry," Michaux is the site of first forestry school, Mont Alto. The forest is named for the French botanist, Andre Michaux, who discovered and named many plants in the 18th century. 

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Road Closures
Piney Mountain Ridge Road, Spruce Run Haul Road and Mountain Creek Haul Road on the Michaux State Forest have been closed due to muddy road conditions. We do not expect to re-open them before deer season ends.

Grave Ridge ATV Trail Closed
The Grave Ridge ATV Trail is closed for trail improvements. The trail is expected to reopen May 22, 2015. For more information contact the Michaux district office at 717-352-2211 or fd01@pa.gov.

Proposed Decision on Michaux State Forest Target Range 
DCNR is currently reviewing its overall policy on shooting ranges on state parks and state forest lands.

 
Target Range Issues: Background Documents
Michaux State Forest accepted public comments on the Target Range Progress Reports during October and November 2011.

Target Range Report
This report summarizes the work of a task force assessing the feasibility of operating a safe and environmentally and economically sustainable public target range on the Michaux State Forest.

This study develops the objective baseline measures of lead and other contaminants associated with operating a target range site in the vicinity of Long Pine Run Reservoir.

Address questions or concerns on this issue to:
Bureau of Forestry, Forest District 1
10099 Lincoln Way
East Fayetteville, PA 17222-9609

Send email to:  Fd01@pa.gov

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.