Michaux State Forest
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.
Birch Run Road Closure
2017 District Management Activity Plan
Recreational Trail Assessment
A study of the Michaux State Forest trail system current and future recreational trail use. View it here.
Draft Michaux State Forest Target Range Management Plan released
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Send email to: Fd01@pa.gov
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 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.
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.