Rothrock State Forest

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Rothrock Maps

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


Rothrock State Forest is named for Dr. Joseph Trimble Rothrock, a native of Mifflin County and the Commonwealth’s first forestry commissioner. He is recognized as the “Father of Forestry” in Pennsylvania. Rothrock State Forest comprises 96,975 acres that spread across the rugged ridges of Huntingdon, Centre and Mifflin counties.

2016 District Management Acitivity Plan
The district management activity plan is ready and available for public questions and/or feedback. View it here.

Bridge Replacement on Thickhead Mountain Road
The Thickhead Mountain Road in Potter Township, Centre County will be closed to traffic beginning March 14, 2016 for a bridge replacement project. It is anticipated that the road will be closed for three months while this project is being completed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Temporary Restroom Closure at Galbraith Gap and Alan Seeger Parking Areas
The maintenance staff of the Rothrock State Forest is planning to perform some improvements to the restroom facilities at the Galbraith Gap and Alan Seeger parking areas. These improvements include forming and pouring concrete to improve ADA parking spaces and accessibility. This work is slated to begin on Monday, April 25. During this time, the restrooms will be closed to allow the concrete to set and cure. This closure is expected to be one week and all work is weather dependent. We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause.

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.