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.

Musser Gap Closure Notification 
District staff will be resurfacing the Musser Gap Trailhead parking area and access lane beginning on June 28, 2016. This project will likely last through Wednesday, June 29, 2016. While this project is active, access to the trailhead via SR 45 will be closed. The start and conclusion of this project will be weather dependent. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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. 

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.