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.

Mule Road Closed for Improvement Work 
Beginning Monday, May 23rd, the Rothrock Maintenance staff will be placing limestone on the Mule Road in Logan Township, Huntingdon County. The Mule Road will be closed during working hours between 7 am and 5 pm to protect employees and the public. Expect heavy volumes of truck traffic in this area especially on the Diamond Valley, Mule and Tram Roads. It is anticipated that this work will take 4 days to complete. Thank you for your cooperation.

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. 

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.