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.

Road Closures

Starting Monday, September 15, the Musser Gap parking area and trail, located in Ferguson Twp. Centre County, will be closed for trail maintenance work.  This temporary closure will be in effect Monday through Thursday and is expected to last two weeks.  This closure is necessary to protect both the public and employees.  The area will be gated and signs posted during periods of active operations.  The maintenance staff of the Rothrock apologizes for this temporary inconvenience.

Rehab work on the Crowfield Road bridge at Penn Roosevelt State Park continues. A detour through the camping area at Penn Roosevelt has been established.

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.