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.

2017 District Management Acitivity Plan
The district management activity plan is ready and available for public questions and/or feedback. View it here.

Conservation Volunteer Work Day   
The Rothrock State Forest will be holding a Conservation Volunteer Work Day on Sunday, November 6, 2016 with a continuation of treatment of Eastern hemlock trees in another block of the Bear Meadows Natural Area. Our goal this round is to successfully treat a little over 150 of the largest hemlocks growing in this area. The work day will begin at 9:00 am and we will meet at the parking area at the intersection of Bear Meadows Road and North Meadows Road (gated). We will conduct sign-in from 9:00 am until 9:15 am and proceed up North Meadows Raod to the work site. We will be breaking into groups and then going over safety guidance. We will break for lunch at 12:30 pm, which the forest district will provide for volunteers. All equipment will be provided, including nitrile gloves for those that will be handing tablets. Please bring work gloves and wear proper footwear, such as hiking boots. This will be a rain or shine event so please bring raingear if rain is in the forecast.

Please RSVP to the district office no later than close of business on November 3, 2016 via email at or by calling 814-643-2340 so that we can plan accordingly for work groups and lunches. Please notify us of any special dietary needs when you RSVP. 

Culvert Replacements on Boal Gap Road and Krise Valley Road 
Beginning Monday, August 22, 2016 culvert replacements will begin on the northern end of Boal Gap Road and on the western end of Krise Valley Road in Potter Township, Centre County. During this project expect heavy volumes of truck traffic and these roads will be closed for at least two months to thru traffic. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Spruce Mountain Road Closure Notification 
Beginning Monday, September 19, 2016 a culvert replacement project will begin on the northern end of Spruce Mountain Road in Brown Township, Mifflin County. During this project expect heavy volumes of truck traffic and the road will be closed for at least two months to thru traffic. 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.