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

Laurel Run Road – Rothrock State Forest staff plan to re-grade and compact a section of Laurel Run Road through Whipple Dam State Park in Jackson Township, Huntingdon County starting Monday, August 3 through August 6. This schedule is weather dependent and could be delayed by rain. This work will impact Whipple Dam State Park visitor entrances. Laurel Run Road will be closed to traffic during the work day and park visitors should use the winter access entrance during this time.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
The northern end of Laurel Run Road near the Bear Meadows Road intersection in Harris Township, Centre County will be closed to through traffic beginning August 3, 2015 to replace a failing culvert. This work is anticipated to take about one month.  No run-around will be 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.