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.

Croyle Run Trail to Close  
Beginning Friday, August 19, 2016, Croyle Run Trail on the Rothrock State Forest will be closed. This closure is expected to last three to four weeks. Trail construction will be conducted to eliminate significant erosion issues. During construction the trail will be unsafe for travel. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Ban on Open Fires Rescinded 
With the recent precipitation the area has been receiving, the previously issued ban on open fires has been rescinded. Thank you for your cooperation. Please continue to be careful with any campfires you may choose to enjoy while experiencing the wonders of the Rothrock State Forest.

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, August 15, 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. This project has been postponed until Fall of 2016 or Spring 2017.

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.