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

Rothrock district staff plan to place limestone on the Coopers Gap Road, Brown Township, Mifflin County starting Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  This schedule is weather dependent and may be delayed due to rain. The Coopers Gap Road will be closed to traffic during the work day and visitors can expect a high volume of truck traffic and possible delays within the area of Woodland.  All roads will be open to traffic at the end of each work day. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Watershed Road off Charter Oak Road (PA Route 1029) in Barree Township, Huntingdon County is closed due to a culvert failure and subsequent road collapse. Visitors use this road to access Penn State's Leading Ridge Watershed Research Unit, Stone Valley Forest and adjacent Rothrock State Forest lands. Although public vehicle traffic is prohibited on Watershed Road, outdoor recreation, including hunting, is still permitted in accordance with Pennsylvania laws and Penn State and DCNR-Bureau of Forestry rules and regulations. Visitors accessing the area on foot should not park vehicles blocking the gate at the road entrance. Construction vehicles will need to use the road during culvert construction and road repair. Questions regarding the progress of repairs can be directed to the Penn State Forestland Management Office at 814-865-7422, 814-865-6272 or

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.