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.

Leaf Peeping and Forest Management Tour   
We invite you to join the Rothrock State Forest staff on Sunday, October 23, 2016, for a public "leaf peeper" and state forest management tour. The tour will begin promptly at noon at the Alan Seeger Picnic Area at the intersection of Bear Meadows Road and Stone Creek Road. Participants will enjoy a scenic and historic bus tour of the Rothrock State Forest. Paul Fagley from Greenwood Furnace State Park will join us and share some history of forest operations and "forest follies" on the district. Enjoy the many colors of fall from several of the Rothrock's scenic vistas, including the North Meadows Road vista overlooking Bear Meadows Bog and Natural Area Landmark. Attendees will also get to see and discuss some of the active forest management on the district. The tour will last approximately three hours. Come dressed for the weather and wear appropriate hiking shoes.   

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.