Tioga State Forest


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Tioga Maps

Detailed maps can help you plan your trip. Download the public use map and other trail and recreational activity maps.

 

Tioga State Forest derives its name from the Seneca phrase "meeting of two rivers." It covers 161,890 acres in Bradford and Tioga counties. The forest hosts the Pine Creek Gorge, also known as the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania." Tioga features awe-inspiring views and miles of clean, cool streams, like Cedar Run and Babbs Creek and is one of eight state forests located in the PA Wilds region.


Tioga State Forest Bridge Projects

The Tioga State Forest will undertake three bridge projects on State Forest lands in 2016.

The bridge on Painter-Leetonia Road over Four Mile Run will be replaced Work is expected to start April 1, 2016 and will take several months to complete. Detour routes will be in place.
The bridge in Leetonia (Leetonia Rd) over Cedar Run will be re-decked. Work is expected to start in the spring of 2016 and last approximately one month. Detour routes will be in place.
The bridge on Colton Rd over Pine Creek will have work done on the bridge abutments. This work will start in the late summer of 2016 and last several months. Traffic will be limited to one lane at times.
Questions regarding the bridge projects can be addressed to the Tioga State Forest District Office at (570) 724-2868.
 
Campfires Restricted

Effective immediately the Tioga Forest Distrcit is restricting campfires on the Tioga State Forest due to current and predicted weather conditions. Campfires are only permitted in designated metal fire rings at Asaph, Tiadaghton, Hoffman and County Bridge campgrounds and must be extinguished if unattended. For more information please contact the Tioga State Forest District Office at (570) 724-2868.

Road Closures

Kniffen Ridge Haul Road has been closed for road improvement work. Although previously listed as open for hunting this work necessitates closing the road for the rest of the year. Any questions regarding road closings can be addressed at the Tioga State Forest District Office at (570) 724-2868.

Pine Creek Rail Trail Closing - Marsh Creek Access To Tiadaghton Campground
Beginning November 23, 2015 the Tioga State Forest will be removing hazard trees along Pine Creek Rail Trail from Marsh Creek Access to Tiadaghton Campground.  This section of the trail will be closed until the hazard trees have been removed.  The contractor is expected to complete this project by May 31, 2016.  For more information contact DCNR Bureau of Forestry Tioga State Forest at (570) 724-2868. 

Other Trail Closings
Old Supply Trail and Quarry Trail are closed due to a combination of road conditions and active timber sales.
 

2016 District Management Activity Plan
The district management activity plan is ready and available for public questions and/or feedback. View it here.

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.