Tuscarora State Forest

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Tuscarora Maps

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

Golden eagle landing

Golden Eagle Migration Project

See what West Virginia University researchers caught with "camera traps" in a remote forest clearing - presented in a 9.85 MB pdf.


Tuscarora State Forest derives its name from Tuscarora Mountain, which was named for the Iroquois-nation tribe that once inhabited the area. Comprising 96,025 acres, the Tuscarora includes tracts in Cumberland, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Perry counties.The forest spans across the heart of south-central Pennsylvania's distinctive ridges and mountain gaps.

Researchers from West Virginia University are currently monitoring the migration of golden eagles along the ridges of the Tuscarora State Forest. You can view photos documenting the activities of golden eagles, bald eagles and other wildlife of Penn’s Woods through the adjacent link.

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2017 District Management Activity Plan
The district management activity plan is ready and available for public questions and/or feedback. View it here.

Road Closures
Visitors can expect to encounter log trucks along Pine Ridge Road, East Licking Drive and Laurel Run Road from its intersection with Three Square Hollow Road to the intersection with Back Hollow Road (Township Road 300)  until further notice.

Volunteer Opportunities
Download, fill out, and submit these forms to participate in volunteer projects on the Tuscarora State Forest. For more information contact volunteer cordinator Dave Aurand at the district office. Email: daaurand@pa.gov or phone 717-536-3191.

 Adopt a Campsite Adopt a Trail
 Adopt a Vista Big Spring Picnic Area Oversight
 Flat Rock Trail Erosion Control Project Flat Rock Trail Maintenance
 Hemlock Trail Maintenance Patterson Run Trail Maintenance
 Rim Trail Maintenance River Island Campsites
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.