Tuscarora State Forest
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.
2016 District Management Acitivity Plan
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.