Weiser State Forest
Weiser State Forest is located in the ridge-and-valley region of eastern PA. Named for the frontier diplomat, Conrad Weiser, the forest covers almost 30,000 acres on 16 tracts throughout the region. Weiser also encompasses a series of river islands on the Susquehanna River called the Sheets Island Archipelago.
Weiser Words Newsletter Dec. 2013
Working Forest Tour
Weiser State Forest staff will offer a tour of an active timber harvest on the Roaring Creek Tract on June 18 at 6:15 p.m. explaining the silvicultural treatments applied. The tour will start at the Route 54 parking area. Download a flyer for registration information.
Weiser Forest District is conducting a silvicultural treatment on 148 acres adjacent to Roaring Creek Trail. Details are provided in a linked notice. If you have further questions please contact the district office at 570-875-6450 or email FD18@pa.gov.
Snowmobilers and other recreational visitors are advised that logging and timber hauling activity is anticipated on Lykens Road and the Schreffler Road / Preserve Line Trail in the Haldeman Tract of the Weiser State Forest (northern Dauphin County) Contact the District office at 570-875-6450 for more information.
Most of the Weiser State Forest tracts are located on ridges and valleys. Access can be challenging and difficult to many of the parcels. Visitors should be physically prepared and properly dressed when planning a trip to these areas. A number of the tracts are accessible by foot travel only. Several of our tracts contain roads maintained for public access. Visitors should use caution because many of our roads are on steep hillsides making them susceptible to rough conditions and unsuitable for low clearance vehicles. Roads do become icy because they do not receive winter maintenance.
The Weiser State Forest-Roaring Creek Tract in southern Columbia and Northumberland Counties is a special regulated area because of restrictions placed on the deed at the time of purchase. Visitors should familiarize themselves with these special rules posted at the entrances to the parcel.
The Port Clinton Tract located in Southern Schuylkill County is considered a protected area for timber rattlesnakes. The taking of rattlesnakes is prohibited on this tract, including individuals holding a valid rattlesnake permit.
The district has oversight of those river islands within the district where the DCNR holds title along the North, West and Main stems of the Susquehanna River. State Forest Rules and Regulations apply on these lands. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Regulations apply for fishing and boating.
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.