Bald Eagle state Forest advisories
Bridge Replacement on Havice Valley Road over Havice Creek
A bridge is scheduled to be replaced on Havice Valley Road over Havice Creek. As soon as the weather permits, construction will begin to replace the current bridge structure with a much needed bridge that does not have a limited weight capacity. The estimated time to complete the project is about three months, but may vary in length based on weather conditions.
At the bridge structure, the road will be closed, not allowing any through traffic. Alternate routes will need to be used during construction. Signage will be in place at each road intersection prior to work being done to deliver the most up-to-date information regarding the project. We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact John Portzline or Matt Beaver at the Bald Eagle State Forest at 570-922-3344.
Partial Closure of Shade mountain Off Highway Motorcycle trail systeM
Due to an active timber sale, the Bald Eagle State Forest will temporarily close a portion of the Shade Mountain Off Highway Motorcycle Trail System. The portion of trail to be closed is highlighted on the following map in yellow:
Shade Mountain Off Highway Motorcycle Trail System Map Showing Section of Trail Closed (PDF)
The affected trail is designated as more difficult and will be closed until completion of the timber sale. The timber sale contract is currently in effect until September 30, 2018. Signs will be posted informing users of the closure.
The balance of the trail system will remain open during the timber sale. Users of the trail system should be aware of active logging operations while using the portion of the trail designated as easiest to the south of Shade Mountain Road.
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.