The Karl B. Guss State Forest Picnic Area, established in the early 1960's, is located in northwestern Juniata County along East Licking Creek Drive. It provides facilities for picnicking and fishing and includes a playfield. Much of this area is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Big Spring Picnic Area is tucked in the side of Conococheague Mountain, Picnic tables pavilions are available on a first-come–first-served basis. A short loop trail leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel with historic interpretation at the trailhead. Big Spring also provides access to the Iron Horse Trail for day and overnight hiking in the surrounding state forest.