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Bald Eagle State Forest Advisories

Ground Oak Trail and North Sand Mountain Trail Temporary Closures

January 21, 2019:  Ground Oak and North Sand Mountain trails will be temporarily closed due to nearby logging activities.  For more information on the site, please refer to the Ground Oak and North Sand Mountain Trails Closure Map (PDF).

Link Trail Temporary Closure

January 7, 2019: Link Trail in Potter Township, Centre County, will be temporarily closed due to nearby logging activities.  For more information on the site, please refer to the Link Trail Closure Map (PDF).

Winter Road Conditions

All roads within Bald Eagle State Forest are not maintained for winter weather conditions and users must exercise extreme caution.

State forest roads are “travel at your own risk” and may be designated for snowmobile use. Visitors whose vehicles become stuck will be required to contact a towing/vehicle removal service for road assistance.

Penns Creek Boater and Fisherman Alert

​October 1, 2018: Flood waters have wedged woody debris against the Penns Creek railroad bridge at Poe Paddy tunnel, entirely blocking passage downstream.  Boaters are advised to avoid the area.

Proper signage will be staged at multiple road intersections, and Bureau of Forestry staff will be present to help direct traffic and answer questions throughout the job. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, contact the Bald Eagle State Forest District office at 570-922-3344.

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.