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Bald Eagle state Forest Advisories

Stover Gap Road Closure

A road resurfacing project will be conducted on approximately 4.6 miles of Stover Gap Road from the intersections of Pine Creek Hollow Road and Route 192 in Haines Township, Centre county. The project is expected to begin on Monday, August 6, and may take a few weeks to complete depending on weather. Motorists should expect delays and closures during this time. The road may be closed down in sections overnight, but will be opened for weekend travel. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Havice Valley Road Closure

Havice Valley Road will be closed to through-traffic for an estimated two to three months, beginning May 14, for a bridge replacement over Havice Creek. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route. Please contact John Portzline or Matt Beaver at the Bald Eagle State Forest district office at 570-922-3344 for more information.

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.