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Advisories for Elk State Forest

Snowmobile Trail Closures

All snowmobile trails south of Straight Creek are closed due to a bridge replacement project at Navel Hollow.  Please see the 2018-2019 Elk State Forest Snowmobile Trail Closure Map (PDF) for additional information.

Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail Changes Forthcoming

Changes to the Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail in Elk State Forest will safeguard natural resources and enhance the experience of all horseback riders. View the changes and map (PDF).

Snowmobile Trail Re-route

East Branch Dam Trail System has been re-routed between Wildwood Tower Road and Deer Pen Road, Jones Township, Elk County. View the map detailing the new route (PDF).

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.