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Advisories for Elk State Forest

Elk Closures Due to COVID-19

Please see the DCNR alert details regarding state forest closures due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

East Dam Branch Area Snowmobile Trail Closure

The East Branch Dam Area snowmobile trail system will close for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season, effective Wednesday, March 4, 2020, for a bridge replacement project on Doe Run. The Doe Run Bridge Replacement Map (PDF) provides a view of the affected area.

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.