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​​Loyalsock State Forest Advisories

Upper Pleasant Stream Road Closure and Old Loggers Path Detour

A short section of Upper Pleasant Stream Road -- linking Mill Creek Road to Masten Road -- will be closed this summer from Monday, May 27, 2024, through Wednesday, September 11, 2024, for a bridge replacement.

Due to the lack of adequate space, there will be no temporary construction bypass.​​

The bridge replacement also will force a short detour and stream crossing of the Old Loggers Path.

The 2024 Old Loggers Path Detour Map​ (PDF) provides additional information about the​ closure and detour.

Visitors to the Masten Campground and Old Loggers Path Trailhead should plan to travel in from Route 14, or from Ellenton Mountain Road using Masten Road.

The road closure will prevent access from the Route 87 corridor (Proctor, Hillsgrove).

We apologize for any inconvenience as we make these improvements.

Fuelwood Permits

Remote fulfillment fuelwood permits can be accommodated by contacting the Loyalsock State Forest district office.

Relevant forms will be provided and electronically submitted via email.

Avoid Active Construction Zones

State forest visitors are reminded that it is unlawful and dangerous to enter active construction zones. Construction zones are clearly defined and public entry is prohibited. Construction work areas include:

  • Beginning Monday, May 27, 2024​, Upper ​Pleasant Stream Road

General Road Closures

Unplanned road closures for maintenance activities and weather emergencies can occur throughout the year, so calling or emailing in advance of your visit to the Loyalsock State Forest is always a good idea. Contact the Resource Management Center for updates at 570-946-4049.

Other road maintenance projects which don't require a road closure also occur throughout the year. For your safety and the safety of our workers, please observe and obey traffic signage.

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 and spotted lanternfly. Cut or purchase your firewood where you intend to burn it.