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Loyalsock State Forest Advisories

Public Input Sought for Sullivan County Recreation Plan

Sullivan County is in the process of creating a Comprehensive Recreation, Parks and Greenways Plan. A large portion of Loyalsock State Forest, as well as World's End State Park and Rickett's Glen State parks are in Sullivan County.  

If you would like to provide input, please take a few minutes to complete an online survey found here.

 If you have specific information about your favorite places that you would like to share with the planning team, you can map your comments on the project WikiMapping page.

Camping and Fuelwood Permits

Remote fulfillment of camping and 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:

  • 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.

Flood Damaged Area

Lycoming County -- Roads closed to motor vehicles include:

Pleasant Stream Road is closed except for the section referred to as Upper Pleasant Stream Road, from Masten upstream to Dry Run Road (Fox Township).

The section from Route 14 to Long Run is under construction with expected finish date in September, 2021.

From Long Run to Masten, the road is under construction with expected finish date of June, 2021.

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, and be sure to burn it all in the locale where it was cut or bought.