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Rothrock State Forest Advisories

Alan Seeger Road Closure

Alan Seeger Road (Jackson Township, Huntingdon County) is closed due to a bridge replacement project over Standing Stone Creek. The estimated date of completion (PennDOT) is Monday, September 30, 2019.

An alternate route from Route 26 to access Alan Seeger Natural Area is Millers Road.

Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which is always fatal to deer and elk, has been detected in all, or portions of Rothrock State Forest.

Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.

More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture websites. In addition, the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides information about deer processors in the DMA.

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.