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Rothrock State Forest Advisories

Tar Kiln Road Closure

Tar Kiln Road (Trough Creek Division) will be closed due to construction work from the Youth Forestry Camp to the Tar Kiln/John Bum Road intersection beginning Monday, May 13, 2019, at 6:00 A.M. Please contact the district office at 814-643-2340 with questions.

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.