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ATV Riding in Sproul State Forest

ATV Management Area

The ATV Management Area has been designated for ATV use during certain seasons of the year.

Whiskey Springs ATV Trail is 50 miles and Bloody Skillet ATV Trail measures 38 miles. Within the area, riding surfaces vary from single track woods trails to stony, unreclaimed strip mine sites. The area has many challenging looped trails for several days of riding.

All roads and trails outside the area are closed to ATVs, year round.

The ATV Management Area is open from the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September.

The area is reopened from the end of muzzleloader season until April 1, then closed from April 1 until the Friday before Memorial Day.

Whiskey Springs ATV Trail

The Whiskey Springs ATV Trail (PDF) provides 50 miles of summer and winter trail riding and is located southeast of Kettle Creek State Park.

Trailhead access is from SR 120 in Westport along Kettle Creek for approximately 1.5 miles then North on Two-Mile Road.

Trails are open to registered Class II ATVs less than 64 inches in width and less than 1,800 pounds.

Bloody Skillet ATV Trail

The Bloody Skillet ATV Trail (PDF) provides 38 miles of summer and winter trails.

Access from SR 144 approximately 19 miles north of the Snow Shoe Exit of US Route 80. Turn right onto De Haas Road and travel 5.3 miles South, to the Northern Terminus Trailhead.

Trails are open to registered Class II ATVs less than 64 inches in width and less than 1,800 pounds.

Dust Advisory for ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot

Roads are exceptionally dusty due to extremely dry conditions. To help minimize this issue, please consider these actions:

  • Ride in small groups to keep dust down.
  • If you are part of a large group, please consider postponing your ride until a later date.
  • Opt to ride only the state forest trail system.

The Regional ATV Connector Pilot is a partnership between local municipalities, PennDOT, and DCNR to make long distance riding opportunities available.

It takes all of these partners to make these connections possible, so reducing impacts during these extreme conditions is very important to the long-term sustainability of the program.