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Advisories for Susquehannock State Forest

Stay Alert for ATVs on Roads

Susquehannock State Forest participates in the ATV Pilot program, which includes some PennDOT and township roads in addition to legal opportunities on state forest trails and roads.

Motorists are advised to stay alert for ATVs, crossings, and signage.

Please see the 2023 ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot map to view the pilot route.

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.

Rausch Road Closure

Rausch Road will be closed for road work every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from Tuesday, May 30, 2023, through Friday, June 30, 2023.

Closures will be in effect from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

ATV Pilot riders who wish to travel in the Haneyville area will need to target parking areas south of the closure since a connection from the Germania area will not be possible on active construction days.

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.