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Advisories for Tiadaghton State Forest

Slate Run Road/Joint-Use Snowmobile Trail Closure Update

Due to extremely rainy weather in 2018, Slate Run Road in the northern section of Tiadaghton State Forest experienced multiple landslides. The resulting hazardous conditions necessitated closure of the road in September 2018 -- from the Manor Fork intersection to the Francis Road intersection.

Signs are posted advising travelers of the closure. Travelers (including snowmobilers) to the village of Slate Run from Route 44 should use the Francis Road detour as an alternate route. Slate Run Road is the most direct connector between the Coudersport Pike Snowmobile Trail and the village of Slate Run, where snowmobilers can acquire gasoline, food, and lodging.

Snowmobilers can still access Slate Run village via Francis Road; however, the detour is considerably longer. Please see the Slate Run Road Closure and Detour Map (PDF) for additional information.

Actions to fix Slate Run Road have been ongoing since September, including:

  • Consultations
  • Estimates
  • Core-sampling
  • Site surveying

Additionally, a design consultant/engineering firm has been selected and bids received. DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry continues to work with partners to address technical issues, and hopes to commence repair work as soon as possible. 

Please contact the Tiadaghton State Forest district office at 570-753-5409 with questions or concerns.

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.