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​Advisories for Tioga State Forest

Wilson Maintenance Division, Parking Access for Snowmobilers

Parking is very limited in the lot across from the Wilson Maintenance Division facility on Colton Road due to construction of new maintenance buildings.  

Snowmobilers should plan accordingly and be prepared to find an alternate parking location.

ATV Regional Trail Connector Pilot: 

Deadman’s Hollow Road to Colton Point State Park

ATVs will be permitted to ride to the boundary of Colton Point State Park via Deadman’s Hollow Road; however, the road will be gated at this point.

ATV riders will need to park on the side of the road and walk the remaining distance to the overlook (approx. 3/8-mile).

Tioga State Forest and Colton Point State Park are cooperating to install a parking loop the summer of 2021, which will be situated closer to the overlook and reduce the length of the walk.

The overlook will be connected to the parking loop by a foot path. This access improvement project most likely will not be complete until the 2022 riding season.

Deadman’s Hollow Road will be closed to through traffic into the park beginning Friday, July 16, 2021. Alternative routes into the park are available.

Owasee Road Closure

Owasee Road in Tioga County will be closed Sunday, August 1, 2021, through Thursday, September 30, 2021 for road repairs. Please contact the district office with questions.

E-Bikes on the Pine Creek Rail Trail

Please be aware only Class 1 E-bikes are permitted for use on the Pine Creek Rail Trail. Please be courteous of other trail users and practice good trail etiquette.  

Class 1 E-bikes are permitted on approved mountain bike trails and roads, provided they meet all the following standards:

  1. Electric motor less than 750 watts
  2. Fully functional pedals
  3. Weight not exceeding 75 lbs.
  4. Maximum speed less than 20 mph
  5. Does not have capacity to be completely self-propelled (must be pedaled to engage electric motor)

Class 2 and 3 E-bikes are not permitted on trails and roads in state forests.

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.