Advisories for Tioga State Forest
Sand Road Closure
Effective Tuesday, February 6, 2024: Sand Road in Shippen Township, Tioga County will be closed for construction and logging activities until further notice.
Reservations Required at Asaph and County Bridge Campgrounds
Effective January 1, 2024: If you wish to camp at Asaph or County Bridge, you must reserve your site through the
Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests Reservation website.
The honor envelope system has been discontinued.
Stay Alert for ATVs on Roads
Tioga 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.
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:
- Electric motor less than 750 watts
- Fully functional pedals
- Weight not exceeding 75 lbs.
- Maximum speed less than 20 mph
- 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.
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.