ANF opens roads for hunting access

The USDA Forest Service — Allegheny National Forest will open designated forest roads for hunter access between through Feb. 21, unless otherwise noted.

Traditionally gated roads are opened each fall to allow preseason scouting and hunting during regular seasons.

The list is available on the ANF website under the Maps and Publications section at www.fs.usda.gov/main/allegheny/maps-pubs on the bottom right side of the page.

Hunters may also pick up a copy outside of any of the ANF’s offices.

Please note that only the main roads and listed spur roads are open. Side roads are closed to vehicle traffic. Roads may be closed at any time due to weather, unsafe conditions, or to protect resources.

Disabled hunter roads are only open for use by hunters possessing a Disabled Persons Permit issued by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The ANF’s Motor Vehicle Use Map contains current road policy. Maps are available on the ANF website under the Maps and Publications section at www.fs.usda.gov/main/allegheny/maps-pubs.

Non-motorized use, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding, is always permitted on closed roads. Off-highway vehicle (ATVs, motorcycles) use is not permitted off the designated ATV/OHM trail system at any time.

Hunter access road statuses can change at any time. For more information, contact the Ranger District offices at:

¯ Bradford Ranger District; (814) 363-6000

¯ Marienville Ranger District; (814) 927-5700.


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