Forest Supervisor Orders

As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors.

These rules are available to you on-line below or at any office of the Allegheny National Forest. Please take time to read and understand them. If you have additional questions please call your local Forest Service Office for clarification.

In addition, the Forest Supervisor may issue Special Orders and Closures that will close or restrict the use of certain areas if the need arises. Emergency closure orders will be posted as an Alert so visitors to the Forest can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them.

Below you will find a listing of Forest closures, organized by topic and then alphabetically. The numeric code is the closure order number, provided for reference.

 

Forest Supervisor's Orders

General

  • Termination of All Previous Orders (pdf)
  • Closure Order Quick Reference (pdf)
  • Civil Rights Impact Statement for Forest Orders (pdf)
  • NEPA for Orders (pdf)
  • Closure Order Changes (pdf)

Forest-wide

  • Order 17-001 - Occupancy Limits:  Limits camping to 14 days in a 30 day period (pdf)
  • Order 17-002 - Developed Camping: occupancy and prohibitions for camping in developed areas (pdf)
  • Order 17-003 - Vehicle Use: operation and use of motor vehicles on National Forest System lands (pdf)
  • Order 17-004 - Off Road Vehicles: operation and use of off road and/or over snow vehicles on National Forest System lands (pdf)
  • Order 17-006 - Boating Regulations: use of marine vessels and flotation devices on National Forest System lands (pdf)
  • Order 17-007 - Horse and other Livestock Use: prohibits use of horse and other livestock off of designated roads and trails (pdf)
  • Order 17-017 - Alcoholic Beverages: prohibits possessing or consumming alchohal in violation of Pennsylvania State Law (pdf)
  • Order 17-018 - Public Nudity: prohibits public nudity on National Forest System lands (pdf)
  • Order 17-020 - Firewood: probits the movement of firewood into the National Forest from counties other than Elk, Forest, Warren and/or McKean counties (pdf)
  • Order 17-021 - Controlled Substances: prohibits possessing, utilizing or distributing any controlled substance or possessing paraphernalia (pdf)
  • Order 17-023 - Treestands, Hunting Blinds and Trial Cameras: guidance on use of treestands, hunting blinds and trail cameras (pdf)

 

Health and Safety

  • Order 19-11 - Nansen Area Closure: health and safety closure while potentially hazerdous material is investigated.

 

Recreation

  • Order 20-002 -  Area Closures for Public Health and Safety in Response to Covid-19: Closes campgrounds forest wide and restricts usages to groups of 10 or less (pdf)
  • Order 19-001 - TEMPORARY: Boat-to Campgrounds: Handsome Lake, Hooks Brooks, Hopewell, Morrison and Pine Grove boat access campgrounds (pdf)
  • Order 17-005 - Buzzard Swamp Recreation Area: guidance on activities in this area (pdf)
  • Order 17-008 - Tionesta Reservoir: guidance on activities in this area (pdf)
  • Order 17-009 - Allegheny Reservoir: guidance on activities in this area (pdf)
  • Order 17-010 - Twin Lakes Recreation Area: guidance on activities in this area (pdf)
  • Order 17-011 - Beaver Meadows Recreation Area: guidance on activities in this area (pdf)
  • Order 17-012 - Tionesta Natural and Scenic Areas: guidance on activities in this area (pdf)
  • Order 17-013 - Hearts Content Recreation Area: guidance on activities in this area (pdf)
  • Order 17-014 - Rimrock Recreation Area: guidance on activities in this area (pdf)
  • Order 17-015 - Camping Along Roads and Waterways: specific camping restrictions (pdf)
  • Order 17-016 - Bicycles on Forest Trails: prohibits the use of bicycles on Laurel Mill Trail, North Country National Scenic Trail and Minister Creek Trail (pdf)
  • Order 17-019 - Loleta Recreation Area: guidance on activities in this area (pdf)
  • Order 17-022 - Kelly Pines Campground: guidance on activities in this area (pdf)
  • Order 17-024 - Tour De Forest: annual temporary closures for Tour De Forest (pdf)
  • Tracy Ridge NRA - Restrictions of use. This restriction is dated 9/11/94 and wasn't included in the Termination of All Previous Supervisor's Orders dated May 16, 2017




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