Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, please use appropriate precautions when traveling in the PA Wilds and refer to the PA Department of Health for updates.


May 28, 2021

Allegheny National Forest gives information for Memorial Day weekend

ANF offices offer virtual services, as well as where to find information for visitors coming to the area for Memorial Day weekend. The USDA Forest Service continues to take steps to safely maintain operations as we respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

May 25, 2021

Live Music and Outdoor Dining are just the beginning for May 28th Friday in the ‘Fonte

Downtown Bellefonte will kick off its 2021 Friday in the ‘Fonte Summer Series on May 28, 2021. The series will feature free live music, pop-up outdoor beverage and dining spaces, kids activities and historic walking tours.

May 3, 2021

The Susquehanna : One of the Oldest Rivers

The Susquehanna River is the largest on the East Coast and one of the oldest rivers in the world. Its West Branch lives in the PA Wilds. Explore the history and beauty of the Susquehanna River's West Branch.

April 28, 2021

The Nature Inn: An Eco-Friendly Gem in the PA Wilds

Bald Eagle State Park offers an amazing nature experience in the PA Wilds, and located in its heart is The Nature Inn. Explore The Nature Inn and the wonders of Bald Eagle State Park.

April 12, 2021

Reflecting on writing for the Pennsylvania Wilds

Writer Lou Bernard reflects on three years he has spent writing for the PA Wilds. Read some of his favorite articles from over the years. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

March 29, 2021

DCNR Announces Operational Changes at State Parks, Forests

Outdoors programming will return at Pennsylvania state parks and occupancy limits will expand within park and state forest buildings effective Sunday, April 4.

March 5, 2021

Camp with your favorite four-legged friend in PA Wilds state parks and forests

Pennsylvania campers that enjoy spending time in the PA Wilds with their four-legged best friends will find an expanded number of campsites available to them in the Pennsylvania State Parks system in the 2022 season. 

February 24, 2021

Signals In Stone: Mystery cairns along the I-80 Frontier

Just off the I-80 Frontier in Clinton County, off in state game lands, are organized piles of large rocks, or cairns. What you can’t tell is how old they are or who built them. And that’s the mystery.

February 19, 2021

USDA Forest Service opens additional  ATV/OHM trails on Feb 20

The Allegheny National Forest will open the Rocky Gap and Marienville all-terrain vehicle and off-highway motorcycle (ATV/OHM) trails at 8 AM on Saturday, February 20, 2021.

February 18, 2021

DCNR Warns of Hazardous Conditions on State Forest Roads

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn warns travelers that sustained cold temperatures and a string of snowstorms have left many state forest roads impassable and she urged motorists to stay off them until conditions improve.