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Bloody Skillet ATV Trail

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Alt Names Rock Run Creek, Sproul State Forest, West Branch Creek, Bear Creek Forest, Centre County, Beech Creek, Big Run Creek, Middletown Road, Kato Road, Orviston Road, Bloody Skillet Road
Last Known Status Closed For Season
DESCRIPTION

Located in the Sproul State Forest, ATV enthusiasts will find miles of trails that consist of old coal-mining roads that wind through deep forest vegetation. Trails are mostly hard-packed with a few creek crossings. Deer, black bear and wild turkey are among the wildlife that inhabits the area. Camping is permitted but a permit is required and can be obtained by contacting the Sproul State Forest.

This trail is open for the summer season beginning the Friday before Memorial Day through the last weekend of September, then reopens after the flintlock/muzzleloader hunting season ends (generally around mid January) through April 1.

The name 'Bloody Skillet' is thought to have originated from a local farm in the area that used to serve as a slaughterhouse during a period when the forest was being mined for coal.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Orviston, PA
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From: Snow Shoe, PA
1) Take Hwy 144 north about 16 miles
2) Turn right (east) on Dehaas Road
3) Continue about 5 miles toward the staging area.
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail
Land State Forest
QUALITY
Rating Rating        
Recommended Stay Full Day
TERRAIN
Square Miles 7
Miles Of Trail 39
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 900 to 1500 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has some mud after it rains.Some
Dust The trail has some dust on typical days.Some
Rocks This trail has little rocks.Little
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has few steep hills.Few
Water Crossings The trail has few water crossings.Few
Small Jumps This trail has no small jumps.None
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has no berms.None
Single Track This state forest has no single track trails.None
Roads This state forest has mostly roads.Mostly
Intersections This trail has some intersections.Some
Rider Traffic The state forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Shade This state forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little
REGULATIONS
Permit Required No ATVs must be registered and have proof of liability insurance
Dates Open Friday before Memorial Day through last weekend of September; reopens mid January through April 1
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (99 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width Yes (58 inches) has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Prohibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Permitted (maximum width 58 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Permitted (maximum width 58 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Yes helmets required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas permitted at the brickyard parking area and middle parking area
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night Riding Unknown
Cross Country Prohibited stay on designated trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.
FEES
Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 20-30 Miles (E) Lock Haven Hospital (570) 893-5000
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (SE) Uni-Mart (570) 962-2331
Diesel Diesel 20-30 Miles (SE) Flying J Travel Plaza (570) 726-4080
Potable Water Water 20-30 Miles (S) Bellefonte/State College KOA (814) 355-7912 or (800) 562-8127
RV Hookups RV Hookup 20-30 Miles (S) Bellefonte/State College KOA (814) 355-7912 or (800) 562-8127
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 5-20 Miles (SE) Russel P. Letterman Campground (814) 625-2775
Primitive Camping Campground 5-20 Miles (SE) Bald Eagle State Forest Primitive Campground (814) 625-2775
Convenience Store Conv Store 20-30 Miles (E) Walmart Supercenter (570) 748-5430
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (SE) Bald Eagle State Forest Beach (814) 625-2775
Body of Water Water Body On Site Big Run Creek, Beech Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 5-20 Miles (SE) Hunter Run West Launch (814) 625-2775
CONTACTS
Contact Info Sproul State Forest
15187 Renovo Road
Renovo, PA 17764
(570) 923-6011
www.dcnr.state.pa.us
Contact Info PA ATV Registration / Insurance Info
P.O. Box 8553
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8553
(717) 783-9227
www.dcnr.state.pa.us
Contact Info Pennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
(717) 787-4250
www.portal.state.pa.us
Comment Hunting season dates
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Bloody Skillet ATV Trail

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Bloody Skillet ATV Trail Photo

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Bloody Skillet ATV Trail Photo

OHV at Bloody Skillet ATV Trail

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