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Potter County ATV Trail

Friday, May 24, 2024

Other Names

Lyman Run Dam, Lyman Run State Park, Susquehannock State Park, Barnes Hollow, Branch Hollow, Lyman Run Creek, Susquehannock State Forest, Denton Hill ATV Trails

Last Known StatusOpen

Open to ATV use only, this area offers about 43 miles of designated trails. The terrain is mostly hard packed and smooth with gradual elevation changes. The trails are marked and form both long and short loops.

The trail system has several trailheads to choose from but the Lyman Run State Park staging area is limited to five trailers and machines must be hauled to and from the campground since there is no direct trail access.

Primitive camping is permitted alongside the trails but a permit is required which can be obtained by contacting the Susquehannock State Forest. Potter County Family Campground offers full RV hookups along with direct trail access.

ATVs must be registered, have proof of liability insurance and be 64" or less in width to fit through the gates.

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Permit RequiredNoATVs must be registered and have proof of liability insurance.
Dates OpenFriday of Memorial Day weekend through the last Sunday of September
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYes(AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, RI, UT, VT, WA, WI)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (64 inches)has entrance gate or posts
vehicles under 1800lbs dry weight and 64 inches wide permitted
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areasnot permitted on state forest roads
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areas(maximum width 64 inches)
not permitted on state forest roads
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size32,000 acres (50 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail43
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2000 to 2400 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (E)Acorn Market (814) 435-6626
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (E)Acorn Market (814) 435-6626
Potable Water WaterOn SiteLyman Run State Park (814) 435-5010
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteLyman Run State Park (814) 435-5010
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteLyman Run State Park - Lower Campground (814) 435-5010
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteLyman Run State Park (814) 435-5010
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (E)Acorn Market (814) 435-6626


Tent: $16.00
RV: $16.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Lyman Run State Park Base Campground Fees - Residents - $16/night, Non-Residents - $21/night.
CommentContact Lyman Run State Park for electric and water hookup fees.


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Nearest CityGaleton, PA
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Galeton, PA
1) Take W. Branch Road about 5 miles west
2) Turn right on Lyman Run Road, continue about 2 miles
3) Turn right on Rock Run Road
4) Staging area is on the left.


Contact InfoSusquehannock State Forest
3150 E. Second Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
(814) 274-3600
Contact InfoPotter County County Visitors Association
P.O. Box 245
Coudersport, PA 16915
(814) 274-3365
Contact InfoPennsylvania ATV Registration / Insurance Info
P.O. Box 8553
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8553
(866) 545-2476
(717) 783-9227
Contact InfoPotter County Family Campground
3075 East Second Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
(814) 274-5010
CommentOffers direct trail access from campground.


Potter County Trail Photo

Potter County ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 5/29/2012 (Thanks!)

Potter County Trail Photo

Scenic view of Potter County ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 5/11/2013 (Thanks!)

Potter County Trail Photo

OHV at Potter County ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 9/8/2013 (Thanks!)

Potter County Trail Photo

OHV at Potter County ATV Trail

Photo Submitted 3/28/2012 (Thanks!)

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