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Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Northumberland County OHV Park, Coal Township Trailhead, AOAA

Last Known StatusOpen

This exciting off-road park opened to the public in May 2014 and offers 8,500 acres of multiple-use trails. What makes this one a great place to ride is the wide range of terrain which includes rugged 4x4 trails, scattered rock gardens, steep hill climbs, deep mud holes. There are even a handful of narrow single track trails.

Although most trails form long loops and are rated for difficulty on the provided maps, if you venture far enough out some parts may not be well marked, so use caution. Most of the terrain you will find is geared for 4x4 and ATV riders but the eastern section of the property has narrow and technical trails set aside specifically for dirt bikes. All vehicle types are welcomed and the park is open year-round during weekends. While out on the trail keep your eyes peeled for the elusive "Bigfoot" roaming the area!

Amenities include several picnic areas and a large flat staging area. Trail maps are available at the registration office. Daily, multi-day and annual passes are available for purchase.

Recently a campground with direct trail access has been added next to the property. The campground can accommodate all sized trailers but currently only dry camping is available.

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Permit RequiredYesAnthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) Permit
Dates OpenFriday through Monday 9am-5pm
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
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedATVs must be registered and have proof of liability insurance.
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibitedcamping permitted at Trailhead Campground (570) 495-4453
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trails
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size8,500 acres (13 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail200
Climate TypeForest
Elevation940 to 1780 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis county land has few roads.Few
ShadeThis county land has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


AreaMotorized Trails
LandCounty Land


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)Turkey Hill Minit Market (570) 644-2291
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)Turkey Hill Minit Market (570) 644-2291
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Earthday Campground (570) 335-8749 or (570) 274-0809
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Mossy Point Campground (570) 274-1267
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Mossy Point Campground (570) 274-1267
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteTrailhead Campground (570) 495-4453
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Turkey Hill Minit Market (570) 644-2291


EntryYes ($15.00 per person)
Passenger Fee - $15/day, Two-Day $20; Three Day - $25; Annual - $50
RidingYes ($30.00 per OHV)
ATV/UTV/Motorcycle non-resident day pass - $30/machine; full sized truck - $35
Tent: $30.00
RV: $45.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Trailhead Campground fees vary based on site location and amenities. Call (570) 495-4453 for rates and availability.
CommentWeekend, Two Day, Three Day and Annual Passes are available. Northumberland County residents get discounted rates.


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityShamokin, PA
Address4100 State Route 125, Shamokin, PA 17872
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Harrisburg, PA
1) Take I-81 North to Exit 116
2) Turn left (north) onto PA-901/Sunbury Road, continue 15 miles
3) Turn left (west) onto High Road, continue 8.5 miles
4) Turn right (north) onto PA-125, continue 1 mile. Park entrance is on the right (east).


Contact InfoAnthracite Outdoor Adventure Area
4100 State Route 125
Shamokin, PA 17872
(570) 648-2626
Contact InfoTrailhead Campground
4086 State Route 125
Coal Township, PA 17866
(570) 495-4453
Contact InfoNolt Ventures
918 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 354-7368
CommentATV rentals


Anthracite Outdoor Trail Photo

Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area Trail

With 200 miles of trails, there is terrain for all skill levels and vehicle types. ATVs and UTVs will have a blast here.

Anthracite Outdoor Trail Photo

A difficult rocky section of trail for ATVs, UTVs and motorcycles.

There are even some extra rugged 4x4 trails for the rock crawlers.

Anthracite Outdoor Trail Photo

A scenic portion of the ATV trail with meadow and trees.

Some sections break out into open meadows, providing views of the rolling hills.

Anthracite Outdoor Trail Photo

A close up photo of an overgrown UTV trail.

Most of the ATV trails look like this - wide and a little rocky.

Anthracite Outdoor Trail Photo

Ford F250 with flatbed trailer and other trucks and a KTM dirt bike parked in staging area.

The main staging area has paved parking, an overflow dirt lot, restrooms, picnic pavilion and a visitor center.

Anthracite Outdoor Trail Photo

Polaris RZR 800 EX on the trail.

The area has a huge network of off-road trails. ATVs and UTVs will have a fun time exploring the hundreds of miles of loops.

Anthracite Outdoor Trail Photo

Yamaha ATV splashing through mud and water on the trail.

One of the many seasonal mud puddles you may encounter on the trails.

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