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Technical and engineering services to complete three projects: 1) Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) Phase II Trailhead event area and additional parking; 2) AOAA Non-motorized trailhead and trails; and 3) AOAA Carbon Run Headwaters Project. [download

See the latest Job Postings at the AOAA. read more ...

Northumberland Awards First Act 13 Mini-grant
The Northumberland County Conservation District (NCCD) awarded its first Act 13 Mini Grant award to the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA). read more ...

2014 Meeting Dates Posted
Starting Jan, 2014, all meetings will begin at 6:30 PM in the Northumberland County Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area Trailhead. read more ...

Where is the AOAA?
You can find directions to the AOAA by visiting the Trail Head page. 

Are you looking to Join a local ATV club?
The Anthracite Trail Riders are now taking memberships.  Visit their Facebook page for details. 
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The Northumberland County Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA) is a 6,500 acre motorized and non-motorized recreation facility with its welcome center and parking lot located at 4100 State Route 125, Coal Township, PA 17866-7806. Phone number for the Welcome Center is 570-648-2626.

The AOAA is NOW OPEN for motorized vehicles of all types (ATVs, UTVs, SxS, Dirt Bikes, and Full Size Vehicles). The 3,000 acre Eastern Reserve is available for open riding, with mapped(link) and signed intersections. The 3,500 acre Western Reserve is open for pre-arranged, guided tours (call the AOAA prior to your group’s arrival to set up a tour).

The AOAA will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The AOAA will also be open on holidays as follows: Monday, May 26; Friday, July 4; and Monday, September 1st. For pass pricing, see the Adopted Rate Plan.

The AOAA Authority would like to thank each and everyone who were involved over the last five years in bringing an idea of a motorized and non-motorized recreation facility to fruition. We would like to especially thank the Northumberland County Commissioners, current and recent past, for all their continued support and for recognizing the need for a facility of this type in our area.

Weekly Featured Vendor

The weekend vendor is The Kitchen Witch on 7/36 and 7/27.   The menu for the weekend can be found here.

Summer Events

Anthracite Trail Riders "Night Ride"
Saturday, July 26th

$10 per person / $20 per family
must be an ATR member to participate
[ more info ]

3rd Coal Mountain Jeep Jamboree

July 31 - Aug 2 2014

Jeep Jamboree USA

[ Coal Mountain Jeep Jamboree Itinerary ]

Quick Riding Information

  • When you arrive, come to the Welcome Center to get your pass. PRICING!
  • Helmets and safety gear are required for safe riding. Observe safe speeds and all Rules (updated 7/16/2014)
  • Be sure to have a valid ATV Registration
  • No 2ups permitted on ATV unless manufacturer has designed it for such.
  • Roll cages are required if no factory hard top is present.
  • Riders must stay on the trails, and always Tread Lightly.
  • Pack out what you pack in.
  • Complete your paperwork prior to arrival to save time. [waiver | registration]

Fall Events

Anthracite Trail Riders
Benefit Ride
supporting the Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger
September 13, 2014

download flyer | download rules

4th Annual Wheelin 4 Wishes

Net Proceeds Benefit
Make-A-Wish Foundation

October 11, 2014

download flyer | download brochure


Open weekends only from 9-7 on Saturday and 9-5 on Sunday.

AOAA Trail Head, 4100 State Route 125, Coal Township, PA 17866-7806 | 570-648-2626

© Northumberland County 2013