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Camping

Primitive camping is permitted along the Pinchot Trail. Please follow all state forest rules and regulations and practice Leave No Trace principles.

The Moon Lake Recreation Area is open for camping with a valid camping permit. There are a total of 12 sites on the camping loop. Camp sites #1-11 have:

  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Tent site
  • Parking for two vehicles

Site #12 does not have a fire ring or picnic table; however, it is suitable for an RV or trailer unit. Pinchot State Forest Recreation Area rules (PDF) and Pinchot State Forest camping rules (PDF) apply.

There are now 18 designated campsites located throughout the Pinchot State Forest:

  • 12 sites at the Moon Lake Recreation Area
  • Three sites at the Manny Gordon Recreation Area
  • Three remote sites at the Thornhurst Tract

Contact the Pinchot State Forest district office for camping permit information at 570-945-7133. There is no charge for camping permits.