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Advisories for Delaware State Forest

Delaware Closures Due to COVID-19

Please see the DCNR alert details regarding state forest closures due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Pecks Pond Update

7/15/2020: Refilling of the Pecks Pond reservoir is complete. The water level will fluctuate based on weather and precipitation.

Later this summer, DCNR's Bureau of Forestry will begin herbicide treatment in the weed management area. The date of treatment is unknown but will be announced prior. The Pecks Pond Weed Management Map (PDF) shows the areas where treatment is used.

Please note: The entire dam area is now open to the public. Fishing and kayaking are again permitted.

Don’t Move Firewood

To help protect the forest from invasive insects that can kill trees and devastate the ecosystem, please do not transport firewood over long distances. Firewood can harbor insects such as emerald ash borer. Cut or purchase your firewood where you intend to burn it.