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Camping at Forbes State Forest

Most areas in the Forbes State Forest are open to primitive backpack camping, with the exception of a few areas. Primitive backpack campers are those who camp at undeveloped sites.

Those looking for a more developed site can camp at one of the six designated motorized campsites. These sites are set up so a camper’s vehicle is near the campsite.  The PA State Forest Campsite Map shows locations and additional details for designated campsites.

The Forbes State Forest Camping Brochure (PDF) has more information on the campsites available and the information needed to request a permit. 

For information about campsite availability in Forbes State Forest and to request a permit, please contact the Forbes State Forest district office at 724-238-1200.