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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 close by the camp site.

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.