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Camping at Michaux State Forest

There are numerous designated primitive campsites without developed facilities within the State Forest that can be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Campers are required to obtain a camping permit at no charge.

For information about campsite availability in Michaux State Forest and to request a permit, please contact the district office at 717-352-2211.

Primitive backpack camping is also allowed throughout the entire forest. These primitive backpack campers do not need a permit if they stay no more than one night at any campsite.

Camping in groups of 10 or more requires a Letter of Authorization from the District Forester.