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Picnicking in Michaux State Forest

Picnicking is available at the Old Forge Picnic Area, located 4.5 miles south of the village of South Mountain (8006 Old Forge Rd, Waynesboro, PA 17268).

The picnic area features two pavilions, picnic tables, grills, and vault toilet restrooms -- all of which are ADA-accessible. 

Pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not reservable.

Big Flat Parking Area (2460 Shippensburg Rd. Biglerville, PA 17307) and Piney Mountain Parking Area (1721 Bendersville Rd. Gardners, PA 17324) have pavilions, vault toilets, and picnic tables.

State forest picnic areas have rules and regulations that differ from the rest of the state forest. 

  • State forest picnic areas are only open from sunrise to sunset
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted
  • Pets must be on a leash

Please see the State Forest Rules and Regulations for a complete list.