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Camping in Moshannon State Forest

Primitive Camping

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

For information about campsite availability in Moshannon State Forest and to request a permit, please contact the district office at 814-765-0821.

The Pennsylvania State Forest Campsite GIS Map shows locations and additional details for designated campsites. 

Backpacking

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

Primitive backpack campers should register at any trailhead near a state park office.