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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. 


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.