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Primitive camping is permitted along the Pinchot Trail. Please follow all state forest rules and regulations and practice Leave No Trace principles.

The Moon Lake Recreation Area is open for camping with a valid camping permit. There are a total of 12 sites on the camping loop. All sites have:

  • Fire ring
  • Picnic table
  • Tent site
  • Parking for two vehicles

Pinchot State Forest Recreation Area rules (PDF) and Pinchot State Forest camping rules (PDF) apply.

There are now 18 designated campsites located throughout Pinchot State Forest:

  • 12 sites at Moon Lake Recreation Area
  • Three sites at Manny Gordon Recreation Area
  • Three remote sites at Thornhurst Tract

Contact the Pinchot State Forest district office for camping permit information at 570-945-7133. There is no charge for camping permits.