Camping in Pinchot State Forest
Campsites closed through April 1, 2021:
All Moon Lake sites
Although these campsites remain closed through April 1, 2021, camping applications are being accepted for dates thereafter.
Primitive camping is permitted along the Pinchot Trail. Please follow all
state forest rules and regulations and practice
Leave No Trace principles.
Moon Lake Recreation Area Camping
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.
Other Designated Campsites
- Three sites at Manny Gordon Recreation Area
- Three remote sites at Thornhurst Tract
For information about campsite availability in Pinchot State Forest and to request a permit, please contact the
district office at 570-945-7133.
Pinchot State Forest camping brochure (PDF) has additional information about the campsites and camping permit application.
Pennsylvania State Forest Campsite GIS Map shows locations and additional details for designated campsites.