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​​Picnicking in Pinchot State Forest

Pinchot State Forest staff asks that all forest visitors leave no trace. Please ensure that all trash is carried out and disposed of in proper containers.

Picnic Pavilions

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Pavilions located in Pinchot State Forest are ADA-accessible and provide accessible​ parking.

Pinchot St​ate Forest Picnic Pavilions Descriptions and Maps (PDF) provides additional information.

All parties of more than 10 people must apply for a Letter of Authorization to use a pavilion. Please email the district office to apply.

All pavilions are first-come, first-served, and cannot be reserved.

No Organized Picnicking at Seven Tubs

The Seven Tubs Recreation Area is closed to organized picnicking.

This decision was made to:

  • Reduce negative impacts from site compaction and litter
  • Protect the forest and geologic formations
  • Protect riparian buffers adjacent to Wheelbarrow Run and Laurel Run, both wild trout streams

Alternate picnic locations are available at the Manny Gordon Picnic Area and Moon Lake Recreation Area.