Camping at Rothrock State Forest
Motorized camping is permitted at eight designated locations (PDF) throughout the Rothrock State Forest. These sites provide for off road parking, a campfire, and a picnic table. A free permit is required to camp at a designated site.
For information about campsite availability in Rothrock State Forest and to request a permit, please contact the district office at 814-643-2340.
Backpackers may camp overnight anywhere except:
- In designated Natural Areas
- Within 200 feet of a forest road
- Within 25 feet of a trail
- Within 100 feet of a stream or any open water
These primitive backpack campers do not need a permit if they stay no more than one night at any campsite.