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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.