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Camping at Sproul State Forest

There are numerous designated primitive campsites without developed facilities within the state forest that can be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Campers are required to obtain a camping permit at no charge.

For information about campsite availability in Sproul State Forest and to request a permit, please contact the Sproul State Forest district office at 570-923-6011.

Primitive backpack camping also is allowed throughout the entire forest. These primitive backpack campers do not need a permit if they stay no more than one night at any campsite.

Certain watersheds near exceptional-value or high-quality waters are posted closed to camping.

Camping in groups of 10 or more requires a Letter of Authorization from the Sproul State Forest District Forester.