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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. The PA State Forest Campsite Map shows locations and additional details for designated campsites.

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.