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Camping at Tiadaghton State Forest

The Tiadaghton State Forest is a wonderful place to sleep under the stars!

Primitive backpack camping is allowed throughout the entire forest except in designated natural areas. Primitive backpack campers do not need a permit if they stay no more than one night at any campsite.

These types of camping always require a permit:

  • Motorized camping at developed/designated sites
  • Camping along Pine Creek Rail Trail
  • Primitive camping while staying at a site for two or more consecutive nights

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

Certain fragile watersheds are closed to camping and additional restrictions apply in several popular camping areas.

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

For information about camping in Tiadaghton State Forest and to request a permit, please contact the district office at 570-753-5409.