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Stay the Night at Black Moshannon State Park


Flush toilets, warm showers, electric hook-ups

Make a camping reservation at Black Moshannon State Park.

The 73 campsites each have a picnic table and a fire ring. Most sites can accommodate either a tent or a trailer.

Many sites have electrical hookups. Some sites have full service hook up, which includes sewer, water, and electricity.

Pets are permitted on designated sites.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Some campsites are ADA accessible.

The campground features:

  • Washhouses with flush toilets
  • Showers
  • Coin-operated laundry machines
  • Sanitary dump station

The camping season begins the second Friday in April and ends after deer season in mid-December.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.91878 Long. -78.06863

Black Moshannon State Park Campground Map (PDF) 

Free Camping for Campground Hosts

1 host site

Campground host site amenities include 20-, 30-, or 50-amp electric service with water hookup.

Hosts are required to assist the park personnel 40 hours per week. A two-week minimum stay is required.

Contact the park office for additional information and availability.


The Allegheny Front Trail is a 40-mile loop trail that encircles the park in Moshannon State Forest. Several park trails are trailheads.

Backpack camping is only permitted in the Moshannon State Forest sections of the trail.


Make a lodging reservation at Black Moshannon State Park.

Deluxe Camping Cottages

Two deluxe cottages are available from the day before trout season in April until the end of deer season in mid-December.

Deluxe cottages have minimal furnishings:

  • Kitchen stove top
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric heat
  • Lighting
  • Bunk beds

There is no running water in these deluxe cottages, however, there is a restroom and shower facility for shared use.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

Dogs are permitted in Cranberry Cottage #22. A maximum of two dogs are permitted for a fee.

Modern and Rustic Cabins

13 rustic, 7 modern

Modern Cabins

Seven modern cabins are available year round. The are complete with:

  • Electric heat
  • Bedrooms
  • Living/dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Bath

Renters must supply their own bed linens, towels, dishes, pots, pans, and dinnerware.

Cabins are available for weekly rental in summer and for a two-night minimum during other seasons.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Modern cabin #16 is ADA accessible.

Rustic Cabins

Thirteen rustic cabins are available for rent from the day before trout season in April until the end of deer season in mid-December.

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Rustic cabin #14 is ADA accessible and available year round.

The cabins have minimal furnishings:

  • Kitchen stove/oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric lights
  • Wood burning stove
  • Bunk beds

GPS DD: Lat. 40.91321 Long. -78.0662

Black Moshannon State Park Cabin Map (PDF)

Ski Lodge

The lodge is available for rent year round and has modern conveniences like:

  • Heat
  • Full kitchen
  • Warm showers
  • An outdoor area with a picnic table and fire ring

The lodge sleeps eight people.

Guests should bring all essentials like sheets, linens, and dishes.

During the summer season, the lodge must be rented for a one-week period, beginning on a Friday. For the rest of the year, the cabin must be rented for a minimum of two days, up to a maximum of 14 consecutive days.

Alcoholic beverages are permitted in this overnight facility and associated curtilage only. Alcohol possession and consumption is restricted to the holder of the reservation permit and invited guests age 21 and older. Responsible and legal alcohol consumption is required, and violations are grounds for removal from the state park without refund.

Note that alcohol possession and consumption in all other overnight facilities and all other areas of state parks is prohibited.

Organized Groups

Organized Group Tenting

Adult or youth groups of up to 60 people may reserve the rustic group tenting area, which has flush toilets, but no showers.

To reserve a group tent campsite, call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. except on the Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day holidays.