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Delaware State Forest

United States


Brochure Info Delaware State Forest totals84,214 acres in Monroe and Pike counties. Named for the river that drains this region, the forest is characteristic of the Pocono plateau. Across this State Forest 29 motorized campsites can be accessed by most highway vehicles. Motorized camping on Delaware State Forest is a primitive activity and lacks the basic amenities of a State Park or private campground. Each site is separated from another to offer a secluded outdoor experience. Accommodation for large group camping is also available, but limited. For more information visit the Delaware State Forest website or Facebook page.Brochure Info - OrientationDelaware State Forest stretches across the Pocono Plateau, a previously Glaciated region on Pennsylvania. Many glacial lakes carved out 15,000 years ago give this state forest a unique resource that is rich in biodiversity. Though relatively high in elevation this forest does not have a mountainous topography. Rolling hills with exposed rock formations are common with a high density of wetlands throughout.Brochure Info - Recreation Opportunities to enjoy the natural world are easy to find in Delaware State Forest. Nearly 200 miles of shared-use trails are spread across the district. Pecks Pond, Lake Minisink, White Deer Lake, Lily Pond, and Little Mud Pond are serene locations for paddling or fishing. Bushkill Creek runs through state forest offering year-round fishing access. The Burnt Mills and Maple Run ATV trails are within close proximity to several campsites. For trail maps visit the Delaware State Forest Map webpage.Brochure Info - Facilities and RestrictionsAll motorized campsites are less than 100 yards from each designated parking location. Every site includes a campfire ring and picnic table. Camping on Delaware State Forest is primitive, however public restrooms can be found at: Snow Hill Picnic Area and seasonally available port-a-johns at Burnt Mills ATV Parking Lot, Maple Run ATV Parking Lot, Pecks Pond Picnic Area, and Lily Pond Picnic Area. Potable water sources are also located at Pecks Pond Picnic Area, White Deer Lake, Lake Minisink, and Pine Flats road.Brochure Info - Nearby AttractionsMany other recreation site not managed by Delaware State Forest are available in this area such as: Promised Land, Tobyhanna, and Big Pocono State Parks, Lake Wallenpaupack, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pocono Raceway, and State Game Lands 116, 180, 183, 209, and 221.Key InfoOccupants are also subject to the following permit conditions: 1. Campfires, when permitted, require that adequate precautions be taken to prevent the spread of fire into the forest. All other fires are prohibited. Campfires shall be attended at all times. Campfires in both fire rings and in fireplaces are prohibited when the forest fire danger is determined by the Department to be High, Very High, or Extreme and between March 1 through May 25 without authorization from the District Forester or designee. This prohibition does not apply to self-contained camp stoves when used in a safe manner. A person causing a wildfire, in addition to possible criminal penalty, is liable for all damages, costs of extinction and fines. 2. Dead and down wood may be gathered and burned when permitted but may not be removed from the site. Power tools and chain saws are not permitted. 3. Destruction of Property, damaging, defacing, or removing any sign, structure, equipment or other material is prohibited. 4. Occupants shall include at least one person 18 years of age or older. This permit may not be reassigned or transferred. 5. Pets are permitted on State Forest land if they are kept under control and attended at all times. Manure and pet waste must be disposed of properly. 6. Disorderly conduct including the following is prohibited. Fighting or other behavior that is threatening, violent or tumultuous; using obscene language or making obscene gestures; creating a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which does not serve a legitimate purpose of the actor; creating an unreasonable noise that may disturb other visitors to State Forest land. 7. Sanitation and Food Storage:Washing in a water outlet, spring, lake or waterway and discharging trailer, camper or motor home sewage, sink or bath water on or into ground or surface waters is prohibited. Toilets must be used where provided. In other locations, self-contained toilets must be used when required or human waste deposited in hole 4-6 inches deep, 200 feet from water, campsite, or trails and covered and disguised. Food must be stored properly to prevent interaction with wildlife. Littering or disposal of garbage, paper, household refuse, waste or other material is prohibited. 8. Parking which obstructs a gate, road, trail, footpath, bicycle path, access way, entrance, exit or road turnaround on State Forest land is prohibited. Parking in area designated for a person with a disability, by the Department, is prohibited unless the vehicle has a valid plate or valid placard. 9. Cutting, picking, digging, damaging or removing a living or dead plant, vine, shrub, tree or flower on State Forest land without written authorization of the District Foresters or a designee is prohibited. Edible wild plants or plant parts may be gathered without authorization if they are gathered for own personal or family consumption. 10. Removing or disturbing historical or archeological resources from State Forest land without written authorization of the District Forester or a designee is prohibited. 11.Target Shooting with firearms, bows arrows or devices capable of launching projectiles, causing injury to persons or property is prohibited. This includes paintball guns. Violations: Violations of forest rules and regulations, or violations of a condition of this permit could result in any or all of the following consequences: 1. The permit may be revoked. This would result in the occupants being required to vacate the facility immediately. 2. The occupants may be required to leave the forest. 3. The occupants may be cited for a violation of the forest rules and regulations, a summary offense. 4. The occupants are responsible for any damage to campsite and related facilities that occurred during or due to their occupancy.Important Information for Daily EntranceDirectionDirections from Interstate80: Take Exit298 to PA-611 N, Follow PA-611 N for 1.8 miles, the office is on the left.Booking Window Product InfoFee Cancellation DescPlease read our Fees and Cancellation Policies

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