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Tiadaghton State Forest

United States


Brochure InfoTiadaghton State Forest is named for a native-American term originally describing Pine Creek. Though most of Tiadaghton State Forest’s 146,539 acres reside in Lycoming County, some tracts extend into Tioga, Potter, Clinton, and Union Counties. It is one of eight state forests located in the Pennsylvania Wilds region. The Tiadaghton State Forest offers stunning scenery with camping areas in the Pine Creek Valley that features rustic tent campsites near numerous recreation opportunities, such as canoe launches, fishing access, hiking trails, and the Pine Creek Rail Trail. For more information visit the Tiadaghton State Forest Website or Facebook page.Brochure Info - OrientationCamping areas are located in the floodplain of Pine Creek and are entirely on level ground. However, most of the terrain consists of narrow, flat to sloping plateaus cut by steep-sloped valleys carved by fast moving mountain streams, including Pine Creek and its tributaries. Elevations in the area typically range from about 700-2100 feet above sea level.Brochure Info - RecreationThere are concrete nonmotorized canoe/boat launches in the Pine Creek Valley. The Pine Creek Rail Trail runs parallel to the campgrounds and is easily accessible for cyclists and pedestrians. In addition, numerous hiking trails (i.e. Bob Webber Trail, Golden Eagle, Black Forest Trail) are located within close proximity but require a short commute via automobile. The Quarry Mountain Trail trailhead is located across State Rte 414 from Tomb Flats, opposite of the entrance to the campground and can be used to access the Golden Eagle Trail. For trail maps visit the Tiadaghton State Map webpage.Brochure Info - Facilities and RestrictionsThe Pine Creek Rail Trail is improved and developed, however the Tiadaghton State Forest is managed primarily for dispersed recreation so facilities are generally limited. Trailheads and parking areas are available throughout the forest. A vault toilet is located within Tomb Flats and Black Walnut Bottom campgrounds and other locations along the Rail Trail. The Tiadaghton Resource Management Center offers maps and information and has many interactive exhibits that tell the story of the area and the work of the Bureau of Forestry.Brochure Info - Nearby AttractionsPine Creek, Pine Creek Rail Trail, numerous vistas, hiking trails, mountain streams. State Parks in the area include Little Pine, Ravensburg, Susquehanna, and Upper Pine Bottom. There are also many State Game Lands managed for wildlife and hunting.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 EntranceDirectionFrom US-220, take the exit for PA-44 N, Pine Creek. Follow PA-44 N for approximately 11.8 miles. Turn left onto Lower Pine Bottom Road to reach the Tiadaghton Resource Management Center.Booking Window Product InfoFee Cancellation DescPlease read our Fees and Cancellation Policies

Campgrounds inside Tiadaghton State Forest

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