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Susquehannock State Forest

United States


Brochure InfoThe Susquehannock State Forest is one of the largest and most remote state forests in Pennsylvania. If you enjoy the outdoors and getting away from it all this may be the place for you. The Susquehannock offers hiking trails, mountain biking trails, ATV trails, Horseback riding trails, snowmobile trails and XC ski trials. We also have some of the best native trout fishing in PA. We are a headwaters area and all of our headwaters streams are native brook trout waters. We also have some great hunting on the Susquehannock from large game like bear, turkey and deer to small game such as grouse, squirrels and rabbits. We offer primitive camping with no amenities for both tent and rv‘s. For more information visit the Susquehannock State Forest website and Facebook page.Brochure Info - OrientationLocated on the Allegheny Plateau in the northcentral Pennsylvania. Forest is dominated by Allegheny Hardwoods(Black Cherry) and Northern Hardwood forests. This area is home to some of the highest quality hardwood timber in the world and specifically is known for its high quality Black Cherry. The forest is home to the headwaters of many exceptional quality watersheds that support abundant native brook trout populations. The area also has the geology that supports the storage of natural gas for consumers to use during times of high demand. This areas gas storage fields provide gas to the major metropolitan areas of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.Brochure Info - Recreation Scenic Driving Wildlife Viewing Hiking Mountain Biking Horseback Riding Fishing Hunting ATV Trails Cross County Skiing Snowmobile Trails For trail maps visit the Susquehannock State Forest map webpage.Brochure Info - Facilities and RestrictionsDistrict Office - Information, camping permits, firewood permits, public restrooms Cross Fork Headquarters - Information, public restroomsBrochure Info - Nearby Attractions Lyman Run State Park Ole Bull State Park Kettle Creek State Park Sinnamahoning State Park PA Lumber Museum For more information see the Visit Potter-Tioga Visitors Bureau website.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 EntranceDirectionThe Susquehannock State Forest Resource Management Center is located along US-6 about 8 miles east of Coudersport.Booking Window Product InfoFee Cancellation DescPlease read our Fees and Cancellation Policies

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