Dispersed Camping rules:
I’m not going to bother listing the rules that seem to be the case everywhere; there will be links to the full list below. This shall be mainly a list of what rules aren’t generally pervasive.
- Dispersed foot traffic and primitive tent camping within the Forests is allowed almost anywhere, unless otherwise posted closed and/or “No Camping”.
- Time limit: 14 days in a 30 day period.
- After 14 days, “camp and equipment must be moved off Forest Service System lands”. This could be interpreted in a number of ways; I’m choosing to believe they mean out of this forest.
- Firewood rules:
- Do not cut down or damage live trees.
- Cutting small amounts of dead wood is allowed and does not require a permit.
- Removing wood from the forest requires a permit.
- Do not bring in firewood from outside Warren, Elk, McKean, and Forest counties.
- Do not leave camping equipment unattended for more than 24 hours.
- All Forest users are prohibited from causing public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm by making unreasonably loud noise
- Several areas exist where dispersed camping is prohibited. Check the rules links below.