Note: These rules apply only to the Park's campground facilities;
private campgrounds in the area may have different regulations. Also
see general Pennsylvania
State Parks Rules and Regulations.
When You Arrive. . . With a Reservation
vary with each park, but if no park personnel are present, go directly
to your campsite. If there are park personnel available,
you need to stop at the appropriate contact point to pick up passes
and confirm that you have the proper campsite.
When You Arrive. . . Without a Reservation/First-come,
Check at the contact station or the park office
for the method of obtaining a campsite. If a park employee is not
available, read posted instructions.
Before setting up on a campsite, be sure to check the 'reserved campsites
list' so that you do not inadvertently set up on an already reserved
campsite. After paying the camping fee you will receive a permit
which is to be placed on a post at the campsite. Some state parks allow
to pay the camping fee in an honor system envelope.
Rules and Regulations
Campers may stay in a state
park campground for up to 14 consecutive nights from Memorial Day
to Labor Day.
During the remainder of
the year you may camp for 21 consecutive days at selected campgrounds.
After camping the maximum limit, camping equipment must be
removed and not returned for 48 hours.
Site occupancy is limited to one
family unit (persons living under one household) or one non-family
unit limited to five persons
site, including one responsible individual 18 years of age
- Check-in time is 3 p.m. on the first day of the rental
period. Check-out time is 3 p.m. on the final day.
- Visitors are permitted
from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- You can not disturb the sleep of others between
9 p.m. and 8 a.m.
- Pets are prohibited in all state park overnight
areas. (Cook Forest State Park campgrounds will allow pets in
a trial basis).
beverages are not permitted in Pennsylvania state parks.
- Fires are
only permitted in grills and must be extinguished when unattended.
- Dishes should not be washed at hand pumps, streams
- Gray water and dishwater should be disposed of
in a sanitary dump station. Improperly
disposed of dishwater
Be a good neighbor. Leave the campsite
in a natural state. Remember, others will want
to use the
site after you
Check at the park for more information
on their recycling program.