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
This will 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, First-served Campers
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 campers 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 per site, including one responsible individual 18 years of age or older.
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).
Alcoholic 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 or lakes.
Gray water and dishwater should be disposed of in a sanitary dump station. Improperly disposed of dishwater is unsanitary and attracts pests.
Be a good neighbor. Leave the campsite in a natural state. Remember, others will want to use the site after you leave.
Check at the park for more information on their recycling program.