Tioga State Forest (PA Grand Canyon) | Established Campground

United States

Details

Verified:
10 months ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
lyssmckenzie

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Edit: I called today and these are no longer free with a permit. They must be booked through Reserve America for 10.00 plus a 6.50 administrative fee because they can only be booked with a credit card.
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Free campsite in the mountains of Tioga State Forest. Extremely beautiful secluded spot. Well-kept gravel road to get to the spot. No amenities, primitive camping. About two miles from a lookout spot to the PA grand canyon. Did i mention it was free??? Must get a permit though! Email [email protected], call (570)-724-2868 or you can go to the district office for the permit. Can stay for a maximum of 7 days

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I called an was told these are no longer free with a permit. You must go on Reserve America to book and the cost is 10.00 nt. plus a 6.50 fee because they can only be booked with a credit card.

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The most beautiful place we passed a night. We went here to see the stars, but the sky was cloudy 🤷‍♀️ It’s supposed to be a very good place in USA for it.

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Tioga State Forest- mountain trails spike camp

Permits required. Website says they need a 3-day lead time on permits, but I called the office and was told they can actually do same day. We got a permit through online application within about an hour. Lots of campsites available. Pets allowed under control.

We followed GPS coordinates from the state forest maps to the approximate location of the campsite. We didn’t find any labeled spots, but found a wide open area to pull car in and camp. Lovely large spot just off a forest road. Trails nearby. Babbling brook and lots of birdsong. Spent three nights without seeing a single car or other person.

Map: https://maps.dcnr.pa.gov/bof/camping/

Online permit application: https://pacedcitpowerapps.powerappsportals.us/services/ForestCamping/

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Wonderful place to park with gorgeous scenery! There are a few pulloffs and trail parking lots along the road leading up to this spot and more the further you go I assume. Only a handful of cars pass by each day. At night it's completely untraveled. There is a campfire ring and you park right next to "Refugee Trail". I personally did not obtain a permit and had no issues, but I only stayed one night.

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Great free camping! Beautiful scenery in every direction!

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Had to email for a permit with the coordinates but one checked it. The gravel turn about was right off a trial so I enjoyed a great hike! Was only one there for a good while but woke up next to a lady in a converted mini van. 10/10 recommend this spot especially if you don’t want any cell service to unplug ! Make sure to stop at the look out !

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Free campsite in the mountains of Tioga State Forest. Extremely beautiful secluded spot. Well kept gravel road to get to the spot. No amenities, primitive camping. About two miles from a lookout spot to the PA grand canyon. Did i mention it was free??? Must get a permit though! Email [email protected], call (570)-724-2868 or you can go to the district office for the permit. Can stay for a maximum of 7 days

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