Pennsylvania Guide for Tourist
TUSCARORA STATE FOREST
91, 000 acres. This state forest consists of three parcels of land in the Tuscarora Mountain area of south-central Pennsylvania. It's a region of low mountain ridges and valleys with numerous streams.
Included is a designated Wild Area, the 5,382-acre Tuscarora Wild Area. There are forests of oak, virgin hemlock, and pine, along with mountain laurel and azalea.
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Among the wildlife are whitetailed deer, black bear, fox, and wild turkey.
Activities: Backpacking and hiking are possible on about 200 miles of trails, including 23 miles of the 105-mile Tuscarora Trail (see entry page 252). Cross-country skiing is available during winter on a system of established trails. Fishing is feasible along some of the streams, and hunting is permitted in season.
Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed throughout most of the forest, as are campfires, but these are restricted in a few areas. Some trail shelters are available. Stays of longer than one night at any campsite require a permit, which may be obtained from the forest office.
For Further Information: Tuscarora State Forest, RD 1, Box 42A, Blain, PA 17006; (717)536-3191.