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. 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.