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SUSQUEHANNOCK STATE FOREST
262,000 acres. Situated in north-central Pennsylvania, Susque-hannock State Forest includes rough and steep terrain, with some elevations over 2,500 feet. Of special interest here is the 31,000-acre Hammersley Wild Area.
There are also a number of streams, and the region is forested with oak, birch, cherry, and some old-growth hemlock. White-tailed deer, bear, coyote, and fox are among the wildlife.
Activities: Backpacking and hiking are available on the 85-mile Susquehannock Trail (see entry page 252), which forms a large loop. This trail connects with the Black Forest Trail in Tiadaghton State Forest and the Donut Hole Trail in
Sproul State Forest. There are also many unmarked trails.
Cross-country skiing is possible in winter on segments of the Susquehannock Trail and some other trails. Fishing is available along streams. Hunting is permitted in season.
Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed throughout most of the area, as are campfires, except where posted otherwise. Sites should be at least 100 feet from trails and 200 feet from roads. A permit is required to stay more than one night at a campsite.
For Further Information: Susquehannock State Forest, P.O. Box 673, Coudersport, PA 16915; (814)274-8474.