MICHAUX STATE FOREST
85,000 acres. Situated in the south-central part of the state, including lands close to the Maryland border, Michaux State Forest is dominated by South Mountain and other mountain ridges, with some elevations over 2,000 feet.
There are also valleys with many creeks, several reservoirs, and forests of oak, pine, and hemlock, plus rhododendron. Among the wildlife here are deer, bear, and fox.
Activities: Backpacking and hiking are available on a 40-mile section of the Appalachian Trail (see entry page 251), along with other trails. Crosscountry skiing is possible on some trails in winter. Hunting and fishing are permitted in season.
Camping Regulations: Camping and campfires are allowed throughout most of the forest, except where restricted or prohibited. Campsites should be at least 100 feet from trails and 200 feet from roads. A permit is required for stays of two nights or more at a single campsite.
For Further Information: Michaux State Forest, 10099 Lincoln Way East, Fayetteville, PA 17222; (717)352-2211.
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