State Forests

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Find a Forest

The state forest system comprises 2.2 million acres for you to use and enjoy. Find a state forest near you.


Hunting Interactive Map

Find the hotspots for whatever game you pursue on PA State Forest lands.



White-tailed Deer in Pennsylvania's Forests

Find information on deer, their relationship to our forest ecosystems, and deer hunting in state forests.

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Learn more about our state forest DMAP program. Find this year's areas, check on tag availability, and download hunting maps.



PA Forest Action Plan

The Pennsylvania Forest Action Plan takes an in depth look at the state's forest resources.


State Forest Resource Management Plan

Learn more about the comprehensive plan that guides the management of Pennsylvania's 2.2 million-acre state forest system.



State Forest "Well Managed" Certification

DCNR is proud of its third-party certified state forest system. Learn more about what certification means to our environment and economy.

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State Forest Timber Stumpage Sales

Find a complete listing of bid openings and recently awarded bids for timber stumpage sales on state forest land.



Natural Gas Drilling on State Forests

DCNR manages state forests for the environmentally sound utilization of mineral resources.


Penn Nursery & Wood Shop

Penn Nursery propagates native conifers, hardwoods and shrubs for reforestation of State Forests and State Parks. Its wood shop provides high-quality signs, kiosks and picnic tables for DCNR facilities.



Indiana Bat - State Lands
Habitat Conservation Plan

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Indiana bat conservation plan for Pennsylvania's state forests, parks and game lands.


Brook Trout Conservation Plan

Check out the Bureau of Forestry's Brook Trout Conservation Plan here.



State Forest Rules and Regulations

Please respect the state forest rules and regulations that have been established to protect you and the natural resources.

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Timber Rattlesnakes and State Forests

The state forest system provides the largest block of timber rattlesnake habitat remaining in the Northeastern U.S. Learn more about rattlesnakes and what to do if you encounter one. Read the bureau's Conservation Strategy here.