Delaware State Forest


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Delaware State Forest totals 83,519 acres in Pike, Monroe, Northampton, and Carbon counties. Named for the Delaware River, the forest is characteristic of the Pocono region, with remote glacial lakes and bogs rich with plants, wildlife and scenic beauty.  


Peck’s Pond Area Users and Delaware State Forest Lease Camp Owners:
State Forest staff evaluated the results of the 2013’s Aquatic Plant Pulling event and found that it was successful in reducing plant populations in the treated areas. We plan to continue this effort at Peck’s Pond. There will be a volunteer aquatic plant pulling operation on August 8 and 9, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 2:15 p.m. on both days. All participants should be signed up as a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation Volunteer prior to doing any work. Some equipment you may want to bring: rain gear, metal rakes or potato hooks and waders. Thank you for your support and participation.
 
This survey provides an opportunity for users of Peck’s Pond to provide feedback regarding their recreational activities and experience at the lake. The Bureau intends to evaluate this information to better inform our planning and discussions regarding future management of Peck’s Pond. Feedback by state forest users by July 11th, 2014 is appreciated so immediate analysis of the data can take place; however, this survey will remain open through December 31, 2014.
 
ATV Trail Updates
Dixon Miller ATV Trail will be closed until further notice due to the trail rehabilitation project.
Burnt Mills and Maple Run ATV Trails will reopen for ATV use on Friday, May 23, 2014 and close the last weekend in September.
 
Lily Pond under management of Delaware State Forest
Through an agreement with Pike County, DCNR has taken over management of Lily Pond. Pike County erected a pavilion and is having a restroom facility as well as picnic amenities installed. All improvements are to be completed by the end of summer 2013.
 
Don't Move Firewood
To help protect the forest from invasive insects that can kill trees and devastate the ecosystem, please do not transport firewood over long distances. Firewood can harbor insects such as emerald ash borer. Cut or purchase your firewood where you intend to burn it.