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.  


Acting in concert with the Pennsylvania State Police and in the wake of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s temporary suspension of hunting and closure of its game lands within three townships in northeastern Pennsylvania during an ongoing manhunt, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is closing sections of Delaware State Forest to hunters and others traveling on foot in the woodlands.The closures were initiated after the Pennsylvania State Police advised it had uncovered explosive devices apparently left behind in wooded areas by the fugitive, and would pose an obvious danger to anyone who would encounter them. All public roads will remain open to transit. Walking within State Forests in the designated townships is strongly discouraged. An updated map of the affected areas is provided.

Snowmobile Trails Closed in Delaware State Forest

The High Knob Tower Road, HighLine Road, Hobday Road, Pine Flats Road and Hay Road Middle Branch will be closed to snowmobiling for the 2014-2015 season.

Peck's Pond Recreation Survey

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
Burnt Mills and Dixon Miller Trails will reopen for snowmobile and ATV use on December 14, 2014.  Maple Run Trail will open on December 14, 2014 for snowmobile use only.  All three trails close April 1, 2015 and reopen May 22, 2015.  Dirt bikes are strictly prohibited.
 
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.

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.