Delaware State Forest

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Delaware Maps

Detailed maps can help you plan your trip. Download the public use map and other trail and recreational activity maps.


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.  

2016 District Management Acitivity Plan
The district management activity plan is ready and available for public questions and/or feedback. View it here.

Bald Hill Road Culvert Replacement Update
Effective July 18, 2016, the Bald Hill Road, a spur off of Five Mile Meadow Road, will be closed until further notice. Contractors will be removing the old stream crossing structure and installing abutments for a new stream crossing. The estimated completion date for this project is June 5, 2017. We are currently requesting a temporary bridge be placed on the new abutments from Oct. 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 to allow temporary access. Additional updates will be posted as new information becomes available.
Please Use Caution on the Pennel Run and Hay Road Trails
Due to damage from the 16 Mile wildfire earlier this spring, large sections of the Pennel Run Trail and the Hay Road Trail are unmarked and difficult to navigate. The trails are not closed but hikers should travel at their own risk. Forestry staff will continue to work to re-establish the necessary trail markings and blazes.

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.