Michaux State Forest District Road Area Campsites

Fayetteville, Pennsylvania

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Michaux State Forest encompasses more than 85,000 acres of land in the South Mountain Physiographic Province in the south-central part of the state. Named for André Michaux, the French botanist who named many of the plant species in Pennsylvania during the 18th century, Michaux State Forest encompasses more than 85,000 acres of land in the South Mountain Physiographic Province in the south-central part of the state. This part of the state is well known for its association with the history of forest management. Michaux State Forest was formed in response to the nearly complete eradication of Pennsylvania’s forests by the lumber and iron industries in the 19th century.
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by Matt Willen (Menasha Ridge Press)

Michaux State Forest encompasses more than 85,000 acres of land in the South Mountain Physiographic Province in the south-central part of the state. Named for André Michaux, the French botanist who named many of the plant species in Pennsylvania during the 18th century, Michaux State Forest encompasses more than 85,000 acres of land in the South Mountain Physiographic Province in the south-central part of the state.

This part of the state is well known for its association with the history of forest management. Michaux State Forest was formed in response to the nearly complete eradication of Pennsylvania’s forests by the lumber and iron industries in the 19th century.

© 2017 Matt Willen/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Fayetteville
Campsites: 4
Season: April 2–end of regular rifle deer season in December
Additional Use: Hunting, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 717-352-2211, tinyurl.com/michauxsf
Fees per Night: Free
Facilities: None
Driving Directions: Directions to Michaux State Forest: District Road Area Campsites

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