Cornplanter State Forest

Located in western Forest County near Tionesta, the Cornplanter State Forest consists of 1,256 acres. It is named in honor of Chief Cornplanter, a famous Native American Chief of the Seneca tribe instrumental in maintaining peace between the new American government and the League of the Iroquois between 1784 and 1812.
The State Forest is only 10 miles from Colonel Edwin Drake's first oil well discovery in 1859. Abundant evidence of past oil activities exists. The Hunter Run Forest Demonstration Area and the Lashure Trail combine as a interpretive area and 1.5-mile trail available for use by educational groups and schools for environmental education. Other trails within the forest include 10 miles of hiking and 6 miles of cross-county skiing. Fishing, hunting and trapping are also permitted on the Forest. Primitive campers spending no more than one night at a campsite typically do not need a camping permit, with certain exceptions. Primitive camping is carry in, carry out. Contact the local forest district office for camping permit information, to find out which trails are better for riding and trail maps.
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