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Rick Golden
USA Realty - Pocono Office

PA State Forest Cabins for Sale

PA State Forest Cabin

Pennsylvania DCNR – Bureau of Forestry has over 4,000 leased campsites across the state of PA. These can only be owned by PA residents andare not often on the market. 

If you are not a PA Resident and are looking for a Log Cabin in the Poconos .. go to Poconos Cabins for Sale.

To see Pocono Cabins outside of the state forest go to our Pocono Cabins, Chalets and Bungalow page.

IMPORTANT: To View any of the State Forest Cabins below contact:

USA Realty - Pocono Office at 570-517-2428 And one of the PA State Cabin Specialists will arrange a showing.
Do not contact the listing office as they represent the seller.

Click here to see Homes That Adjoin to State Forest Lands These are homes that back or side on State Forest Lands.

Located throughout the state forest system in PA (on land leased to you by the state and formally called by DCNR : “campsites”) are small recreational cabins that the State of Pennsylvania allows Pennsylvania residents to own. Some are quite elaborate to the point you would not recognize them as “cabins.”

A State Forest Leased Campsite is a small parcel of state forest land of about approximately 10,000 Square feet (1/4 acre) leased to an Pennsylvania resident individual or to a group of Pennsylvania residents for them to have a cabin for recreation including camping, hunting, lake activities and most other types of outdoor activities.

The DCNR stopped leasing new campsites in 1970, but the existing leases are still allowed to be utilized by the public.

If you are interested in obtaining a lease, you must find a cabin on a leased campsite that is for sale, purchase it and request that the lease be transferred to you. Rules for State Cabin leases. You must abide by the regulation for use of the land as established by the state these Guidelines are here. There is more information of the basics of owning one of these cabin lease campsite information is here .

The campsite leases are for 10 years. At the end of the 10 years the lease is up for renewal and depending on the lessees compliance with the lease agreement and the DCNR guidelines, the Department will determine whether or not the lease should be renewed.

State Forest Cabins in Winter –

Even though the cabins on a leased campsite are privately owned, the land is still public state forest land, and part of the State Forest system. The DCNR requires all lessees to maintain their campsites such that it is neat in appearance and does not drastically contrast with the surrounding State Forest land.

The buildings on a state forest leased campsite are considered as real estate for taxation purposes. Each lessee is responsible for any annual local taxes that are assessed on the structures located on a leased campsite. However, the taxes generally run less than $1000.00 per year as the only taxation applies to the structure and there is no taxation on the land.

The Pennsylvania State Lease campsites and cabins

on these campsites are a great way for PA residents to enjoy their state forest lands. While many of these owners have hunting or fishing as a reason to own a state cabin, there are just as many owners who purchase to hike, bike, snowmobile, kayak, canoe, use local state beaches and park facilities.

Contact USA Realty - Poconos office to view any of the Cabins for sale - 570-517-2428

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