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The Game Commission owns and manages more than 1.5 million acres of state game lands throughout the Commonwealth. The primary purpose of these lands is the management of habitat for wildlife and provide opportunities for lawful hunting and trapping. Secondary recreational uses are permitted in accordance with the Game Commission’s regulations.

State Game Lands Regulations – Title 58

Mapping Center

Mapping Center: This easy-to-use resource allows users to search, discover and learn about State Game Land resources throughout Pennsylvania. In addition, users can print and share customized maps. PGC Mapping CenterThe Layer List laid out along the right-hand side and includes many new 'Hunting Focused' data layers with pop-ups enabled so users simply needs to click on the map to see detailed information about the feature of interest. There is also a 'Near Me' tool that lets the user enter an address or pick a location on the map and indicate a search buffer width to discover what features are within that distance. Many of the Point features now include a link to driving directions to the selected point.

State Game Lands PDF Maps

State Game Lands PDF Maps


Public Shooting Ranges 

Range regulations, permits, locations, and information

The Game Commission continues to provide resources for shooters – hunters and non-hunters alike – by maintaining shooting ranges on State Game Lands across the Commonwealth. To find a range near you. please visit the Public Shooting Ranges page.


Seasonal Roads on Game Lands 

More than 400 miles of roads are open seasonally on state game lands. Seasonal openings are based on hunting seasons, road conditions and safety. To find the locations of season roads on game lands, please visit our Mapping Center.


Access for Hunters with Disabilities

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Hunters and trappers with disabilities can find additional information on the Permits for Hunters with Disabilities page. Permitted persons can access state game lands using ATVs on these designated routes. Note: This information is in the process of being updated. Please reach out to the region directly if no routes are listed.



Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles 

Designated Routes for Horses and Bicycles signThese multi-use roads or trails are open to bicycling and horseback riding at certain times of the year, and under certain restrictions. Riding activities are not permitted (except on Sundays or on roads open to public travel) from the last Saturday in September thru the third Saturday in January, and before 1 p.m. from the second Saturday in April thru the last Saturday in May. This does not apply to anyone lawfully engaged in hunting, trapping or fishing on state game lands. Designated routes are posted by the Game Commission as being open to travel by a non-motorized vehicle, conveyance or animal. 

 


Snowmobile Trails 

 Approve Snowmobile Trail signDesignated routes for snowmobile use on State Game Lands are open, provided there is sufficient snow, from the third Sunday in January through April 1. Riders may only use snowmobiles that are registered and display valid registration decal. 




Additional Information

Game Lands Special Use Permit (PDF)
Special Requests to Use State Game Lands Information