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Burnt Mills

Friday, May 24, 2024

Other Names

Pike County ATV Trails, Saw Creek, Nebo Swamp, Planter Swamp, Lake Minisink, Delaware State Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

This portion of the Delaware State Forest offers about seven miles of designated ATV trails. The terrain is mostly hard packed with some loose chunk rock and occasional gravel sections but is fairly flat, making this a good choice to bring a beginner or the family. The main staging area is large with plenty of turnaround room for large vehicles.

The trails open for the summer season the Friday before Memorial Day through the last full weekend in September but re-opens for winter riding the day after deer hunting season (generally two weeks after Thanksgiving) through April 1. There is no fee to ride here but please note that ATVs must be registered, have proof of liability insurance and be 58" or less in width.

Overnight parking is not permitted but nearby Promised Land State Park offers a full service campground, boat ramp and a beach.

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Permit RequiredNoATVs must be registered and have proof of liability insurance.
Dates OpenFriday before Memorial Day through last full weekend in September; re-opens day after deer hunting season through April 1
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYes(AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, RI, UT, VT, WA, WI)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (58 inches)has entrance gate or posts
vehicles under 1200lbs dry weight and 58 inches wide permitted
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 58 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 58 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding permitted during daylight hours
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trails
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size3,200 acres (5 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail7
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1200 to 1300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
ShadeThis state forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Arnold's Country Mini-Mart (570) 828-2555
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)A-Mart Exxon (570) 223-8204
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SW)Otter Lake Camp Resort (800) 345-1369
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Otter Lake Camp Resort (800) 345-1369
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Otter Lake Camp Resort (800) 345-1369
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NW)Promised Land State Park (570) 676-3428
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Sisters Corner Deli & Convenience Store (570) 828-6885




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Nearest CityPecks Pond, PA
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Blooming Grove, PA
1) Take SR-4004 to Hwy 402 south
2) Proceed about 10 miles
3) Go past Bushkill Falls Road, staging area will be on your left.


Contact InfoDelaware State Forest
HC 1, Box 95A
Swiftwater, PA 18370-9723
(570) 895-4000
Contact InfoPennsylvania ATV Registration / Insurance Info
P.O. Box 8553
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8553
(866) 545-2476
(717) 783-9227
Contact InfoPennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
(717) 787-4250
CommentPennsylvania hunting season info and dates.


Burnt Mills Trail Photo

Burnt Mills Trail

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Burnt Mills Trail Photo

Burnt Mills Trail

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Burnt Mills Trail Photo

Burnt Mills Trail

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Burnt Mills Trail Photo

Burnt Mills Trail

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