Located in western Forest County near Tionesta the Cornplanter State Forest consists of 1,256 acres. 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. Trails within the forest are open to hiking, mountain biking and cross county skiing. Primitive campers spending no more than one night at a campsite typically do not need a camping permit, with certain exceptions. Contact the local forest district office for camping permit information, to find out which trails are better for riding and trail maps. Primitive camping is carry in, carry out.