Originally Posted by runningdeer
the posting states, "The current 10 lease on the land expires July 5th 2016."
What happens after 2016?
Actually the current 10 year lease expires once it is sold. New owner will then pick up a new 10 year lease, renewable ever 10 year if they keep the place fixed up to state standards, no big deal.
Lease is $200/year, paid yearly. Depending on water supply, you may also have a water rider attached to it, I think it's like $25/year, not sure on that, haven't got my new bill yet.
The place may need some fixing up, hard to tell from the picture, that you will need to do.
If you're interested in it, the first thing you need to do is contact the forester that looks after the camp in this state forest , to find out what repairs need done. You will need to contact them anyways, they have final say on the sale.
As far as getting around the resident lease requirements. The only way I think would work is have a friend or relative that is a PA resident buy it, putting it in their name. You could then be a member, but legally you wouldn't have any say or ownership.
This is a real good buy on a state camp, especially if it has a water supply. The lease alone without any building is worth $10000 +. A leased state camp today will go for 4 or 5 times that much, if the camp is in good shape.