Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors. The park conserves unique, natural environments and is in Centre County on PA 504, nine miles east of Philipsburg. More than 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest surround the park and help create a remote and wild setting.

During winter months, loaner equipment is available at the park office. Items may be borrowed during office hours, Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM and most weekends between 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM.  You must provide a valid ID. Ice skates are available when the designated ice skating area is open. This area is monitored and maintained at Boat Launch #1. Cross-country skis are available when snow cover is 4 inches or more and showshoes are available when snow cover is 6 inches or more. Youth sizes are available.

4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg, PA 16866-9519







Jared Fencil


Upcoming Events

USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Training

This training will teach how to set a range, general range safety, steps of shooting, and basic equipment repair. Must be 15 years old or older. ...

9/30 9am
Harvest Full Moon Watch

Watch the Harvest Full Moon rise over Black Moshannon Lake. view the moon through the telescope and enjoy a campfire. The cost of the program is $3. This...

10/5 6:30pm
Draconids Meteor Shower Watch

Watch the Draconids Meteor Shower over Black Moshannon Lake. This is an early evening meteor shower that normally produces a handful of meteors per hour. ...

10/8 7pm
Cranberry Festival

Enjoy the autumn activities at the Cranberry Festival with the Friends of Black Moshannon. Take a hike to find out where you can pick cranberries in the bog,...

10/14 12pm
Haunted Lake Loop Trail

Ready to be scared?!? The Haunted Lake Loop Hike will take place on October 15 at Black Moshannon State Park. Enjoy a good scare and some laughs. Candy will...

10/21 7pm

Recent Events

Public Lands Day


Pontoon Boat Rides




Recent Activity

Melanie Miller Kennedy

Melanie Miller Kennedy left a positive review 1/17/2015

Lots to do. Unfortunately very windy, so didn't stay long. Little disorganized, need some signage to direct to where all the events are located.

Kimberly Verdone

Kimberly Verdone left a positive review 9/18/2016

It was very informative and interesting to hear about not just beavers but other creatures in the park. However, if beavers are going to be trapped out of the park, we believe that they should be relocated.

Sharon Francis

Sharon Francis left a positive review 5/7/2016

Every year, this event gets better and better. A wonderful weekend with old and new friends.

Julia Harhai Paladina

Julia Harhai Paladina left a positive review 6/18/2016

My kids had a wonderful time. I can't wait to see which classes are offered next year!

Beth Clark

Beth Clark left a positive review 5/7/2016

This was my second WITW event and once again the organizers did a phenomenal job putting together a great day of activities and camaraderie. Super happy with this year's shirt (it's NOT dated!) and the food was yummy. Liked the addition of healthier options (hard-boiled eggs and juice at breakfast and raw veggies and fruit cocktail at lunch). Instructors were knowledgeable and friendly. Great job, everyone!!!

Kelly Gerard

Kelly Gerard left a positive review 8/12/2015

The view was amazing!!! We absolutely loved it. We laid out on a blanket and were in awe if the Milky Way and the falling stars/meteors. We saw at least 30 in about 2 hours. We definately want to go again.

Karen Gregg

Karen Gregg left a positive review 7/31/2015

I enjoyed the kayaking/canoeing part. There were a lot of people and made the snack portion a little hectic.