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

Phone

814-342-5960

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Region

North

Manager

Jared Fencil

Email

blackmoshannonsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Kid's Kayak Kamp

Update: Kid's Kayak Kamp is full for both camps. Contact the park office to be placed on a waiting list. Each camp costs $30 per child. A lunch/dinner...

6/22 10am
Beaver Walk

Take a short hike to see a beaver lodge. Discover interesting facts about beavers, then make a beaver lodge to take home. Meet at the Enviornmental Learning...

6/24 2pm
Bog Treasures

Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. Meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road.

6/24 2pm
Turtles

Explore the world of Pennsylvania's turtles! Identification, characteristics, and habitats will be some of the topics. Meet at the Amphitheater in the...

6/24 7:30pm
Pontoon Boat Rides

Enjoy a ride on the pontoon boat. PFD's will be provided. This is a first come first program due to limited seats. Age limit-4 years and older. Meet at...

6/25 11am

Recent Events

Kid's Kayak Kamp

6/21/2017

PA Wilds Child

6/17/2017

Archery

6/10/2017

Kayaking Basics

6/10/2017

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.