DCNR Calendar of Events

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

The Elusive Gliders:  Flying Squirrels

Meet at the Amphitheater in the Lower Campground to discover interesting facts about flying squirrels. If it is raining, please meet at the Environmental...

5/25 8pm
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...

5/26 2pm
Photo Scavenger Hunt

Pick up a list of items, take pictures, and get a Smokey Bear prize. Bring a digital camera or any device that can take and view pictures. Meet at the...

5/27 10am
Beaver Walk

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

5/27 1pm
Schoolhouse Days

Explore what it was like to attend the one-room schoolhouse at Black Moshannon, then play games from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Meet at the One Room...

5/27 4pm

Recent Events

Pontoon Boat Rides


Women In The Wilds


Bird ID Basics


Earth Day


Recent Activity


Casey left a positive review 4/21/2018

Such a great event! First of all, the park office started out the day with providing donuts, muffins, and coffee which is always a plus. The event was very well organized. They also provided lunch and free volunteer t shirts and hats! Such a beautiful park as well.

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.