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

Project WET Teacher Workshop

Update: This workshop has been cancelled. Please join Pennsylvania State Park Environmental Educators for a 1-day Project WET Workshop for K-12 Grade...

5/6 8:30am
Women In The Wilds

Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities at Black Moshannon State Park in a friendly non-competitive environment. Learn new skills, such as how to cast a fly...

5/13 8am
Strawberry Full Moon Paddle

Update: This event is now full. Enjoying watching the Strawberry Full Moon rise above Black Moshannon Lake. We will paddle to a campfire, where drinks...

6/9 8pm
PA Wilds Child

Calling all children ages 7 to 16! Join the Friends of Black Moshannon for a fun-filled day outdoors. Choose 4 one hour classes to attend throughout the...

6/17 8:30am
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...

6/21 10am

Recent Events

Earth Day

4/22/2017

Maple Syrup

3/4/2017

First Day Hike

1/1/2017

Tree ID

10/29/2016

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.