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

32nd Annual Friends of Black Moshannon Summer Festival

Try your luck at winning the Lumber Jack and Lumber Jill competitions at Lumber Days, then dance the night away at the Beach Party. On Sunday, try to build a...

7/22 11am
32nd Annual Friends of Black Moshannon Summer Festival

Try your luck at winning the Lumber Jack and Lumber Jill competitions at Lumber Days, then dance the night away at the Beach Party. On Sunday, try to build a...

7/23 11am
Photo Scavenger Hunt

Find 15 of the items on the list, take a picture, and return to receive a prize. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

7/29 2pm
Animal Encounters

How far can a skunk spray? What should I do if I see a bear while hiking? Come to this interesting program to find out. Meet at the Environmental Learning...

7/29 4pm
PA Turtles

Find out what species of turtles live in PA. Discover interesting facts about turtles. Meet at the Amphitheater in the Lower Campground.

7/29 7:30pm

Recent Events

Pontoon Boat Rides

6/25/2017

Turtles

6/24/2017

Beaver Walk

6/24/2017

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.