DCNR Calendar of Events

Event Calendar for Ohiopyle State Park

June 19 - July 19, 2018

Saturday, June 23

Pa Forest Conservation Video

Our video this week is entitled “The Pennsylvania Forest. Jim Nelson, the former director of the Bureau of Forestry, reflects on the history of the...

Sunday, June 24

Washington's Raft

Before his infamous attack at Jumonville, George Washington and a group of men built a raft and attempted to float the Youghiogheny. During this program we...

The Moon

Join us to hear how man's journey to the moon began. We will talk about how the moon became our closest celestial neighbor and what it is made of. Then we...

Friday, June 29

Owl Outlaws

The story of owls in Pennsylvania reads like a crime novel. Join us to find out what the owls were accused of and how they were acquitted of all charges.

Saturday, June 30

Bike the Rails

We will meet at the Ramcat Put-in parking lot in Confluence and then bike 9 miles to Ohiopyle. Along the way, we will stop and explore some of the hidden...

Backpacking Basics

Backpacking can be a fun, challenging, and rewarding way to explore the outdoors and visit places that may only be accessible on foot. Join us to learn the...

Sunday, July 1

Formation of Ferncliff

Did you know that Meadow Run used to flow past the Falls Area Visitor’s Center? This easy 2 mile hike explores the evidence that geologists have used to...

Tom Faucett, A Hike Into the Past

Tom who? Join us as we delve into the life and times of the man who supposedly shot General Braddock back during the time of the French and Indian War. He...

Kentuck Trail Hike

This easy 2 mile hike will start at the Contact Station in the campground and follows along the ridge that overlooks the Great Gorge of the lower...

Battle In A Box

Do you know what world war was started 10 minutes from here? During this interactive program we will learn all about the ‘War for Empire”. Why was...

Outdoor Grocery Store

Learn some of the basics to foraging wild edibles. Identify the three W’s of what, when and where to look for them. We will take a short hike to look for...

Friday, July 6

Gifford Pinchot Conservation Video

Gifford Pinchot was an American forester and politician. Pinchot served as the first Chief of the United States Forest Service from 1905 until 1910, and was...

Saturday, July 7

Volunteer Trail Day

Join with other Park Volunteers to complete much needed trail work in the park. Please bring gloves and something to eat. Contact Barbara Wallace at...

Kentuck Loop Hike

This short easy 1 mile loop travels through a variety of habitats. Along the way, we'll look for signs of an old homestead. Towards the end of the hike, we...

Snakes

Are there snakes in Ohiopyle? Of course there are! Ohiopyle State park is the perfect habitat for our slitherin’ scaly friends. We will learn all about...

Sunday, July 8

Trek To Tall Trees

Did you know that Ohiopyle is home to some of the tallest trees in Pennsylvania and in some cases the Northeast United States. During this series of...

Frog Hunt

Join us for one of our most fun and popular programs. We’ll meet at the amphitheater to discuss our plan of attack. Then we’ll head to the infamous frog pond...

Friday, July 13

Stargazing

Join the Park Naturalist for this exciting hike through the night sky. We’ll observe the sky and try to identify some constellations and the stories that...

Saturday, July 14

Lower Yough Paddle (Plants & Animals)

If you want to experience more than just a jaunt down the lower Yough then join us as we explore the many different plants that line the banks of the river....

Fireflies

Fireflies are a sign that summer is here. Experience the magic of being surrounded by nature’s blinking lights. We will discover how they blink and why. We...

Sunday, July 15

Rise of the Falls Hike

This moderate 3 mile walk explores the war being waged between two of nature’s most formidable foes: water and rock. During this hike we will explore the...

Wild Tea Hike

For centuries people have gathered local plants and infused them with water to make tea. During this program we’ll introduce you to some of these teas and...