Parker Dam State Park

The 968-acre Parker Dam State Park offers old-fashioned charm and character. A scenic lake, rustic cabins, quaint campground and unbounded forest make Parker Dam an ideal spot for a relaxing vacation. For wilderness explorers, Parker Dam is a gateway to the vast expanses of Moshannon State Forest. You can walk through recovering tornado ravaged woods, backpack into the 50,000-acre Quehanna Wilderness, mountain bike to your heart’s content or enjoy quiet solitude searching for elusive Pennsylvania elk.

28 Fairview Road, Penfield, PA 15849-9799







Upcoming Events

Heritage Skills Night—Rope and Yarn Making

Learn how folks used to make rope and yarn. Once you learn how, you will be looking for raw materials everywhere you go. This series is aimed at teaching...

2/22 6pm
“Black” Moon

Learn why there is no full moon this February, as well as other phenomena that are also called black moons. We will take a look at the moon’s phases and...

2/24 10am
Cross-country Ski Trek—Beaver Dam

Take a guided trek and both improve your skiing and learn more about the park. Previous experience necessary; call the Park Office (814-765-0630) if you need...

2/24 1pm
Cross-country Ski Trek—Skunk Trail

Take a guided trek and both improve your skiing and learn more about the park. Previous experience necessary; call the Park Office (814-765-0630) if you need...

2/25 1pm
Family and Youth Fly Tying

Come learn the basics of tying flies. A different pattern will be taught each week with materials provided. The park’s tools will be available for those...

3/1 5pm

Recent Events

Ice Fishing Basics


Recent Activity

Gina Gilarski

Gina Gilarski left a positive review 10/14/2017

It was my first time there... I enjoyed it very much. Although understand it was the small event due to Clearfield changing their festival date

Windy Wilkinson

Windy Wilkinson left a positive review 7/11/2017

The rangers were wonderful with the kids. The class was well controlled in a friendly manor allowing everyone to fun and be safe. The activities were diverse and everyone seemed to have their favorite. Thank you!

Cheryl Sharpe

Cheryl Sharpe left a positive review 4/8/2017

This workshop was fabulous if you like the outdoors. The park was great, the instructors enthusiastic, the activities were fun and engaging. I now have tons of ideas for incorporating wildlife education into my classroom.

Sue Cunningham

Sue Cunningham left a review 1/1/2017

Nice day. Nice group. Would have preferred a bit longer hike.

Brett Freeman

Brett Freeman left a positive review 1/1/2017

The crisp sunny New Year morning and enthusiastic group made for an educational and invigorating first day walk. While I'd recommend an option for extended walk for those interested, it was a wonderful way to start 2017

Paul Schumann

Paul Schumann left a positive review 9/16/2016

what a great event. well planned by the staff. a big thank you to all that helped.

Debby Smith Skander

Debby Smith Skander left a positive review 9/4/2016

my grandkids and son in law had an awesome time , cant wait to go again

Cory Frasco

Cory Frasco left a positive review 5/22/2016

This was our 2nd year going and the kids LOVE it! It was rainy and chilly out but there was still a good turn out! Much thanks goes out to all the clubs who put in a lot of time and effort to plan it!