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







Joshua Bruce


Upcoming Events

Maple Sugaring

March is Maple Sugaring Season at Parker Dam Sate Park and you can come learn how real maple syrup is made. Learn the sweet story of maple sugaring, how it...

3/26 2pm
Project Wild Teacher Workshop

Project WILD, a wildlife-focused conservation education program, is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education curriculum among...

4/8 8am
Annual Woodsy Owl Volunteer Day

This annual volunteer day/weekend is used to spruce up the park for the coming summer season. Past projects have included leaf raking, fire ring cleaning,...

4/22 9am
Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Come sacrifice a few minutes to listen and understand the sacrifices made by so many, so long ago. Learn more about why this holiday exists for our enjoyment...

7/4 2pm
DiscoverE: Penn's Adventurers (ages 9-12)

The Penn’s Adventurers program is open to children ages 9-12 and is comprised of 12 hours of programming over 3 days. The Penn’s Adventurers theme this year...

7/11 10am

Recent Events

Maple Sugaring


Maple Sugaring


Maple Sugaring


Maple Sugaring


Maple Sugaring


Recent Activity

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!