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

Walk Through the Solar System

Come take a short walk through a vast expanse of space (scaled down of course). Along the way, we’ll discuss the planets of the solar system and their...

7/22 10am
Solar System and Solar Power

Learn a little about our solar system and ways we can use solar power, which is a completely renewable source of energy.

7/22 3pm
Night Sky

If you are interested in learning more about the night sky and observing through some of the park’s viewing optics, come join us near the breast of the dam....

7/22 9pm
Tea and Talk

Bring your own tea mug to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea (hot). Talk will focus on matters of consequence. The Sunday evening tea and talk has been...

7/23 7pm
DiscoverE: Hide-N-Seekers (ages 4-5)

This year’s Hide-‘n-Seekers theme at Parker Dam State Park is “Sensory Awareness.” Children participating in the Hide-‘n-Seekers program (ages 4 and 5) will...

7/25 10am

Recent Events

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Recent Activity

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!