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

Phone

814-765-0630

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Region

North

Email

parkerdamsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Explore Archery

Have you always wanted to learn to shoot a bow and arrow? Come and learn the basics of archery, along with range rules and safety procedures. Bows have up...

9/28 5pm
12th Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Float

This annual celebration of fall features many historical skills and activities, as well as vendors showcasing their wares. From apple cidering, to candle...

10/14 12pm
Cidering DIY

BYO apples and cider containers. Use the park's cider press to make your own cider under the watchful eye of park staff.

10/15 1pm

Recent Events

Night Sky Program

9/19/2017

Earth Day History

9/16/2017

Hike to the Vista

9/16/2017

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!