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Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands that provide recreational opportunities for thousands of visitors. The park conserves unique, natural environments and is in Centre County on PA 504, nine miles east of Philipsburg. More than 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest surround the park and help create a remote and wild setting.

During winter months, loaner equipment is available at the park office. Items may be borrowed during office hours, Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM and most weekends between 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM.  You must provide a valid ID. Ice skates are available when the designated ice skating area is open. This area is monitored and maintained at Boat Launch #1. Cross-country skis are available when snow cover is 4 inches or more and showshoes are available when snow cover is 6 inches or more. Youth sizes are available.

4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg, PA 16866-9519

Phone

814-342-5960

Website

dcnr.pa.gov

Region

North

Email

blackmoshannonsp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Stream Exploration

Find out what animals live in Black Moshannon Creek! Nets will be provided. Please wear waders or shoes that can get wet. No flip flops or sandals,...

6/22 4pm
UV Night Hike

Take a hike on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. UV lights will be provided to view the plants on the walk back. ...

6/22 8pm
Pontoon Boat Rides

Take a ride on the pontoon boat to see beautiful views of the lake. Each ride will have a specific topic as listed below. Age limit is 4 years and older....

6/23 11am
Beaver Walk

Take a short hike to see a beaver lodge up close. Then make a beaver lodge to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

6/29 6pm
UV Night Hike On The Lake Loop Trail

See which plants glow while using a UV light on the Lake Loop Trail! This is a one-mile hike on a mostly flat trail. UV lights and red lights will be...

6/29 8:30pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Andrew Pletcher

Andrew Pletcher posted a photo 7/13/2021

Vivian Kennelty

Vivian Kennelty left a positive review 7/4/2019

Very informative. I learned that a rattlesnake grows a rib on it's rattler every time it sheds it's skin and they are learning NOT to give a warning rattle, as this has brought attention to them and results in certain death.

Vivian Kennelty

Vivian Kennelty left a review 7/5/2019

Fun, but too easy. I thought my grandchildren would be seeking out pics of poison ivy, mushrooms, wild garlic, etc. Plants to beware of and those to survive by. But they had fun nonetheless.

Vivian Kennelty

Vivian Kennelty left a positive review 7/5/2019

Fascinated by all that I didn't know! i.e 4ft deep is the sphagnum & pitcher plant (carnivorous).

Vivian Kennelty

Vivian Kennelty left a positive review 7/6/2019

Relaxing, educational & simply beautiful!

Casey

Casey posted a photo 1/3/2019

Enjoying the view of the lake Enjoying the view of the lake

Casey

Casey posted a photo 1/3/2019

Hiking Shingle Mill Trail Hiking Shingle Mill Trail

Casey

Casey posted a photo 1/3/2019

Hiking Shingle Mill Trail Hiking Shingle Mill Trail

Casey

Casey posted a photo 1/3/2019

Breakfast setup Breakfast setup

Casey

Casey posted a photo 1/3/2019

Bird watching boardwalk on the lake Bird watching boardwalk on the lake