DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, June 30

Educating Ladies of KECA

Keystone Elk Country Alliance to hold first “Educating Ladies of KECA” Day Out Event in Benezette ...

Lagoon by Pontoon

The lagoons at Presque Isle are full of natural surprises such as sun basking turtles, wading great blue herons, beavers slapping their tail on the water,...

Non-Denominational Church Service

Non-Denominational Church Service start 8:00 am at the Keystone State Park Amphitheatre. In case of rain service are held at the James Kell visitor Center.

Animal Charades

Come on over to the campground playground for a playful game of charades, animal edition. Bring lots of energy, creativity, & a positive attitude for a fun...

Farmer's Market

Come join us at Keystone State Park Farmer’s Market. Every Sunday, weather permitting from May 19, 2019 until September 29, 2019in the Beach parking lot. ...

Sunset Rocks Hike (3.25-mile loop)

Meet at end of Old Shippensburg road in the parking lot for a guided hike to Sunset Rocks Overlook. Bring sturdy hiking shoes and water for the trek. Limited...

Stream Study

Join the park naturalist and dive into an underwater community to find some different aquatic insects that call this creek home. All children must be...

Birds of Prey

Birds of prey have many amazing adaptation for finding food and surviving in our forest and fields. Come learn about owls, hawks, and falcons of the Blue...

Chapel Service Non-Denominational

Join Pastor Dave, every Sunday, for a morning of fellowship surrounded by nature. In case of rain, the service will be held at Pavilion #4.

Family Fishing Program

Looking for a great way to connect with your family? Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at a Family Fishing Program led by...

Fort Pitt 50 Family Day

In celebration of the Fort Pitt Museum’s 50th anniversary, the museum will offer special throwback pricing of $0.50 admission for adults and $0.25 admission...

Friends of Kings Gap Yoga on the Terrace

Join Maggie Stonecash of Simply Well for Yoga on the Mansion Terrace. Class is appropriate for all levels, beginner to experienced. Modifications are offered...

Native Plant Gardening

Discover the possibilities of using native plants in your landscaping. This program will discuss how to grow and maintain native plants, proper site...

Non-Denominational Church Service

Non-Denominational Church service will be held every Sunday in the campground amphitheater (between areas E and F) from Memorial day to Labor Day. The...

Stream Study

Bring the whole family and help us do a stream study! We will be catching macroinvertebrates and learning what they can tell us about a stream. Nets are...

The Great Railway Escape

The Western Maryland Railway along with the B & O were the “Life blood” of Ohiopyle in the early 1900’s. The Western Maryland line was located in what we now...

Tree ID Hike

Did you ever wonder as you were walking through Ohiopyle’s fabulous forest which trees were which? Join us to hike along and learn how to identify many of...

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes...

Vulture Watch

Join us on the deck of the education center as we watch for vultures. Learn all the grisly details about vulture adaptations and how they conduct an...

Hiking 101

Meet the naturalist between 10:30 - 12 noon for an informal discussion to learn about planning and preparing to hike the trails at Hickory Run. We'll have...

Historic Gristmill Summer Hours - Memorial Day through Labor Day

The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill at McConnells Mill State Park is open Memorial Day...

Pontoon Boat Tour

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

Silver Creek Hike

Join us on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 10:30 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower and Reservoir. This...

Bug Hunt

Lets go looking for those creepy crawlies that live all around us!

Pontoon Boat Rides

Enjoy a ride on the pontoon boat. PFD’s will be provided. This is a first come first serve program due to limited seats. Age limit-4 years and older. Meet at...

Turtle Odyssey

Sea Turtles are some of Earth's most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 millions years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass...

Mansion Docent Orientation

Would you like to spend a Sunday afternoon helping visitors learn about the Cameron Masland Mansion? The park has a dedicated crew of docents that volunteer...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Blacksmith Demonstration

Come see an actual blacksmith exhibiting a skill in which there is no app. The metal will get red-hot, and then sizzle when it touches the water bucket....

Pontoon Boat Tour

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

Blue Ball Tavern Tours

Come and visit the Historic Blue Ball Tavern. Originally built in the late 1700's, the Blue Ball served as an important stopping post for soldiers during the...

Boulder Field Basics

Meet the Naturalist for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geolgic wonder. Please allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route 534.

Conservation Heroes: J. T. Rothrock

Come join the park naturalist as we look at the life and accomplishments of James Trimble Rothrock, “The Father of Forestry in Pennsylvania’. This is the...

DiscoverE: Reptiles.

DiscoverE is a state-wide program offered by the Bureau of State Parks for children ages 4 – 17. Hide-‘n- Seekers is for children ages 4 – 5, Outdoor...

Family Fishing

Looking for a great way to connect with your family? Interested in learning a little about fishing? Discover just how much fun fishing can be. Join state...

Meadow Run Hike

The Meadow Run Trail has many geological features that create the back drop for its beauty. From large rock formations to water falls to majestic hemlocks,...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Nature Walk on Mary Ann Furnace Trail

Join the park naturalist for a stroll along the cove and through the woods. Discover what is living in our park and how things are changing.

Self Guided Tours: Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. The first floor will be...

Shoaff's Mill Tour

Shoaff's Mill is a 19th century operational grist mill that is open for tours every Saturday & Sunday from May through the Apple Festival in October, *staff...

Art in the Park- Red Fox

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word fox? Is it sneaky or clever? Dry off from the pool and learn some fun facts and try your hand at...

CANCELLED: Art in the Park

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold the Art in the Park show this year. We hope that the event will return next year.

Centred Outdoors Park Hike

Four hikes to choose from! Meet at the Observation Deck Kids and Pet Friendly Go on an adventure in one of Central Pennsylvania's hidden gems, Whipple...

Nature Table

Take a short break from swimming and catch up with the park naturalist at Muskrat Beach. Each week will feature different topics to help you learn more and...

Tea Talk

Come on out to the Environmental Learning Center for a cup of tea from nature. We’ll chat about anything from animals to the garden outside. This program is...

The Great Railway Escape

The Western Maryland Railway along with the B & O were the “Life blood” of Ohiopyle in the early 1900’s. The Western Maryland line was located in what we now...

Turtle Odyssey

Sea Turtles are some of Earth's most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 millions years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass...

Geocaching Games

Join park staff for a fun time of geocaching. There will be learning opportunities on marking and finding waypoints, on operating a handheld GPS, and more....

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Ironmasters Mansion Tour MOST SUNDAYS CALL TO CONFIRM

Ironmaster’s Mansion interior tours are conducted most Sundays at 3 PM. Tours last approximately one hour. Topics include the brick building’s history,...

Science in the Park:  Tick Talk

Join us as we talk about a tiny but scary Pennsylvania resident, the black legged tick. Learn about where they live, how they reproduce, and why they are...

Centred Outdoors Park Hike

Four hikes to choose from! Meet at the Observation Deck Kids and Pet Friendly Go on an adventure in one of Central Pennsylvania's hidden gems, Whipple...

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes...

Pontoon Boat Tour

Discover the lake aboard Lady Glendale! Enjoy a scenic tour and discover the historical and natural features of the park. Children under 3 years of age must...

Summer Evening Paddle

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE ORIGINAL DATE WAS INCORRECT. The lake is a different place as the evening wears on. Join the park naturalist for relaxing paddle on...

Animals at Sunset

Everything happens for a reason. The circadian rhythms of every animal are a product of numerous years of evolution with the goal of maximizing their...

Discovery Hike

Join us for a leisurely hike along McDermott Trail. We'll talk all about the fascinating life we may encounter. The hike will be 1.5 miles long with muddy...

Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk is whatever interests you about the environment. The Sunday...

The Bear Out There

Join volunteer John Hechler as he shares his vast knowledge of the Black Bear.

The Fascination of Covered Bridges

The facts on covered bridges and an armchair look at the covered bridges of Bedford County.

Pennsylvania Firefly

Firefly, lightening bug or glow bug, whatever you may call them, stop by the nature center to learn about the science behind these summer spectacles! We will...

Sunday, June 30