DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, July 21

Charcoal Burn

Due to the expected high heat and humidity this weekend, the charcoal burn has been cancelled. Stay Cool! Blacksmith Shop Open - Saturday and Sunday - 1 and...

Charcoal Burn Teacher Workshop

Due to the expected high heat and humidity this weekend, the charcoal burn has been cancelled. Stay Cool! This Teacher Workshop is administered and approved...

Presque Isle Half Marathon

This run is hosted by the Erie Runers Club and will begin at Beach 1 and run one lap around the entire park beginning at 5:30 AM until 12:00 PM.

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.

Wildlife Watchers on the Water - Kayaking

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water’s edges....

Kayak Glendale Lake

Explore Killbuck Cove in the seat of a kayak! Basic paddling skills will be reviewed before setting out. We will go around the cove, discussing the park and...

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. ...

Source to Tap

Do you know where are water comes from? Do you know how water is transported? Come on over to the campground playground to explore where water comes from and...

Animal Tracks

Children and adults are both welcome to come learn about the tracks that our local animals leave in the mud and snow. Join us to make an animal track guide.

Boulder Field Basics

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

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.

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...

Intermediate Borosilicate Glass Bead Design at TPCA

Learn the art of flameworking in a variety of workshops with Jessica Keemer. From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be...

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 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 supplied...

Tom Faucett Trail Hike

We will start at the Campground Overflow Parking Lot and work our way down to the GAP Bike Trail traveling on The Tom Faucett Trail, formerly known as one 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...

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...

Nocturnal Nature: Wild Dogs

Discover some of the wild canines that call Pennsylvania their home! Join park staff to explore some of the incredible adaptations these animals have, pet a...

Pontoon Boat Tour

Cancelled. Pontoon tours for Sunday July 21 have been cancelled. Future dates for interpretive pontoon tours are July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, and...

The Thrills of Gills

Explore the world of fish with the Park Naturalist. Come learn the many unique adaptations of fish, discover what fish you can catch at F.J. Sayers Lake, and...

From Grain to Bread

Visit the courtyard of the historic gristmill on Sunday, June 23, anytime between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to see cast iron cooking in action. Learn from a...

Kayak Seven Mile Run

Spend a relaxing day on the kayak and learn about the history of the area and see the wildlife around the East Branch! Kayaks are available at no cost, but...

Kayak Seven Mile Run

Come on down to Elk State Park and spend a couple hours on the kayak learning the history of the are and seeing the wildlife! Kayaks are available at no cost...

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...

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

Cancelled. Pontoon tours for Sunday July 21 have been cancelled. Future dates for interpretive pontoon tour are July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, and...

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...

Butterflies

The flower gardens in the park are all a flutter with butterflies and hummingbirds. Join the naturalist as she explains the life of butterflies and how to...

DiscoverE: Foxes

This program is intended for children ages six and up, but everyone is welcome. We will read a story about foxes, and talk some more about them.

For Kids: Art in the Park!

Create one-of-a-kind outdoor paintings on canvas with step-by-step instruction from artist Jan Lokuta. Participants will each take home their very own...

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...

Sandcastle Contest

Impress our volunteers with your sand sculptures while learning about where sand comes from. Win a lolly!

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...

Antlers Vs. Horns

Ever wonder about the difference between antlers and horns? Join our staff here at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we learn about the differences between...

DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers (ages 6 to 8)

In this 2 hour long program for children ages 6 though 8 and their parents/guardians, we will have some fun exploring the outdoors and nature. Each program...

Free Family Fishing Program with PFBC and Trout Unlimited

Learn to fish basic skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook, and taking the fish off the line. You and your family will have the opportunity to...

Learning at the Beach: Butterflies

Stop by the table at the beach and see what the park naturalist has today. Today's topic is butterflies.

Nature Table

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

Sustainable Living Workshop

In an era where we're bombarded by information that details how our way of life is impacting the world around us, it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to...

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...

Wild about Teas

For centuries, people have gathered local plants and infused them with hot water to make beverages. During this program, guest instructor Vince Curtis will...

Pennsylvania Otters

Join the park naturalist to learn more about the reintroduction of an animal that at one point were nearly wiped out of Pennsylvania. Topics will include...

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,...

Monarchs and Milkweed

Stop by for a program to learn about the monarch butterfly and the milk weed plant that they rely on to survive.

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 of Glendale Lake

Discover the park aboard the Lady Glendale! Enjoy a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Program is free,...

Indian Tools and Weapons of the Shawnee Valley

The program looks at many of the everyday artifacts that were highly used , but may go unnoticed by the average individual.

The Bear Out There

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

World of Hellbenders

Join guest speaker Pete Petokas, Research Associate at the Clean Water Institute of Lycoming College, to focus on one of the largest salamanders in...

Animal Olympics

See examples of animal record holders in all areas, in many activities. Examples from the park and world will be highlighted.

"The Legacy of Coal and Coke" Conservation Video

Take a journey to the past and learn about the development of the coal and coke industry in Southwestern Pennsylvania. This video documents the birth and...

Sunday, July 21