DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Thursday, July 4

Fish For Free Day

No license is required for Fish For Free Day. Bring the family, pack a picnic lunch or try the food concession stand and try your luck. See what a great...

Fish for Free Day

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is allowing anyone (resident or non-resident) to fish without a license today. All other fishing regulations still...

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,...

REGISTRATION FULL Eagle Watching on the Lake

REGISTRATION FULL Start off your Independence Day celebrations by coming out and looking for our national symbol. Eagles are becoming almost common in...

Fish for Free Day

Everyone is welcome to participate in Blue Knob’s fish for free day. Participants are asked to visit the park office before starting their experience. A...

Fish for Free Day

Today, anyone can fish without a fishing license! Free fishing rods and tackle are available to borrow from the park office. Equipment is limited and first...

Hunter Education - Laser Shot Trailer

The PA Game Commission is bringing their virtual hunting trailer to Little Buffalo to allow new hunters to hone their shooting skills! Stop by and check it...

Lake Hike

Stretch your legs for a hike around the lake! Enjoy beautiful scenery and wildlife watching as walk on several trails that connect to take us around the...

Sand Spring/Hickory Run Trail Guided Hike

Join our staff for an easy 2-mile hike along the Sand Spring and Hickory Run Trails. This loop will explore open woods, rhododendron thickets, and hemlock...

Wonders of Waterfalls

If you are hiking the Falls Trail, make sure to stop at the Lake Rose Pavilion to listen to a short talk from the Park Naturalist about the many wonders of...

July 4th Nature Hike

Join the park naturalist for a moderate 3 mile hike along the Sizerville Nature Trail. Wear footwear and clothing suitable for hiking. Please bring drinking...

Eagles-Masters of the Sky

The eaglets are ready to fledge! View our Bald Eagle nest through our spotting scope. Binoculars and scope provided.

Fish for Free Day in Easton

***Program Location: Theodore Roosevelt Recreation Area, 300 Canal Rd., Williams Twshp, PA 18042*** Registration is not necessary! Join us for Fish For...

Freedom Float

Join the park naturalist for a leisurely float as we celebrate Independence Day! Kayak basics, safety, and equipment will be discussed before we head out...

Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day by bringing the whole family back in time—to July 4, 1776! At Washington Crossing Historic Park, you can watch living historians...

Laurel Lake Independence Day Nature Table

Amphibian Invaders Come to the table set up at the top of Laurel Lake and learn about amphibians found in the park, their life cycles, and identify some...

Library Along Lake Marburg

Join a Codorus State Park Naturalist and the Children's Librarian of Guthrie Memorial Library for a free weekly program featuring a wildlife book reading at...

Meet The Macros

Stop by the stage anytime during this hour to learn about some of the macroinvertebrates and other creatures in Little Buffalo Creek. Though tiny, these...

Pennsylvania Fish For Free Day

Celebrate our nation's birthday with an ongoing hands on exhibit of fishing equipment, local fish identification, knot tying and casting geared towards...

Red,White and Blue Photo Scavenger Hunt

This is a fun twist to a scavenger hunt! Bring your digital camera or cell phone to the Amphitheater to take pictures of different items on our scavenger...

Spotting Scopes

The park staff will be setting up spotting scopes in the morning of the Fourth of July to see the different waterfowl and raptors on the Kettle Creek...

The Fair Play Men

These early settlers were living outside the formal boundaries of Pennsylvania, and formed their own governmental system. Local lore indicates that they...

Tom Faucett, A hike Into the Past

Tom who? Join us as we delve into the life and times of the man who supposedly shot General Braddock back during the time of the French and Indian War. He...

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...

Basics of Kayaking Courses

Join the park naturalist for a basic kayaking course at Tuscarora State Park. Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided. Maximum...

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...

Flag Raising Ceremony at the Fort Pitt Block House

Commemorate the Fourth of July with the Fort Pitt Block House in Point State Park! At 10:45 a.m., enjoy a special selection of patriotic tunes performed by...

Ambush at Mercersburg

Come gather around the fire pit and hear the story of the ambush at Mercersburg and a tale of forgiveness and compassion. Marshmallows will be available for...

Fish For Free Day

Fun for the entire family! Join us for a fishing frenzy on the East Branch of the Clarion River at Bendigo State Park. No license needed for this special...

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...

Red, White, and Blue Hike

Enjoy a short hike looking for things that are red, white, or blue—in name or color. There is more out there than you think.

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...

Celebrate America Pittsburgh!

The Fourth of July celebration at Point State Park will have a main stage of entertainment, food concessions and family activities. The celebration will end...

Eagle Life

Discover the wonderful life of our national symbol

1700s Pioneer Camp

Step back in time by visiting the 1700s historical frontier camp open daily from 1-5 pm Monday July 1st through Saturday, July 6th, at Hills Creek State...

Campground Bike Parade

Come join us for a patriotic Bike Parade along loop A in Campground A. The chaplain will have materials to decorate bikes at the Educational Firepit in...

Can You Guess?

We will be set up with a display of various historical and natural items in the park’s collections. Stop and learn about the history of the park and see...

Family Fishing

Go on, take the bait! We'll loan you a rod, tackle and bait to fish the S.M.A.R.T. way. You don't even need a license for this one day catch and release...

For Kids: Wildlife Olympics

Olympians can be found right here at Hickory Run! The park's wildlife are capable of some amazing feats, and so are you! Kids will compete with the help of...

Leaf ID Table

Stop by the Beach House and test your identification skills on leaves. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more information.

Living History at Fort Pitt: Fourth at the Fort

Visitors to the Point can learn about Fort Pitt and Western Pennsylvania’s role in the American Revolution and experience 18th century military life at the...

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...

Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt

Kids! How many red, white and blue items can you find out in nature? Prizes will be awarded.

SMART Fishing Program

This is a great opportunity to introduce children to the sport of fishing or to just learn some new techniques. This program is from PA Fish and Boat...

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

Stop by Shoaff's Mill for special hours on July 4th, 2019. You will be able to witness an operational 32' steel waterwheel and learn how cornmeal and flour...

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....

Smokey Bear Storytime

ONLY YOU can join us on July 4th to listen to the true story of Smokey Bear for our Smokey Storytime. Smokey will also be traveling to Yellow Creek State...

The Declarartion of Independence

To celebrate the holiday, we will have a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Join us as we read the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. If you have never really thought about what is written there, how can you appreciate...

Laurel Lake Independence Day Nature Table

Amphibian Invaders Come to the table set up at the top of Laurel Lake and learn about amphibians found in the park, their life cycles, and identify some...

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...

Blacksmith Shop

This building has witnessed the ravages of time and the Army of Northern Virginia marching to Gettysburg. Come learn about iron ore, charcoal, slag and...

Disc Golf 101

Learn the basics of disc golf so you can enjoy a few rounds at our renown disc golf course.

Thorns & Threats

In order to protect themselves, many plants and animals have developed similar defenses.Take a break from the pool and found out all about these prickly...

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...

Log Cabins of Chestnut

In the 1920s cabins were built to escape urban ills. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the Blacksmith Shop for this three mile hike on the Raccoon Run Trail.

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...

PA Reptiles & Amphibians

Come and learn about some of the incredible reptiles and amphibians that live at Little Buffalo. A program for all ages, we will discuss the differences...

Monthly Meeting: Friends of Nockamixon State Park

Come join the Friends for their monthly meeting at the Environmental Education Center. Learn about projects the Friends are working on and how you can...

Launch Into Space

Launch into space by joining us for astronomy themed educational games. These games will provide an introduction into astronomy and the Night Sky Tour...

1863 - Battle of Gettysburg

156 years ago this week, the Army of Northern Virginia left Chambersburg and traveled east on Route 30. On the way to Philadelphia, General Lee ran into...

Red, White & Blue Night Sky Tour

Celebrate the 4th of July by experiencing the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour...

Thursday, July 4