DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Thursday, July 4

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

TENTATIVE PENDING COUNTY MOVING TO GREEN ZONE: Celebrate our nation's birthday with an ongoing hands on exhibit of fishing equipment, local fish...

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...

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...

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

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 is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

Discover the wonderful life of our national symbol

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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

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...

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 is a 19th century operational grist mill that is open for tours every Saturday & Sunday from May through the Apple Festival in October....

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...

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...

To celebrate the holiday, we will have a public 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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 is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes...

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...

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

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...

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