DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, July 7

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.

Birding at Pine Grove Furnace State Park (2-mile loop)

Meet at the Furnace stack pavilion for a bird walk along part of the AT and the loop of Koppenhaver Trail. Please bring plenty of water. Bring Binoculars if...

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. ...

Volleyball Tournament

A volleyball tournament will be held at the Beach 6 courts from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM.

Eagles and Ospreys

Join the park naturalist for a look into two birds that share a similar history in recovery: eagles and ospreys. The program will involve a comparison and...

Predator Vs Prey

Some animals hunt for their food, and other animals are hunted. Both have special adaptations that help them survive, many of which are common to both...

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.

Ferncliff History Hike

From the Train Station we will hike across the low bridge and onto the Ferncliff Peninsula. Along the way we will talk about what makes Ferncliff such a...

Find Your Pace

Add a new talent to your hiking skillset! We’ll make pace/ranger beads and learn how to use them as a manual counting tool for measuring distance travelled....

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...

Introduction to Archery

Have you wanted to try archery? If so, join park staff for an introductory lesson to the learn basic techniques and safety of archery. This program is free...

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...

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...

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...

Salamander Sweep

Join the park naturalist to learn about this fascinating group of amphibians. After a short talk about their secretive lives, we will comb over a nearby...

Landingville marsh Hike

Landingville Marsh Hike Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike at the Landingville Marsh on Sunday, July 7, 2019. The trail...

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

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...

Fire Tower/Seneca Point Historical Tour

Please bring your binoculars and meet at the Fire Tower Parking Lot for an historical interpretive tour of the Fire Tower and Seneca Point. Learn about...

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.

DiscoverE: Sand Painting

Sand paintings were originally done for religious reasons, but can now be found as tourist destinations in the American southwest and other parts of the...

Introduction to Archery

Have you wanted to try archery? If so, join park staff for an introductory lesson to the learn basic techniques and safety of archery. This program is free...

London Tract Meeting House Visitor Hours

The London Tract Meeting House will be open to the public and staffed by Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve. Come enjoy this historic structure while...

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...

Outdoor Photography with Rocky Holland

Join Rocky as he shows off some of his beautiful outdoor photos. Get to hear about his tricks and get some tips on how to get spectacular photos!

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...

Storytime: Henry the Impatient Heron

Join us for an interactive storytime as we feature "Henry the Impatient Heron"! Henry is excited to meet your little ones as well as introduce you to some of...

Survival in Plain Sight

Animals use warning colors and camouflage to survive. Come investigate how different Pennsylvania animals stay alive by using color, texture, patterns and...

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...

Eagles and Ospreys

Join the park naturalist for a look into two birds that share a similar history in recovery: eagles and ospreys. The program will involve a comparison and...

Hike through History (3.75-mile loop)

Along a strenuous 3.75-mile hike, see some of the hidden history of our area. Find several quarries, an old swimming pool, charcoal hearths, haul roads, and...

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies are currently in decline due to the loss of habitat and resources. Join KECA staff for an informational presentation on Monarchs and...

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...

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...

Learning at the Beach: Beavers

Stop by the table at the beach to see what the park naturalist brought today. Today's topic is the beaver.

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...

Music on the Mountain

June, July, August, and September are first-Sunday lawn concerts. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the top of the mountain and settle in for an...

Nature's Defenses

All critters need food, water and shelter, but they also need to protect themselves in the face of danger. We’ll investigate how some Pennsylvania animals...

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...

Science in the Park:  Mammals

How well do you know PA mammals? Come to the ice mine to see if you can recognize these backyard critters. Ice Mine

Damsels and Dragons Paddle

Join the park naturalist for a guided paddle on the lake as we scout for and learn about damsel flies and dragon flies. All equipment is provided. This...

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,...

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.

Coyotes in PA

Coyotes are a well established member of our wildlife community. Find out where they came from, how to identify them, and more. Mounts, hides, skulls, and...

"Gifford Pinchot" Conservation Video

Gifford Pinchot was an American forester and politician. Pinchot served as the first Chief of the United States Forest Service from 1905 until 1910, and was...

Sunday, July 7