DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 18

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,...

Elk Expo 2019

It’s here, the event of the year, the 2019 Elk Expo! Join in the fun by visiting the Elk Country Visitor Center August 17th and 18th. With lots of food,...

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.

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Dragonflies and Damselflies Break out the bug nets and attempt to catch the speedy dragons as they fly. Come out to Fuller Lake Picnic area. Ages 6 plus...

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. ...

Nature Craft & Story: Beavers

Join us at the Campground Playground as we read "Beaver at Long Pond" and learn more about these fascinating hard-working animals. After the story, we will...

Paddling Skills - Learn how to Kayak!

Come to this user-friendly class for ages 12+ that will teach basic paddling skills. For first timers only please! Call the park at 814-695-6807 to register...

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...

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 534.

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...

Kentuck Loop Hike

This short easy 1 mile loop travels through a variety of habitats. Along the way, we'll look for signs of an old homestead. Towards the end of the hike, we...

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...

Presque Isle Poker Paddle

The Presque Isle Partnership is once again hosting their Poker Paddle. Paddlers of all types and skill levels are invited to join them for a day of fun on...

Turtles of PA

Ever want to learn more about the turtles you see crossing the road this time of year? Come learn more about then; like what so they eat, where do they...

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...

Pond Exploration

Prepare to get mucky as we learn all about pond life! We will look for the critters that call these wetlands home and see just how important they are.

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...

Climate change Escape Room

Join us solving puzzels and riddles, and try to escape the classrroom! Learn the impacts of climate change while you try to escape. Walk-ins accepted. To...

Family Nature Games

Explore the wide world of wildlife through activities and games that are fun for the whole family! Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the event...

Pizza on the Grill

Stop by the Kildoo Picnic Area for an outdoor cooking demonstration anytime between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Look for the Gristmill Baker, Stan Malecki, and his...

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. ...

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...

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...

Campground Critters: Reptiles and Amphibians

Join park staff to discover more about these wonderful park residents! Learn some of the differences between the two, as well as some of their incredible...

DiscoverE: Sand Painting

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...

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...

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...

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...

Archery 101 with LL Bean

Ages 10 and up only. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at using a bow and arrow? Join park staff and outdoor experts from LL Bean for this class on the...

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...

Sunday Stroll

Join the park naturalist for a Sunday stroll on the Blood Farm Interpretive Trail. The trail is approximately half a mile long, and mostly flat. We will...

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...

Science in the Park:  Insect Safari

Come to the Amphitheater to investigate the wild world of insects! We’ll take our nets to the field (wear bug spray please) to catch and identify a variety...

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,...

Kayak Adventure Nature Inn Weekend Package

One of the best ways to truly experience the Pennsylvania Wilds is by paddling our local waterways while staying within the unique comforts of the Nature Inn...

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...

Canoe Tour

Explore the history and management of our lake- all by canoe and in a relaxed family setting. Boats, paddles, and PFD’s provided. PFD’s must be worn at all...

Pontoon 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. Donations will...

Fire Making; Fire Breaking

Program on primitive fire making skills and Smokey Bears 75 Birthday

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.

PA Fungi

Is it a plant? Is it and animal? Come and learn what makes a fungi a fungi, and identify a few mushrooms that are part of this intriguing family. We will...

Squirrel Wars

Learn practical ways to deal with nuisance Gray Squirrels. Video and mounts will help to highlight this presentation.

Sunday, August 18