DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 2

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,...

Photography Walk

Meet us at the parking lot of Pavilion 1 & 2 for a walk along the creek trail to do some wildlife photography. All ages and experiences are welcome, but this...

68th Annual Woodsmen Show

The Woodsmen Show celebrates the rich lumber history of Potter County. Come see the top lumberjacks in the country come to Cherry Springs State Park to...

Canoe & Kayak Fishing the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River:  Cooksburg-Gravel Lick

Come celebrate the Clarion River’s recent River of the Year designation at Cook Forest State Park who will be conducting a 4-mile guided interpretive fishing...

First Friday Walks

Join us for First Friday Walks at Pinchot. Led by park volunteer Glen Dunbar, explore the trails in the Conewago Day Use area on an approximately 1.5-hour...

Home School Nature Adventures

Discover nature with other elementary age homeschoolers (K-5) who meet up every other Friday with DCNR park naturalist to explore the outdoors through a wide...

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...

Woodhick Grove - Woodsmen Show

Step into an 1890's logging camp! Watch blacksmithing, log hewing, and fence-building demonstrations or learn about period logging tools. Sit back on one of...

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...

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...

PIttsburgh Three Rivers Regatta - Cancelled for 2019

The Three Rivers Regatta has been cancelled for 2019. For more information and to read the press release, go online to http://yougottaregatta.org/ or...

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...

Poolside Nature Table

Take a safety break from swimming and see what interesting nature topic the naturalist has to share.

DiscoverE - Hide-'n-Seekers

The Hide-N-Seekers programs at the park will follow a different format this year. They will be a number of Friday afternoon sessions throughout the summer. ...

Learning at the Beach: Monarch Butterflies

Stop by the park naturalists table at the beach to see what he has today. Today's topic is the monarch butterfly.

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...

What's Really Bugging You?

Have you ever wondered "What's Really Bugging You?" when it comes to insects? Join us at the James Kell Visitor Center to dive into the amazing little world...

Woodhick Skills Amateur Competition - Woodsmen Show

Grab a partner and try your hand at log rolling, axe throwing and the crosscut saw! No experience necessary and you can practice your skills at noon in the...

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...

Little Falls Wildflower Hike

Take a moderately difficult 1 mile hike along the Little Falls Trail with our naturalist, identifying summer wildflowers like cardinal flower and turtleheads...

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...

Constellation Craft for Kids

Is it too late for you to stay up to see the stars? No worries! Come to the Amphitheater to make your own glow in the dark constellation craft before the...

Geocaching 101

What is geocaching? Attend this introductory course to learn the basics of this popular outdoor activity. Participants will learn how to use a handheld GPS...

Native Americans of Cowans Gap

Come join the park naturalist to learn about the Native Americans that once lived around the Cowans Gap area. Afterwards, stay for our Family Friendly Movie.

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear will be welcoming the park visitors and giving away Smokey Bear items. Come celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday. Don’t forget to bring your...

The Kinzua Skywalk and the Milky Way

Join the Twin Tiers Camera Club for an amazing photo opportunity! The club will meet in the Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center Classroom for...

Creatures of the NIghts: Bats

This program is not at Yellow Creek State Park. This program will be held at Pine Ridge Park Pavilion #2 in Blairsville. Please contact Indiana County...

Film in the Forest: The Season of the Bat

Come out to the Campground Amphitheater to learn about these Nocturnal Critters! We will discover and discuss the Bats that call Pennsylvania home and learn...

Coffee Break

This is an informal question and answer period and general chat session, held every Friday evening. Coffee, tea, and iced tea are provided, but please bring...

Bats!

Join us in the East Area to look for bats! We will start with a brief presentation on bat biology and conservation, then as it gets dark we will take our bat...

Geocaching at Night

Experience this popular activity after the sun goes down. A brief introduction and hands on instruction will be provided. A limited number of GPS units...

Keystone Snake

Join us for a presentation about these fascinating, although misunderstood, reptiles. We will discuss the species we have in Pennsylvania and how they are a...

Nature Nut—Spiders

Spider basics will be shared in this interesting video featuring John Acorn, the Nature Nut. 30 minutes

The Art & Science of Fire

Fire is part of the camping experience. What methods make fire starting easy? What safety and precaution measures are important? Join us at the amphitheater.

Talk to the Animals

Discover how animals “talk” by sight, scent, and sound. Many examples demonstrated for species found in our area.

Stargazing

Join the Park Naturalist for this exciting hike through the night sky. We’ll observe the sky and try to identify some constellations and the stories that...

Starry Night

This program has been cancelled due to threat of thunderstorms.The Lackawanna Astronomical Society will be here to share their knowledge of the night sky....

Starry Night Paddle

Paddle under the Milky Way! This program is for experienced kayakers 16 and older only! Registration is required for this program, please call Alison at...

Theater in the Pines: Legend of the Bluebonnet

This video is a re-telling of a Native American legend about this beautiful wildflower.

Friday, August 2