DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, August 3

Are you bear aware

Are you bear aware Meet at the Amphitheater. Come out and learn what you can do to reduce human bear conflict while staying at the park. Day use visitors...

Dive Demonstration(CANCELLED)

Join us on Saturday, August 3 at 6:00 pm for a dive demonstration presented by the Ryan Township Emergency Rescue Dive Team. The program will be held in...

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,...

Women In The Wild

Join us for our annual Women in the Wilds event. This is a great opportunity to try new and exciting programs with other women in a beautiful,...

Bring A Friend Bass Tournament Trail

Bass tournament held at boat mooring area #3. Contact Jill Dunn at 717-697-9293 for more details.

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...

Birds & Brews

Stop by the Kell Visitor Center between 9am and 12pm for shade grown, bird habitat friendly coffee and learn how responsible agricultural practices on coffee...

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

Paddle Smart Presentation

Join members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to learn basic paddling skills and techniques to keep you and others safe. Skills/Techniques to be discussed...

Saturday Morning Stroll

Get out & explore the trails of Bald Eagle State Park with the Park Naturalist! Participants will be walking about 2 miles on the Butterfly Trail, so come...

Volunteer Trail Clean-up Day

If you enjoy the beauty and wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, we ask you to consider spending a little time chipping in. Clean ups are sponsored by the...

Volunteer Work Day: Invasive Plants of the Giving Pond

***Registration appreciated: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Giving Pond Recreation Area,...

Women In The Wilds

Women ages 14 and up, are invited to participate in the annual Women in the Wilds event. This is your opportunity to try new and exciting outdoor activities...

Yoga on the Beach

Join Mellisa Flynn, a Yogafit trained teacher, for up to an hour of free beginner's yoga classes on the swimming beach at Shawnee State Park. If you...

Meet the Salamanders

Stop by the stage anytime from 9:30am - 11am to meet some of the incredible salamander species we have at Little Buffalo. We will talk about these jewels of...

Fun on the Beach Day

GREENWOOD FURNACE – Come and enjoy a day of activities on the beach. All activities are free at the beach at Greenwood Furnace State Park. Kayak Demos-...

Hummingbird Tea and Talk

Join Wayne Laubscher as we capture and band ruby throated hummingbirds at the Park Office. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in bird...

Kayaking at Laurel Lake

Kayaking at Laurel Lake Take a guided kayak tour of Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 12 or older and be able to swim...

Lake Look

Check out Lackawanna Lake during this mucky exploration to find out what lives along the edge of the shore. Nets provided, wear shoes that can get wet and...

Learn to Kayak

Basic instruction will be followed by a leisurely paddle on Laurel Hill Lake. Registration is required, to register please contact: Kimberly...

Moraine State Park Regatta

The premiere, all ages, eco-recreational event in Southwestern PA. Enjoy 2 days of family fun along the shore of Lake Arthur. Attractions include boating,...

Old Stone Furnace Stack. Historic Walking Tour from Past to Present

Old Stone Furnace Stack. Historic Walking Tour from Past to Present Pine Grove Furnace was not always the scenic mountain getaway you see today. Take a...

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...

Build a Bug Preregistration required.

Have you ever wondered how people make a dead butterfly into a piece of art or how one can transform a group of dragonflies into an amazing display? Join us...

Living History at Fort Pitt: Artillery and Artificers

Witness how soldiers at Fort Pitt prepared for cannon firings to defend the fort. The Fort Pitt Museum cannon crew will fire the museum's replica British...

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...

Wild Edible Plant Walk

Join the Park Naturalist for a mile-long walk along the Butterfly Trail to learn about wild edible plants that are found in the park, how to identify them,...

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...

Poker Paddle

PUCHOG Poker Paddle participants paddle around in kayaks or canoes to stations set up around the lake. At each station, the participant is dealt a card and...

Fly Tying and Practice

Join professional fly fisherwoman Nancy Hopping and learn how to tie flies for next trout season! Afterwards, Nancy will give casting lessons, so bring your...

Kayak Demo

This is a great time to test out kayaks and learn some basic safety. The kayak demo will take place at the boat launch. The demo may be canceled in the...

Kayaking at Laurel Lake

Kayaking at Laurel Lake Take a guided kayak tour of Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 12 or older and be able to swim...

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...

Nature Hike

Join the park naturalist on a fun nature walk. We’ll look at plants, critters and anything else we may find. Pavilion #5 picnic area

Nature Walk for Kids!

Meet at the Ridge Campground Playground. Children and their families are invited to join us as we take a short guided hike through the forest near Ridge...

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...

Turtle Walk and Talk

Learn some natural history about turtles and then take a short walk to see if we can spy any on the basking platforms.

Spectacular Slithers of Yellow Creek: Non venomous snakes

Yellow Creek State Park is home to a number of amazing reptiles and amphibians. Ed Patterson from Indiana County Parks will present an educational program...

Beaver Bingo

Come on out to the Elk Visitor Center and join guest presenter, Brian Budjanec educator at Sizerville State Park, to learn about the role Sizerville State...

Dragons & Damsels

Interested in insects?! Come discover more about the lives of Dragonflies & Damselflies through this educational program. Lifecycles, habits, &...

Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop

This building witnessed the Underground Railroad, the Army of Northern Virginia marching to Gettysburg, and the roaring 1920s. Come learn about charcoal,...

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...

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.

Learning at the Beach: Disc Golf

Come celebrate National Disc Golf Day. Join the park naturalist to try some disc golf on a simple course at the beach.

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...

Coyotes, Bobcats, and Bears, Oh My!

Learn to recognize these and other woodland creatures by their furs, skulls, tracks, and scat.

Creek Party!

Celebrate the healthy, life-giving waters of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek with an inner tube float and water-related games and activities. Wear creek...

Nature Table at the Pool

.The park naturalist will have a table set up outside the pool area with interesting natural items on display. Stop in to see skulls, plants, birds, mammals,...

Recreational Foraging

Edible wild plants can provide new tastes and textures for your dining table. During this guided walk, you can learn a new use for what you may have...

Voracious Vultures

Can you identify vultures? What kinds do we have? Come learn about the jobs that vultures do and how they are specially adapted to do it. Ice Mine

For Kids: Busy Beavers

Did you know that the beaver is the largest rodent in North America? Did you know that it doesn`t have to put on goggles when it swims because it already has...

Insect Discovery

Program for kids with their families

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...

Kayaking Kettle Creek Reservoir

Come and enjoy a paddle on the Kettle Creek Reservoir and learn more about what plants and animals rely on this water resource. In the event of inclement...

Science in the Park:  Bats

Come learn about those fascinating nocturnal predators that swoop over the campground. We’ll check out the survival tools of bats and learn just what they do...

Stream Investigation

We will start the investigation by collecting and learning about live aquatic insects. Then, Fort Bedford Trout Unlimited and Bedford Co. Conservation...

Dealing with Bats in Buildings

Join the staff of Bat Conservation & Management to learn about how to deal with bats in buildings. This “free” workshop starts by investigating why bats move...

Pocono Wildlife LIVE Animal Show

Join Kathy Uhler of the Pocono Wildlife Rehabiliation Center and meet a lot of local animals up close and personal!

Spider Web Hunt

Meet at the campground host site to begin this search for spider webs of all shapes and sizes. And, of course, we will also look for spiders.

Wildlife Watchers on the Water - Pontoon

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided pontoon boat cruise. Leisurely explore the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife along the water’s edges. Turtles,...

Finding Gold with Fibonacci

The golden ratio in nature, art and architecture.

Introduction to GPS

Hand-held GPS units are very useful tools for the outdoors person, in a wide variety of ways. Geocaching has also become increasingly popular over the...

Kayak Glendale Lake - Killbuck Cove

Explore Killbuck Cove from the seat of a kayak! Basic paddling skills will be reviewed before setting out. We will go around the cove, discussing the park...

Mammals of PA

The park naturalist will discuss the natural history of some of our local wildlife. How many can you identify? There will be NO live animals, but you'll be...

Second Chance Wildlife

Meet some live Pennsylvania mammals who were given a second chance in life. This program is free but the Wildlife Center gladly accepts donations of unopened...

Bike Tour & Critter Search

Grab your bikes and come on down to the Environmental Learning Building for a leisurely stroll! We will take a short tour of the park with several stops...

Biodiversity Bingo

Enjoy a game or two of bingo while learning about the many plants and animals that live in Pennsylvania. Campground talk followed by 30-minute PA Wild...

Campfire Tales with Samuel

Come by the educational campfire ring in campground A and hear some tales told by Samuel Cowan. These will be some of his favorite tales from the park. Can...

Birds of the Boreal Forest

Ornithologist Doug Gross will give a fascinating slide presentation and talk featuring the threatened and endangered birds that make their home in PA's...

CCAS Star Party

Join members of the Chester County Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing in the field above Sand Spring Lake. As the start of the event we'll...

FULL - Moth Night!

*This program is full with a waiting list. You can add your name to the waiting list by clicking the "Register" button to the right. Ages 10 & up. ...

Moths!

Celebrate Moth Week! Join Jennings' Staff to discover these incredible insects. From the tiniest moth at .1 inches, to the largest with six-inch wingspans,...

Movie Night " A House with a Clock in its Wall"

NEW MOVIE NIGHT: Grab the blankets, snacks and especially the family; come to Keystone State Park for the Saturday night walk in movie. The park will be...

PA Black Bear

Join us for one of our most popular programs. We’ll discuss these amazing mammals, where they are found in Ohiopyle State Park, and then we’ll view a...

Webs of Intrigue

Enter the world of a creature that has become an expert weaver, a consummate hunter, and with more than 30,000 faces – a master of adaptation. In this Emmy...

Black Bears Live in Our Woods

Everything you ever wanted to know about Black Bears, but were afraid to ask. Penns Woods has 20,000 inhabitants of the genus Ursus. Join us at the...

Around the World in 80 minutes

Join the North Star Outdoor Guides for a discussion of the importance of dark skies, a Native American Night Sky story, a laser guided tour of various...

Nightscapes Photography Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Night Sky Tour

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Listen...

Theater in the Pines: Great Caverns

This video will take you to some of the most famous caves in the country, including Mammoth Cave.

Bioluminescent Fungi Walk

Venture with us as we explore the trails in a hunt for the illusive bioluminescent fungi. On this journey, we will be hiking nearly a mile along dark trails...

Saturday, August 3