DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, August 3

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...

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...

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,...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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-...

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 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...

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...

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

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 Pine Grove Furnace was not always the scenic mountain getaway you see today. Take a...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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

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

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

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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.

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

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

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

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...

.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,...

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...

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

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...

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 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...

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...

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

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...

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

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.

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,...

The golden ratio in nature, art and architecture.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

*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. ...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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