DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, August 8

Self Guided Hike: Keystone Tree Trek

Take a self guided Tree Trek along the 2.2 mile Lakeside Trail at Keystone State Park. Along the way, signs will be in place to help with tree identification...

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

BYOB - Bring your own binoculars as we hike around the park looking for different birds that call Kinzua Bridge State Park home! Meet in front of the visitor...

Warbler Walk

Come on a walk with the park naturalist to look for birds! We will take a leisurely walk around portions of the Woapalanne and Butterfly trails! This will be...

Birding Walk

Join us for a hike at Boyd Big Tree for a birding walk. We will be looking for other wildlife as well. We will walk the pond and creek trails, around 1 mile...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown (Week 5: Family and Friends in Bugtown)

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown is the next generation in summer “camp” experiences! These choose-your-own adventure style family programs...

Family Nature Trail Hike

This 1/2-mile hike is aimed at young kids and their families; it will be slow and leisurely paced. Join a naturalist for a short walk in the woods as we...

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...

3rd Annual Sustainability Fair

CANCELED - We will look into bringing it back for 2021. Our third annual Sustainability Fair should feature such topics as solar energy, LEED certified...

Archery for Beginners

We provide a beginner's program based on the National Archery in Schools Program, which makes it easy for anyone to learn. We provide the equipment, and you...

Art in the Park: Praying Mantis Edition

Did you know that a praying mantis can turn its head 180 degrees? They are also amazing at blending in to their habitat. Join the park educator at the nature...

CCC Site Tour

Discover the history of CCC camp S-139 on a walk through history. Program includes a tour of the CCC museum, the grounds and the blacksmith shop. Please...

Campground Critters: Butterflies and Moths

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

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown (Week 5: Family and Friends in Bugtown)

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown is the next generation in summer “camp” experiences! These choose-your-own adventure style family programs...

Hound Hiking Series: Mountain Creek Trail

Meet at Pole Steeple parking lot across from Laurel Lake for a 3 mile hike along Mountain Creek and returning on Old Railroad Bed road. Registration required...

Natural Symbols

How many natural symbols of Pennsylvania do you know? Learn about these fascinating plants, animals and more and why they were chosen as our natural...

Survival Hike!

Accompany the Park Naturalist for a stroll within the park where you will learn critical bushcraft tips and tricks and how to become a better outdoor...

McConnells Mill Summer Hours

The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from...

Attracting Pollinators

Come out to the butterfly garden to learn the basics of creating a butterfly garden as well as the benefits of choosing native plants. We will be discussing...

Bird Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a scavenger hunt looking for evidence of our feathered friends living at the park. If attending the program and not camping with us, please park...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown (Week 5: Family and Friends in Bugtown)

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown is the next generation in summer “camp” experiences! These choose-your-own adventure style family programs...

History Hike

Take a leisurely walk through time! Explore the fascinating story of Laurel Hill State Park on this history hike. This hike will be approximately 2.5 miles...

Nature Scavenger Hunt

See how many natural items you can find! Lists provided. Please bring a camera. Once your list is complete head to the Camp Host Site to collect a prize. ...

Butterfly Blitz

We are conducting a buttefly count all summer long through iNaturalist and we invite everyone to take part! We are holding group surveys to document what...

Butterfly Blitz

We are conducting a butterfly count all summer long through iNaturalist and we invite everyone to take part! Join us on group surveys to document what kinds...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown (Week 5: Family and Friends in Bugtown)

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown is the next generation in summer “camp” experiences! These choose-your-own adventure style family programs...

Family Summer Series

Every other Saturday, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Join us as a family for this free program series. There will be two topics for each session with a short break in...

Hike: Laurel Run

Come enjoy a hike on beautiful Laurel Run. This is a more challenging hike with some climbing and jumping required. Wear trail shoes and bring water. (Meet...

Nature Scavenger Hunt

See how many natural items you can find! Lists provided. Please bring a camera. Once your list is complete head to the Camp Host Site to collect a prize. ...

Nature Walk

Join us for a 1-mile hike on the General Kane Trail! See nature: flora and fauna. This hike will have a limited number of participants, participants must...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera, phone, or tablet to the Campground Beach and take part in a family-fun scavenger hunt! See if you can find everything on the list to take a...

Ravens Vs Crows

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word raven or crow ? Is it Spooky or Noisy? Do you know the differences between crows and ravens? Come...

Shoaff's Mill Tours

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....

Wonderful Waterfowl Exhibit

Stop by and see taxidermy examples of some of the birds that visit Frances Slocum lake. The park naturalist will be on hand to share some natural history and...

Butterflies by Binoculars Preregistration required.

Are you curious about the butterflies around you? Join us an informal hike (moderately hilly up to 2 miles) to explore the wildflowers, butterflies, and...

GUIDED HIKE: "Loyalsock Trail's Upper Alpine View"

Enjoy a short 1-mile hike to an outstanding vista in the Loyalsock State Forest.

Caledonia & The Civil War

Caledonia Ironworks was burned by the Army of Northern Virginia as it marched eastward to a small unknown village called Gettysburg. Owned by Congressman...

FULL DiscoverE Kids Program: Amphibians vs Reptiles

*This program is FULL* This program is for children ages 6-9 and parents must remain with their children. DiscoverE Outdoor Explorers will learn how to...

Nature’s Nasties Walk

There are some plants and animals that are best avoided. Join us and learn how to stay safe in the outdoors from poison ivy, ticks, stinging nettles,...

Salamander Safari

Join the park naturalist for some family fun collecting salamanders at Oil Creek! We'll identify what we find before releasing them back into the wild. Wear...

Snakes of PA

Come join our staff with our scaly friends as we give out information on Pennsylvania snakes. We will be covering identification, snake bites, and any other...

Tree ID Walk at Poe Paddy

Curious what that tree at your campsite is? Join the park naturalist as we walk the John Snyder trail, identifying common trees you can find around the...

Stream Study

Explore the habitat of a freshwater stream and learn about the animals that live there. Nets and containers provided. All ages. Parents will need to assist...

Trees of Little Pine

Join the park naturalist to take a look and tell the difference between some of the different tree species in the Lower Picnic Area of Little Pine State...

Ecology on Keystone Lake

**This is a bring your own kayak program** From shallow depths to deep, shorelines to forests, dead branches and wildflower patches, Keystone Lake and the...

Jelly Tasting

Come on over to the park office (outside) to sample some jellies made from nature. We’ll chat about anything from trees to black bears. This program is come...

Footpaths to Highways

Come learn about the progression of transportation through the area from Native American footpaths to major highways and how it changed the area around the...

Indian Spirituality

Conservation volunteer, Dave McSurdy, will present a program, “American Indian Spiritual Beliefs” on Saturday, August 8, 2020 in the Locust Lake amphitheatre...

Lake Dwellers

Ever wonder what kinds of fish, aquatic insects, and amphibians live in the lake? Come to this fun program to find out! Wear shoes and clothes that can...

Scavenger Hunt

Folks of all ages will enjoy this family-friendly activity! Several lists will be available to choose from including a photo scavenger hunt (bring your own...

Discover Ricketts Hike

Hiking the Evergreen Trail to see Adams Falls. This is a 1-mile easy hike. Park and meet at the Evergreen Parking Lot along Route 118 at the bottom of the...

Santa Visits the Campground!

CANCELED - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, this event is canceled. Celebrate Christmas in August in the Crooked Run Campground the...

Science in the Park: Snakes

We share the park with a variety of snakes. Come separate fact from fiction about or parks most misunderstood residents. (Meet at Campground Amphitheater,...

Trees of Little Pine

Join the park naturalist to take a look and tell the difference between some of the different tree species in the Lower Picnic Area of Little Pine State...

PA Spiders

Discover interesting facts about some of the common spiders found in PA. What do they eat? How can you identify them? Come to this program to find out. ...

Second Saturday Trail Crew

Ready to give back to the park? Join us for Second Saturday Trail Crew where you will join park staff to help remove invasive plants, repair erosion damage,...

Bears

Pennsylvania has a large growing bear population. If you would like to learn more about the bears of our area, join us to see all the claws, teeth, and fur...

Storytelling and Drumming

The park educator will be telling some Native American tales and audience participation is encouraged. You may get to shake a rattle or beat on a drum to...

Sunset Paddle

Bring your paddle boat for a guided tour of Lake Jean while watching the sunset. You will need to bring your own boat, US Coast Guard Life Jacket, & have a...

We're Talking Trees

We will be talking trees and learning the basics of tree identification at the campground. We will learn how to use a tree guide and what to look for when...

What's the Buzz on these Bees?

Did you know today is National Honey Bee Day!? Come help us celebrate by learning about our native bee populations and why we love having them...

Awesome Possums

When you think about possums, what's the first thing you think about? Maybe playing dead or having a pouch. Come on out to the Campground Amphitheater as we...

Elk of the First Fork Valley

Take a look into the fascinating life of one of our largest, most intriguing wild animals. Learn about elk restoration in Pennsylvania and tips to observing...

Awesome Opossums!

Most of us know what an opossum looks like, but did you know they were Pennsylvania's only marsupial? Join us at the amphitheater to learn more interesting...

Fire in the Sky!

The Perseids meteor shower is active from mid-July though late August, however the most exciting time is at it's peak from August 11-13. Join us to learn...

Stargazing at the Beach

Come join the park naturalist as he leads you on a journey through the night sky. You will learn some tips to help you find the constellations. Bring a...

Three Smart Dogs

Examine the world of red fox, gray fox, and coyote to learn about their unique features and survival strategies in the wild. Skins, mounts, photos, and...

Turkey

In the Florida wetlands a wildlife biologist raised a clutch of turkey from eggs. They bonded with each other. Please maintain a six foot social distance...

Saturday, August 8