DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, July 2

StoryWalk: Tuesday

Self-Guided Mid-June through mid-September Visit the Watershed Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use area to enjoy a story...

Happy Hound & People Hike Preregistration required.

Join us for a fun hike over with your pup on Damsite Trail! This hike will be up to 2.5 miles in a moderately hilly trail. Please wear hiking shoes &...

Family Fishing

Looking for a great way to connect with your family? Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at a PFBC Family Fishing Program....

Outdoor Adventure Day Mini Camp-THIS CAMP IS FULL!

**ages 12-15. Young people will get to try various outdoor rec activities such as archery, tomahawk throwing, atlatyls or flint & steel firestarting.Youth...

Explore Offshore

Join Moraine Park staff in a kayaking adventure. Explore along the shore of Lake Arthur where dragonflies, heron, and fish thrive. Borrow binoculars and...

Explore Offshore

Explore Offshore – Friday, July 2, 2021 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM – McDanel’s Launch Area (North Shore) – Moraine Join Moraine Park staff in a kayaking...

Exhibit: 100 Years of Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.  A new educational exhibit showcasing the history of the park will be on display from May...

Geology Hike

Take a stroll and learn how geology played an important role in developing beautiful, cool, and legendary features within the park. Hike will be 2 miles...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Flowering Dogwood at RB Winter State Park

Covering 695 acres of the Bald Eagle State Forest, RB Winter State Park has plenty of trees! Come take a closer look at some of the trees found in...

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

VIRTUAL - Herpetology Series: Frogs and Toads of Pennsylvania

PA is home to a wide array of beautiful frogs and toads, many of which live right here at Raccoon Creek State Park! Join us for a virtual lunchtime session...

Virtual Story Time - Wham Woodpecker

This is a virtual program. Join us as the park naturalist reads Wham Woodpecker! and chats a little about our noisy neighbors. After registering, you...

Little Tadpole Series: Raspberries and Blackberries

Welcome to our Little Tadpole Series! This series will encourage younger children (ages 3 – 5 years old) to notice nature and the world around them. ...

Sustainable Forestry for Private Landowners

Do you have about 10 acres or more of forested land? Are you looking to attract wildlife to your home? Do you know how to evaluate the forest on your...

Virtual Harmful Algae Blooms (HAB’s) 

Swimming and Boating season is well under way and that means there is a lot of fun and enjoyment to be had. Part of being safe is to help keep tabs on...

Weeding the Native Plant Garden

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has two native plant gardens that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as we pull weeds at the Native...

Boulder Field Basics

Meet park staff 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.

Salamander Safari

Registration is required as attendance is limited. Contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov to register. Find out about salamanders of...

Little Naturalist Story Time - Owls

Our program introduces young children to nature through books and art. We will read stories all about owls before seeing how to make one themselves with...

Stream Stomp!

Join Park Staff as we discover what critters can be found in the park waterways. Bring water shoes, a net and a face mask for Covid safety. For any questions...

Fish of Little Pine and Hyner Run (Virtual Program)

Be advised that this program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and will not take place face to face at Little Pine State Park. Join the park...

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...

Flowering Dogwood at RB Winter State Park

Covering 695 acres of the Bald Eagle State Forest, RB Winter State Park has plenty of trees! Come take a closer look at some of the trees found in...

Timber Rattlesnake

Very often, what we think we know about these symbols of wilderness is wrong. Come learn the facts about Timber rattlesnakes and how they live in their...

Evening Hikes

Join the park naturalist for a moderately paced hike on one of our trails. These more difficult hikes will take you at least 2 miles through the forests &...

Flint and Steel Fire-making & Making Natural Cordage

Have you ever wondered what our ancestors used before the mass production of string and rope? Or how they started fires without matches or a lighter? Come...

Friday Evening Bushcraft Skills: Cordage Demonstration

“Cordage” is another name for a style of rope or twine, and you can make it with plants in your backyard! Plan to stop by the Greene Pavilion for a quick...

Barred Owl

Whooo are you hearing at night? Attend this educational presentation to learn about the owls that live in PA and how they reign supreme in the darkest of...

Birds of Blue Knob

Come learn about all the amazing birds of our area ad their unique adaptations through viewing beautiful mounted birds and participating in an activity. You...

Coywolf of Pennsylvania

Coywolf? Coydog? The 100 year history of the Eastern Coyote.

Norhern Saw-whet Owl

Kids - stop by for an easy, owl-themed art and craft project to bring home or back to your campsite! This program is designed for young children. Stop by...

Evening Wildlife Walk

Take a relaxing evening stroll into the forest, and around the lake, and discover what crepuscular animals are roaming about the woodlands.

Fire Building 101

Would you be able to start a fire for warmth or cooking in an emergency situation? Come get some tips from the park naturalist on building and starting your...

Nature Trail Hike

Join the naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trail. There will be a discussion about the flora and fauna seen along the trail as well as the history of the...

Tales from the Trails Campfire

Take a seat by the campfire and enjoy the sunset by the lake. Bring your most exciting outdoor adventure to share or just listen to others. Our staff has...

Birds & the Bees

No, not those birds & the bees, but actual birds & bees. A wide variety of critters help pollinate our plants. Come on down to the campground amphitheater to...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Visit Sizerville State Park for a short film on Black Bears and a show & tell on similar species native to Pennsylvania. Bring a face mask for Covid safety....

Bats About Bats

Join our naturalist for a short lecture on the bats of PA and the world while Big Brown Bats emerge from their roost for their evening feeding. Bat house...

Campfire and S'mores

Come enjoy a campfire, good company, and s’mores! We’ll gather around the campfire rings adjacent to the education center. Bring your marshmallow sticks and...

Mindful Moments in Nature: Sunset Songs

Canceled due to inclement weather and lack of registration.

Family Friendly Movie

Come join the park chaplain for a family friendly movie. The Park Chaplain’s activities are sponsored by the PA Council of Churches through the Chaplains in...

Nature's Fireworks: Fireflies!

Fireworks aren't the only things lighting up the sky this time of year, so are these bright insects! Come learn about fireflies and what makes them tick! At...

Barred Owl

Whooo are you hearing at night? Attend this educational presentation to learn about the owls that live in PA and how they reign supreme in the darkest of...

Pinchot: America’s First Forester

He liked to say he was a governor every now and then, but a forester all the time. Gifford Pinchot was the first American trained in forestry and is known as...

The Geography of Gettysburg

The Pennsylvania topography, combined with the military objectives of commanding officers, led to a tiny village becoming burned into psyche of America. Hear...

Evening Lecture Series: Measuring Pennsylvania's Champion Hemlocks

Where are Pennsylvania’s largest hemlocks located? How are they measured? Who finds these things anyway? Please meet at the Park Office Conference Room...

Nature's Fireworks - Fireflies

Discover the amazing life of fireflies (aka lightning bugs), Pennsylvania's state insect, how they create such amazing natural light shows, and what we can...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Back in a time before television, internet, video games, and graphic novels there was the splendor and drama of the night sky. Gods followed their whims,...

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...

Friday, July 2