DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 1

Pick up your free copy of this summer's DIY DiscoverE Activity Guide! You can find a copy of the guide in the lobby of the education building at Kings Gap,...

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

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

Explore the stunning and diverse blooms of Pennsylvania’s only managed and protected prairie during a special, limited-time only Self-Guided Prairie...

This hike is aimed for ages 8 & up. Take a leisurely 2-mile (round-trip) hike with the park naturalist to explore one of our best trails to view butterflies....

State parks are an incredible resource for anyone willing to visit them, but where did they come from? How did they start? Join our park educator for a...

Tag along on this leisurely hike on the trails adjacent to the campground. As we put two miles under our boots, we will discuss all we discover to better...

Join the naturalist for a morning walk on the Buttonball Trail. Some of the flora and fauna will be discussed. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash not...

Join us for a loop hike that will take us on parts of Nescopeck and Woodland Way trails. This hike has a rocky stretch, so good footwear is a must. Bring...

Presque Isle State Park has miles of beautiful wetlands, ponds, and a lagoon home to many unique plants and animals. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the lagoon...

The middle Yough is home to an abundance of wildlife. As we paddle down river we will keep our eyes peeled in hopes of spotting a bald eagle, otter, or mink....

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

How many owls do we have in PA? What do owls sound like? What do they eat? Are all owls nocturnal? Join the park educator in the nature center, as we learn...

See the park from a new perspective as we use hand lenses to view small things in nature up close. This is a free program for children ages 5-8 accompanied...

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...

Update: **Yoga is cancelled for September 26** Maggie Stonecash leads a yoga class suitable for all levels on the terrace of the mansion every...

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we take a stroll through an old growth forests. The walk is roughly 1.5 miles so bring proper footwear. For any questions...

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...

Non-Denominational Church service will be held every Sunday in the campground amphitheater (between areas E and F) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The...

Get your feet wet and help us discover the diversity of wildlife living in our stream! We will capture, identify, and learn how the creatures of the stream...

We will be hiking the look out loop trail to the beautiful Pavia Outlook. Please, wear hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. This is an easy to moderate...

Presque Isle State Park has miles of beautiful wetlands, ponds, and a lagoon home to many unique plants and animals. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the lagoon...

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

Beavers have a pristine habitat at French Creek. Join the park Naturalist to learn about their habitat, food resources, and why they picked French creek as a...

Take a walk on the scenic Island Farm loop. Enjoy a hike with our park naturalist as we walk and talk about the local wildlife. Meeting Location: Pavilion #1

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to learn about the history of the Point and how the land here changed from forested wilderness to a busy...

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...

In the Nineteenth Century, wooden pegs were used for construction because metal products were so expensive. Come see an actual blacksmith in action with this...

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. The first floor will be...

Come join the park naturalist at the nature table at the beach to see what he brought today. You never know what you might learn.

How many owls do we have in PA? What do owls sound like? What do they eat? Are all owls nocturnal? Join the park educator in the campground amphitheater , as...

Step back in time into an 1800s tavern in the basement of the Blue Ball Museum. Run by the Historical Society, this collection of artifacts is cared for by...

Now serving as the first Environmental Education Center in the state, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. The mansion now...

Come hang out in the shade as we learn about local trees. Join us as we learn the basics of leaf and tree identification. Meeting Location: Pavilion #1

Shoaff's Mill is an 1840's era Grist Mill that operates from May to October on weekends from 1-3pm. See a 32 ft steel waterwheel turn just as it has for over...

Pole Steeple Overlook 6/2021

Enjoy a leisurely ride on the level Biker-Hiker Trail through the park and an energetic hike to Pole Steeple. Hike up 500 feet and ¾ miles to the overlook of...

Ironmaking villages were a world unto their own. They were dirty, noisy, and smoky. Yet people thought of them as home. Come and join us for a leisurely...

Join us in learning about the variety of ways elk communicate. You will learn how to accurately distinguish vocal calls of elk and recognize non-vocal...

Spend the afternoon paddling around Black Moshannon Lake with your very own tour guide! For this program, please bring your own boat, or make arrangements...

Many of Pennsylvania’s animals use camouflage. Come explore the science of hiding in plain sight. From insects to mammals and more, we’ll take a look at...

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to learn about the history of the Point and how the land here changed from forested wilderness to a busy...

Sunday, Aug 1, 2021 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM Join us for the return of Music on the Mountain from the Friends of Kings...

Hop on the lazy board and “trabbel” down the pike with the muleskinners in this program highlighting stories of the teamsters at Greenwood Furnace.

These gnawing creatures need no toothpaste!

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk varies from year to year – what do you want to talk about?

Join Black Bear expert John Hechler as he shares his vast knowledge.

For over 50 million years bats have inhabited the earth, and are Pennsylvania's main predator of night time flying insects. This 30 minute video will help us...

Sunday, August 1