DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 22

Self-Guided: DIY DiscoverE Activity Guide

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,...

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...

Elk EXPO

The event of the year is here, the 2021 Elk Expo! Join in the fun by visiting the Elk Country Visitor Center August 21st and 22nd. There will be plenty of...

Bring your own Kayak/watercraft: Hopewell Lake

Join park staff for a relaxing morning paddle. We will be looking and watching for wildlife that inhabit the lake, check out the beaver lodge, and learn...

Butterfly Hike

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

Geocaching

This fun family activity will teach you to use a GPS and can take you on a global scavenger hunt for hidden caches. Once you get to the coordinates you will...

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We will explore birds, trees, wildflowers and park history along the...

Lagoon by Pontoon

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...

Life on the Lower Yough

If you want to experience more than just a jaunt down the lower Yough then join us as we explore the wildlife who call our beloved river their home. We just...

Morning Hike

Join our park educator for a morning hike around our park. We will explore one of the park's easier trails, chatting about whatever we find on the hike!...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Canceled due to high water event. Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in...

Summer Tree ID

This program is for adult learners aged 16 & up and pre-registration is required. Join park staff for some summer tree ID practice and learn how to use a...

Warbler Walk

The early bird gets the worm! Join the park naturalist bright and early on a short walk to try to find some of our most elusive birds—warblers. Please bring...

Art in the Park: Hawk Edition

Did you know we have 8 hawk species in the state? Eyesight of some hawks is as sharp as that of a human looking through eight binoculars! Come on out to the...

Bats

Bats are very beneficial to humans, but sometimes they still get a bad reputation. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about their habits, and how to...

CCC History Walk

Follow in the footsteps of the local “CCC Boys” and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, the boys who served in the program and the legacy they left...

CCC Legacy Day

CCC Legacy Day is back! We are proud to collaborate with Centre County Historical Society and William Marcum, a local historian and research authority on the...

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...

Friends of Kings Gap - Yoga on the Terrace

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

Laurel Lake Kayak Tour

Learn to Kayak on the flatwater of Laurel Lake. Follow the Educator as we weave through the flora and history of the lake. Registration required,...

Natural History Nature Walk

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a stroll through an old growth forest. Bring comfortable shoes to walk in. For more information contact the Park Office...

Non-Denominational Church Service

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...

Ride the Rail Trail

The Knox & Kane Rail Trail is a great place to safely ride your bike and enjoy nature. Bring your bike and join a park educator for a ride from the park to...

Tree ID HIke

Join the park naturalist for an easy hike along the Fire Trail and Nature Trail at Susquehannock State Park. We will meet at the Hawk Point parking lot and...

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...

Lagoon by Pontoon

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...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Canceled due to high water event. Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in...

History Walk with William Denning

Due to future technology, time travel will be possible! How do we know that?! Well, the good, old "Colonel" Denning has requested a visit to 2021 A.D. so he...

Trivia Hike: River Trail

Join our park naturalist for a walk on the River trail. Enjoy the scenery as we walk by the Rasystown branch of the Juniata River. While you walk put your...

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...

Hear the Hammer of Forging Iron

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...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Canceled due to high water event. Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in...

Self-Guided Tours: Mansion Open

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...

Learning at the Beach

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.

Birds in the ELC

Stop by the Environmental Learning Center anytime during the program hours to meet the park naturalist and learn more about the birds of Bald Eagle State...

Blue Ball Tavern Tours

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...

Introduction to Nature Journaling

Journaling is a great way to connect with nature and your inner naturalist. Come join the park naturalists as we discuss how to begin your nature journal....

Shoaff's Mill Tours

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...

Kids Story Time and Nature Walk

Join the park educator for a book reading, simple craft, and outdoor activity based on the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr....

Tree ID Walk

***Event to be rescheduled due to rain!*** Trees are all around us - in fact, there are over 100 species found regularly in PA. But can you tell a spruce...

Canoe Tour Of Hills Creek Lake

Explore the history and management of our lake – all by canoe and a relaxed family setting. Boats, paddles, and PFD’s provided. PFD’s must be worn at all...

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours of Glendale Lake - Registration Required

Take a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations will be accepted for the Friends of PGSP. All...

Journey Back in Time

A geologic adventure of the changes and creatures through the past million years.

Sunset Float

Keystone Lake provides a stunning vantage point to view the setting sun. Bring your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for a sunset float on Keystone Lake....

Registration Closed - Full Moon Paddle

Registratiion is full for this event. Join us for a guided paddle beneath a full moon! As we paddle along, we'll relax and discuss the moon, the park and...

Sturgeon Full Moon Paddle

Enjoy a paddle on Black Moshannon Lake to see the full moon rise over the water. Registration is required. Click on the green button to register for this...

CANCELLED!!! Night Sky Tour: Full Sturgeon Moon

***Due to the poor weather forecast for Sunday, 8/22, we are cancelling our stargazing program. We'll try and schedule another stargazing program for...

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours of Glendale Lake - Registration Required

Take a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations will be accepted for the Friends of PGSP. All...

Full Moon Hike

Since the early days of humanity, the moon has been a thing of wonder and significance. Join us as we embark on a 2-mile hike in the moonlight and discuss...

Wildlife Management Tools

We share our habitat with all kinds of wildlife. Learn about how to peacefully coexist and see tools of nuisance wildlife control. Amusing tales of wildlife...

Sunday, August 22