DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 8

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...

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,...

Self-Guided Prairie Wildflower Walkabout

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

69th Annual Woodsmen Show

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...

Birding 101

Join the park naturalist to learn all about the wonderful world of birding! We will be discussing some good tips for beginner birders & test out our...

Butterfly Hike

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....

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Wild Survival! (Week 4: Air Scare)

Families: take a walk on the wild side this summer and explore Jennings Environmental Education Center during the latest four-week series of DiscoverE Family...

Dog Days of Summer Morning Walk

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...

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...

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 Boat Tours on Glendale Lake (Registration required by calling the office)

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. Children...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

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...

Art in the Park: Turtle Edition

Turtles are our oldest living reptiles and have gone practically unchanged since they have been in existence. Join the park educator at the nature center to...

PA Mammals

Stop by the bath house at the campground to learn about the incredible mammals that call Pennsylvania home. Test your skills and see if you can identify...

Animal Traces

Come be a detective and discover all the amazing traces that our Pennsylvania animals leave behind. You will be surprised how many clues that you never knew...

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,...

Mary Ann's Creek Stroll

Take a tour of the beautiful Mary Ann’s creek corridor. We’ll discuss the wildlife, the history of the area, and the plants that live here. Wentz Education...

Moraine State Park Regatta

Celebrate the 50+1 anniversary of Moraine State Park with 3 days of free family fun along the south shore of Lake Arthur. Attractions include boating,...

Native Summer Wildflowers

Join us in for a brief presentation in the multipurpose room at the Visitor's Center followed by a hike around the center gardens. Along the way we will...

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...

Sizerville Nature Walk

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a Nature Walk through an old growth forest. The walk spans roughly 1.5 miles, bring proper footwear. For more...

Smokey's Treasure Hunt!

Tomorrow, August 9th, is Smokey's birthday! Come help us celebrate by hearing Smokey's origin story, and then playing a Smokey themed game! Smokey left clues...

Swatara Back Loop Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike at Swatara State Park on Sunday, August 8, 2021. The trail is 7 miles in length and...

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

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...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Wild Survival! (Week 4: Air Scare)

Families: take a walk on the wild side this summer and explore Jennings Environmental Education Center during the latest four-week series of DiscoverE Family...

From Rocks to Ruins Walk & Talk

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2½ miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for a 15-minute...

Labidomera clivicollis

Did you know that there are thousands of different insects to be found in Pennsylvania? Join the park naturalist to seek and catch examples of the huge...

Pontoon Boat Rides

Enjoy a ride on the pontoon boat. PFD’s will be provided. This is a first come first serve program due to limited seats. We will be able to take up to 12...

Sunday Paddle

Come on out for some relaxing exercise and fresh air while observing the wildlife around the lake. Kayaks are limited, so it is recommended to reserve a time...

From Rocks to Ruins Walk & Talk

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2½ miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for a 15-minute...

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...

From Rocks to Ruins Walk & Talk

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2½ miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for a 15-minute...

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

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...

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...

From Rocks to Ruins Walk & Talk

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2½ miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for a 15-minute...

Agriculture in the Park

Come visit Mt. Pisgah State Park for an informative tour of agriculture in the park. Participants will have a chance to explore an old barn, visit active...

Art in the Park: Turtle Edition

Turtles are our oldest living reptiles and have gone practicallyunchanged since they have been in existence. Join the park educator at the campground...

Birthday Party for Smokey

Join us at the Brightbill Interpretive Center to celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday. There will be snacks available as well as some fun activities. There may...

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...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Wild Survival! (Week 4: Air Scare)

Families: take a walk on the wild side this summer and explore Jennings Environmental Education Center during the latest four-week series of DiscoverE Family...

Escape Room: Natural Resources Past, Present & Future

Our relationship with natural resources have changed a lot since Europeans first colonized Pennsylvania. Test your problem solving skills to navigate our...

From Rocks to Ruins Walk & Talk

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2½ miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for a 15-minute...

Mansion Outdoor Tour

Join local historian, Andre Weltman, for an exterior-only presentation on the Ironmaster’s Mansion built in 1829. Topics will include the building’s...

Nature Hike

Let’s find out what lives around the cove and in the forest on this stroll through the woods.

Pelts, Scat, and Skulls--Oh My!

Stop by the ELC anytime during the program hours to learn all about PA’s wildlife by observing different pelts, skulls, and animal signatures. The park...

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...

Insect ID

Join our staff to learn about insect identification. We will cover what classifies a bug as an insect, and identification on some common insects in Elk Country.

Lake Clean Up by Kayak

Enjoy a little community service while we paddle around the lake to clean up litter. Registration required – to register, please call the park office at...

Wild about Teas

For centuries, people have gathered local plants and infused them with hot water to make beverages. During this program, guest instructor Vince Curtis will...

Sunday Monthly Trail Crew

Join ranger Chris and give back to your park by helping to maintain the trails. Raking stone, clearing culverts and waterbars, removing invasives - all are...

Hisatoric Tools and Ways of Navigating and Finding Direction

From ancient astrolabes, through dead reckoning, backstaffs and chronometers to modern satellites and the GPS

Tea and Talk

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?

River Otters

For many years these playful mammals were absent from Ohiopyle. Join us and lean about their miraculous return to the Youghiogheny watershed. We’ll also...

Fascinating Nocturnal Insects

Come join park naturalist, Rob Bergstresser, as we catch, identify, and release nocturnal insects, using a standard scientific light trap set-up. All ages...

Critter Call

This night time program offers a chance to see nocturnal wildlife in a unique way. After a brief orientation we will travel to spots in and around the park...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Shamans and Saints

The Perseids are coming! The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is mid-August! Meteors can be observed any time during the month of August, but some of the...

Perseids Meteor Shower

Discover what meteors are, why we have predictable showers, and how to best observe them. This family-oriented program will include an interactive game (for...

Night Sky Tour & Meteor Watch

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...

Sunday, August 8