DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, September 5

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...

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...

Good Morning Angler!

Swing by the Environmental Learning Center to try out fishing! Equipment and bait will be provided. All skill levels welcome. Limit of no more than 6...

Self-guided Walkabout: Finding Ferns and Their Friends

Ferns and their allies (other spore-bearing plants) are sometimes overlooked in favor of flashy flowers, but they are, in truth, an incredible example of...

Early Morning Paddle

Join us bright and early on a morning paddle. Registration is required for this program, please contact our EES at atews@pa.gov to register. Please wear...

Geology Walk and Talk

Join our park educator for a morning hike around our park. We will explore one of the park's easier trails, chatting about the geology found within the park!...

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

FULL. All pontoon tours on Sunday, September 5th are now full. Please check future dates for availability. Join park staff for a fun and informative...

Yoga on the Beach

Join yoga instructor, Tawnia Converse, for a morning yoga session on Lake Jean Beach. No experience required and bring your own mat or towel. **Please...

We need you!  BYOKayak Shoreline Pick Up Preregistration required

Our shoreline needs your help! We need you to help us clean our shoreline of litter. Could you spare a few hours on Sunday morning to help us this Labor Day...

Art in the Park

Kids of all ages are invited to make a "spirit stick" modeled after those made and used by American Indians for important dance ceremonies.

CCC Camp Tour

Explore an original Civilian Conservation Corps camp and barracks. Catch a glimpse into the lives of the CCC boys that built our park. Registration...

Discovery Hike

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...

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...

Introduction to Food Preservation

It is a great time of year with fruits, vegetables, berries and more being harvested. Join us for an introduction to canning, dehydrating, and freezing food...

Natural History Bird Walk

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a stroll through an old growth forest all the while searching for native bird species. Bring comfortable walking shoes....

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...

Orienteering and Map Reading: Basics

Interested in improving, or developing, your land navigation skills? Join us! Maps and compasses will be provided. This program will be limited to 20...

River Otter Scat investigation

Are there otters in Ohiopyle? What do they eat? How do we know? Join the naturalist in the Visitor's Center classroom to investigate the answers. Also,...

Sugarloaf Trail walk

Visit the beautiful Sugarloaf trail for a scenic walk. We’ll enjoy the end of summer scenery as we walk the circumference of Sugarloaf. Spillway parking lot

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

FULL. All pontoon tours on Sunday, September 5th are now full. Please check future dates for availability. Join park staff for a fun and informative...

Boulder Field Basics

Meet park staff for a brief talk on the history and signicance of this geologic wonder. Please allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route 534.

Family Forest Hike

Join the park naturalist for a hike that is fun for kids and their families! We will take an easy hike, looking for signs of the animals that live in our...

Vultures!  for Kids!

Bring the youngsters down to learn about vultures with activities and crafts.

Fire Tower/Seneca Point Historical Tour

Please bring your binoculars to the Fire Tower for an historical tour of Fire Tower #9. Take a breathtaking view from the box at the very top of the Fire...

Annual Woodhick Games

Register for free at the table in the grove above the Cabin Road (look for the banner) so that you can participate in the Woodhick Games. Then, test 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...

Kayak Instanter

Elk State Park was home to the old town of Instanter. After a safety talk, enjoy a nature paddle with the history of the town explored. The park has a...

Lumberjack Skills Demonstrations

Woodhicks possessed many specialized skills which were valuable in the forest. Their hard work and skills were put to the test each day as they faced one of...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

FULL. All pontoon tours on Sunday, September 5th are now full. Please check future dates for availability. Join park staff for a fun and informative...

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...

Arrival of Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear will be in the park for a while to greet the competitors, their families, and other park visitors. Be sure to say hello.

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...

Can You Guess?

The park’s educator will host a display of various historical and natural items in the park’s collections. Stop and learn about the history of the park and...

Common Trees of Pennsylvania

How are you at tree ID? Learn a little about the trees that live around us, how to identify, and how important they are to our daily lives.

Edible Wild Plant Walk

Come and stretch your legs and learn about 12 different plants used historically for their edible qualities. This 1-mile hike will include one hill. ...

Geocaching

Learn the basics of using a handheld GPS unit and set out in search of geocaches throughout the park. All GPS units will be provided by the park.

Monarch 101 in the ELC

Take part in a crash-course all about Monarch butterflies! Not only will you learn about the life cycle of Monarchs, but you will also discover how to find...

Nolde Mansion Open House

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...

Poe Valley Bonfire on the Beach!

Join park staff and the concession stand at this special day long event celebrating the unofficial end of summer! Activities begin at 1:00pm with a series...

Pond Life

What lives around the pond? Join us by the barn at Landis Woods (off of Landis Road) to discover the wonderful creatures that call the pond home.

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...

Woodhick Camp Demonstrations

Watch the blacksmith as he shows off his skills with iron. Other woodhicks will be demonstrating the skills used in the woods and along the waters. Look for...

Nature Kayak Paddle Preregistration required

Join us for a guided kayak paddle on Sunday afternoon on Yellow Creek Lake as we explore the lilypads, wetlands, and open water. You can bring your own...

Bat Bingo

Come out to the campground amphitheater to learn about these nocturnal critters! We will discover and discuss what bats eat, how they help humans, the...

Bog Treasures

Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. Meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road.

Elk Walk & Talk

Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often...

For Kids: Stream Exploration

The streams at Hickory Run state Park host a whole world of critters: from trout to minnows to tiny insects and everything in between. Join the Naturalist...

Music on the Mountain

Friends of Kings Gap Music on the Mountain Sunday, September 5, 2021 ...

Six Penny Hike

Join the park Naturalist on a guided, 4-mile hike on the Six Penny trail. On the hike we will see the old day use area created by the CCC. We will also be...

History Hike

Take a short walk back into history to learn the connection between geology, industry, railroad and daily life. We’ll start at the education center to get a...

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.

Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt

Find park staff at Lake Frances to grab a scavenger hunt and complete the challenges within an hour to earn a prize. There will be younger options available...

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Wear closed-toe shoes...

Terrific Trees

Join the park naturalist to take a look and tell the difference between some of the different tree species in Hyner Run State Park. There will be a craft at...

Attracting Pollinators

Want to attract more butterflies to your home? We’ll teach you how to create a paradise for pollinators in your backyard. Program will take place at the...

Cove Walk

Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the forests and wetlands surrounding Wildasin Cove.

How Rainbows are Formed

Everybody knows ROY G BIV, but do you know the science behind the process? Come on over to the nature center to find out & learn. You’ll get to make an...

Lumberjack Skills Demonstrations

Woodhicks possessed many specialized skills which were valuable in the forest. Their hard work and skills were put to the test each day as they faced one of...

Old Time, Fun Things, of Paper, Wood & String

Kids with their family program. Nostalgic devices from the past, plus kids will make a few neat thingumajigs.

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.

Free Family Event and Concert

Colonel Denning and Smokey Bear will be present during a Free Family Event and Concert on Sunday, September 5th. Also present will be the one and only...

Log Birling Demonstration

When driving logs downriver, balance was a skill you must possess, or face deadly consequences. The stakes aren’t as high, but bragging rights are on the...

Music @ Muskrat Beach - Randy Clark

Join us for a FREE Outdoor Concert at Muskrat Beach 2. We’re excited to announce that the following band will be playing at Prince Gallitzin State Park this...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring any type of camera (phone, DSLR, point and shoot) to the Environmental Learning Center to get the scavenger hunt list. Find a pre-determined number...

2021 Woodhick Awards

The competitors have given it their all, now it’s time to reward them. The winners of each event will be awarded their prizes; however, winners must be...

Campground Amphitheater Campfire and Music Jam Session

Bring your musical instruments to the park and play with peers. This free form session is welcome to any instrument. Join in or stop to enjoy the campfire...

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...

Owl Outlaws

The story of owls in Pennsylvania reads like a crime novel. Join us to find out what the owls were accused of and how they were acquitted of all charges

Bat Bingo

Come out to the upper campground to learn about these nocturnal critters! We will discover and discuss what bats eat, how they help humans, the species that...

Rock Treasure

Rock and mineral ID made easy, plus the many treasures found below our feet.

Skies of Sinnemahoning - Presentation

Learn how to read a star map and discover what constellations and other celestial objects are visible during September. PowerPoint presentation. Campground...

Smokey Parade

Smokey Night will begin with a parade through the campground, led by Smokey Bear himself. All area children and campers are invited to participate in the...

Bats

This program will focus on topics such as bats' adaptations, different kinds of bats, some myths about them, and learning about something that is threatening...

PA Snakes

Discover interesting facts about snakes that live in PA. Find out how to identify some of the common species, what they eat, and where they can be found. ...

Bat Bingo

Come out to the nature center to learn about these nocturnal critters! We will discover and discuss what bats eat, how they help humans, the species that...

Smokey Night

Join Chapman State Park, Bureau of Forestry, and the Clarendon Fire Department to celebrate Smokey's birthday. The symbol of wild land fire prevention turns...

Beavers: The biggest Dam movie you’ve ever seen.

Learn about the adaptations that make beavers special. After a short program we will be watching a movie about a beaver family in Canada. Also, learn how you...

Finding the Constellations

Join the park naturalist at the amphitheater for a program on finding the constellations. Afterwards, we will move to the beach for a stargazing session....

Mystery Movie Night

Have a seat in our amphitheater seating or bring along a comfy bag chair to watch an educational video on a mystery PA nature topic. Wear warm clothes and...

The Last Days of the Civil War

April 1865 was a month that nearly destroyed America, but the vision of a few leaders re-united the North and South.

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,...

Coyotes Of Pennsylvania

Coyotes are a well established member of our wildlife community. Find out where they came from, how to identify them, mounts, hides, skulls, and demos will...

Skies of Sinnemahoning - Stargazing

Experience the wonder of the park at night through a laser-guided tour of the night sky. If weather conditions permit, telescopes will be available for an up...

Stargazing Night

The night sky has been used for everything from storytelling to navigation for thousands of years. Join us as we stare up at this shimmering tapestry of...

Sunday, September 5