DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, May 18

Remake Learning Days: Spring Migration Bird Walk

Spring migration is at its peak, and warblers, flycatchers, vireos, tanagers, and other neotropical migrating birds are arriving at the park in large...

STORYWALK®: SUGAR SNOW- Recurring Event

Enjoy a story as you walk along a section of the parks OH! Susanna Trail . This seasons story is Sugar Snow by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Ages 4-8). Come learn...

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek Saturdays in April and May All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office prior to 8am...

Spring Bird Walks

Spring Bird Walks Avid birders, Thomas Buehl Jr. and Tonia Jordan will lead bird walks at Locust on Saturday, May 18 and May 25, 2024 at 8 am. The...

Women in the Wilds text over stylized sunset at Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park, A. Weber

Registration is full, waitlist is open! Many outdoor activities are traditionally seen as highly masculine spaces, which may make it harder for those who...

Basic Boating Safety Course

This certification course is a great way for the first-time boater or seasoned boaters to learn all the basic boating regulations and requirements. This...

bluebird atop nesting box

Join Cavity-Nesting Trail Coordinator Jan Hardner for an informative and exciting session all about bluebirds! Hear a presentation on this striking and...

Volunteers building trail.

Join us Saturday, May 18th from 9 AM to 12 PM to continue construction of the 1.4-mile loop of the Hearth Tender Trail by digging, clearing, and tamping...

Kayaking Basics w/ PA Fish & Boat Commission (AM)

***Pre-registration required! Please follow this link to register: Event - Kayaking Basics - May 18, 2024 in Upper Black Eddy, PA...

Loyalhanna Sojourn

Paddle 9 miles of the Loyalhanna Creek from Latrobe to New Alexandria in this exciting on-the-water event! Shuttle transportation, ACA insurance and a...

DCNR Conservation Volunteer logo

Join us in the visitor center landscaping as we weed, mulch, plant and transplant native wildflowers. This work is best suited to adults and older children,...

Watershed Education Workshop

Looking for a thoughtful curriculum that engages students and connects them to their local communities and environment? Join the professionals as we explore...

Wildflower Sale

The Friends of Pinchot State Park will be holding a native plant sale on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the Sunnyside Pavilion (pavilion #2) in the Conewago Day...

 Step Outdoors Springfest

Enjoy recreation activities and demonstrations including kayaking, canoeing, fishing, fly tying and casting, kids crafts, birding, hiking, educational...

2024 Kings Gap Trail Challenge!

Can you hike every trail at Kings Gap? With 2600 acres of forest, Kings Gap has an extensive hiking system. Join us to get more comfortable hiking the...

BYOKayak Killbuck Boat Launch

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored. All participants need to supply their own equipment and...

Beltzville Volunteer Orientation Day

Are you interested in becoming a Conservation Volunteer for our wonderful state parks? Join the park naturalist, park manager, and the Friends of Beltzville...

Friends Clean Up Day at Shawnee State Park

Friends of Shawnee/ Blue Knob state parks are sponsoring a clean up day at Shawnee State Park. Volunteers are needed and welcome.

May Volunteer Workday

CANCELED: Join us for our monthly Volunteer Workday of the year. Projects will include work on the extension of the Three-mile Trail, work on the Nature...

Nature Camp Registration

Walk-in registration for our summer nature camps. Camp fee is $25.00. Please bring exact cash or check payable to Commonwealth of PA. Camp dates: 4 & 5...

Remake Learning Days- Fossil Frenzy: Digging through PA’s Past

Due to the weather, this event has been canceled. Please attend another fossil frenzy in the future! Did you know we have fossils right under our feet?...

Remake Learning: The microworld Outside

The world is made up of small things. Use a handheld microscope to explore the park and see what makes up the natural world. Meet the naturalist in front of...

Sense of Wonder

Join Forest educator and local author, naturalist, Jim Busch for a morning of exploration! Learn how to nurture your child’s curiosity of nature during this...

The micro-world Outdoors #Remake Learning Days

The world is made of small things. Spend some time exploring the park with a portable microscope.

Youth Art in the Park (ages 8-16) 

Do you like the outdoors and art? If you do, we have the perfect class for you. Join us and practice your artistic talents while learning how to paint a...

Long Loop Hike(CANCELLED)

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 10:30 am. The hike is 7 miles in length and moderate in...

Archery

Practice your archery skills in a safe and fun environment! We will cover the necessary safety procedures of shooting a bow, as well as the technical skills...

Stream Stomp

Saturday, May 18 11:00am - 12:00pm Let’s see what we can catch in the creek! Historic Pidcock Creek was and still is the main source of power for the...

Stream Stomp

Saturday, May 18 11:00am - 12:00pm Let’s see what we can catch in the creek! Historic Pidcock Creek was and still is the main source of power for the...

2024 Spring Birding and Activity Fair

Bald Eagle State Park is being taken over by the birds! Join us in the Beach Area from 12:00 – 4:00 PM for an afternoon of: Family-friendly...

American History: The Great Battle that Wasn’t

In late Fall of 1777 Patriot and British forces met in what could have been a battle to decide America’s fate. Come learn about how the Continental Army...

DiscoverE Backpack Loaner Program

April 12, 2024 – October 7, 2024 Locust Lake State Park will be offering a new program this year. DiscoverE is a program offered at PA state parks by the...

 Kayaking Basics w/ PA Fish & Boat Commission (PM)

***Pre-registration required! Please follow this link to register: Event - Kayaking Basics - May 18, 2024 in Upper Black Eddy, PA...

 Women in Nature: Art Class

Do you like the outdoors and art? If you do, we have the perfect class for you. We invite anyone from beginner to skilled artist to learn and practice their...

American Dog Violet

The Master Gardeners of Lackawanna County and Lackawanna State Park are teaming up to celebrate the third annual Pennsylvania Native Species Day! Join us to...

Crawly Things

May 17 is endangered species day. Many of Pennsylvania's retile and amphibian species are threatened or endangered. Learn more about these crawly things and...

Cover image of book Mama Built a Little Nest, featuring two birds and a bundle of green material

Birds are returning to the park! In this storytime program we will share books and songs about birds, then take a walk to look and listen for birds. This...

Vernal Pool Discovery Walk

Learn about the ecology of a vernal pool before walking a short distance to one found here at Pinchot Park. Once we get there, we will explore and discover...

Climate Change and Us

CANCELED: What is climate change? It’s more than just global warming. Join the park naturalist for a look at climate change and see how we as humans can...

Elk Basics

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet...

Native Species Wildflower Walk

Celebrate PA Native Species Day for taking an hour long walk to search for and identify some native wildflowers! If you need an accommodation to participate...

Plant ID Hike

Spring wildflowers are in bloom! Trees are started to get their leaves! Everything is green again! Join a park educator and learn what plants are found in...

Remake Learning Days: Wildflower Walk

Take a stroll around Little Pine State Park with the naturalist to see the different wildflowers coming out during spring. All children must be accompanied...

Spring Salamanders and Frogs

Join us to experience the wonders and importance of a forest pool. Before exploring, we’ll learn about the habitat and some of the amphibians you will be...

Sizerville State Park Pavilion #5 with bridge over the West Branch Cowley Run stream..

Join the park educator and State Park Volunteer, Dawn Bristol, as we explore the park in search of blooming wildflowers! Short talk followed by a walk...

Remake Learning Days: Wildflower Walk

Take a stroll around Hyner Run State Park with the naturalist to see the different wildflowers coming out during spring. All children must be accompanied by...

Music & Storytelling by Van Wagner

Join Pennsylvania storyteller and singer, Van Wagner, for a free performance. Van Wagoner’s music and stories are about Pennsylvania History. He has released...

Cavity Nester Trail Info Session

Sizerville State Park is going to start a cavity nester trail! The park educator is looking for volunteers to help monitor the boxes and be apart of this...

Ryerson Station Trivia!

How well do you know Ryerson? Test your knowledge and join us at trivia night. Stay after to have mountain pies with a few of our park staff and enjoy the...

Family Space Science Night

Join us for an evening of fun, hands-on science - all about outer space! This program is especially designed for families with kids that can't stay up as...

Amphibians After Dark

This program has been cancelled. Join us to experience the wonders and importance of an evening forest pool. Before exploring, we’ll learn about the habitat...

Gettysburg map

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

Night Sky Tour and Telescopes

Experience the wonder of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. If conditions allow, we'll take a...

Saturday, May 18