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Parker Dam State Park

The 968-acre Parker Dam State Park offers old-fashioned charm and character. A scenic lake, rustic cabins, quaint campground and unbounded forest make Parker Dam an ideal spot for a relaxing vacation. For wilderness explorers, Parker Dam is a gateway to the vast expanses of Moshannon State Forest. You can walk through recovering tornado ravaged woods, backpack into the 50,000-acre Quehanna Wilderness, mountain bike to your heart’s content or enjoy quiet solitude searching for elusive Pennsylvania elk.

28 Fairview Road, Penfield, PA 15849-9799








Nathan Hardic



Upcoming Events

Leaf and Tree ID Walk

The leaves are about to be gone from the trees for another winter. Come discover how to identify some of the many tree species found in just a short walk...

10/8 10am
In the Long Run

He liked to say he was governor every now and again, but a forester all the time. Gifford Pinchot was the first American trained in forestry and is known as...

10/8 2pm
16th Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Float

Heritage and Educational Activities, Arts and Crafts Vendors 12:00 to 5:00 PM—Day Use Area ...

10/15 12pm
History of Pennsylvania’s Forest

Change is always occurring, and that is no different for Pennsylvania’s forest. From when the first Europeans arrived until today, Penn’s Woods...

10/22 10am
A Solar System Sojourn

Come hike an easy mile, as we discuss our Solar System and the planets that make it up. The hike will be to scale, approximately 1 to 7 billion, but...

10/22 2pm

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Laura Steis Horchen

Laura Steis Horchen left a positive review 4/27/2019

Our Boy Scout Troop was given a tough job to do, and the boys did one great job! We had a great time - this is our second year for Woodsy Owl! The lunch provided was delicious!!!