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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

Woodcock Watch

Witness this annual rite of Spring – observe the high spiral flight and the diving, warbling return to earth of the male woodcock as he tries to get the...

4/8 7:45pm
Woodsy Owl

A variety of projects at various skill levels will be available for volunteers to work on. Volunteers are welcome to come out just for the day, but on...

4/22 9am
Forest and Fungi, a Network

80 to 90 % of plants and trees need a fungal connection in order to grow and survive. This fungal connection is so much more than we once realized, and is...

5/4 10am
VIRTUAL – Native Species Day: Red, White, and Blue

In Celebration of Native Species Day A VIRTUAL exploration of our flora and fauna that can be found in PA. Can you name them as we go? Do you know which...

5/18 12pm
PLT: Energy & Society Teacher Workshop

Our energy needs continue to grow, and our sources of energy are changing rapidly - with good reason. This curriculum/workshop is designed to ground our...

8/3 8am

Recent Events

Maple Sugaring


Maple Sugaring


Recent Activity

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!!!