DCNR Calendar of Events

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









Upcoming Events

Hike the Logslide/Stumpfield Loop

This short loop passes through mixed hardwoods and shares a section with the Quehanna Trail. Wear comfortable shoes/boots and bring water.

8/6 9am
Tools of the Trade: Ice Harvesting

Before refrigerators, there was still a need to keep things cold—so ice was an important commodity. Learn about the tools and techniques used in the ice...

8/7 8:30pm
Hike Skunk Trail Out/Beaver Dam Trail Back

Easy hike out and back on either side of Mud Run Road. Wear comfortable shoes/boots and bring water.

8/8 9am
3rd Annual Sustainability Fair

CANCELED - We will look into bringing it back for 2021. Our third annual Sustainability Fair should feature such topics as solar energy, LEED certified...

8/8 10am
A Walk Through History

Learn what changes the area now known as Parker Dam State Park has seen as we walk around the lake and discuss topics like woodhicks, Shays, bark peelers,...

8/8 4pm

Recent Events

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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!!!