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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

Night Hike—Full Moon

Learn how animals are adapted to getting around at night, and experience some of these adaptations yourself on this short out and back hike along the Beaver...

7/23 8:45pm
Log Drive

In the days before log trucks and skidders, how did people move logs to the sawmills? Water. Come to the beach and bring along your beach buckets to help...

7/24 3pm
History of Parker Dam

At least the last 500 years-worth of history. A lot has changed over the years in the park. What do you think the park will look like in the next 100 years?...

7/24 8:30pm
History Walk Around the Lake

Learn the history of the park area while hiking around the lake and stopping at various interpretive sites.

7/25 3pm
Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk varies from year to year – what do you want to talk about?

7/25 7pm

Recent Events

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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!!!