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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









Upcoming Events

Learn to Cross-country Ski

Learn how to enjoy this winter sport with the whole family. Learn why cross-country skis work the way they do, how to get fitted in the proper-sized...

2/1 10am
Life and Times of Punxsutawney Phil and Shadow Tag

Come and enjoy "The Official Documentary Film of the Punxsutawney Ground Club Inner Circle". Then head outside for a game of shadow tag in the snow.

2/1 1pm
Ski Beaver Dam Trail Loop

The Beaver Dam Trail is one of our groomed cross-country ski trails. Come along on this guided outing and explore the winter woods. Bring your own equipment...

2/2 1pm
Full Moon—Super Moon—Moon Phases

Sunday night is the full moon, and it is a "super" moon. Learn what this means and how it all works from our viewpoint here on earth. Moon phases, eclipses,...

2/8 10am
Learn to Cross-country Ski

Learn how to enjoy this winter sport with the whole family. Learn why cross-country skis work the way they do, how to get fitted in the proper-sized...

2/8 1pm

Recent Events

Ice Fishing Basics


Bear-ly Born


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!!!

Reggie Lou

Reggie Lou left a positive review 10/14/2017

It was my first time there... I enjoyed it very much. Although understand it was the small event due to Clearfield changing their festival date

Windy Wilkinson

Windy Wilkinson left a positive review 7/11/2017

The rangers were wonderful with the kids. The class was well controlled in a friendly manor allowing everyone to fun and be safe. The activities were diverse and everyone seemed to have their favorite. Thank you!

Cheryl Sharpe

Cheryl Sharpe left a positive review 4/8/2017

This workshop was fabulous if you like the outdoors. The park was great, the instructors enthusiastic, the activities were fun and engaging. I now have tons of ideas for incorporating wildlife education into my classroom.

Sue Cunningham

Sue Cunningham left a review 1/1/2017

Nice day. Nice group. Would have preferred a bit longer hike.

Brett Freeman

Brett Freeman left a positive review 1/1/2017

The crisp sunny New Year morning and enthusiastic group made for an educational and invigorating first day walk. While I'd recommend an option for extended walk for those interested, it was a wonderful way to start 2017

Paul Schumann

Paul Schumann left a positive review 9/16/2016

what a great event. well planned by the staff. a big thank you to all that helped.

Debby Smith Skander

Debby Smith Skander left a positive review 9/4/2016

my grandkids and son in law had an awesome time , cant wait to go again

Cory Frasco

Cory Frasco left a positive review 5/22/2016

This was our 2nd year going and the kids LOVE it! It was rainy and chilly out but there was still a good turn out! Much thanks goes out to all the clubs who put in a lot of time and effort to plan it!