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








Nathan Hardic



Upcoming Events

Learn Some Catchy Environmental Songs

It’s a very good day for learning new songs… learn some of my favorites during this singa-long. I’ll tune up my guitar; you warm up your voices – and we’ll...

7/1 8pm
Guided Solar System Sojourn

Come hike about a 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 your...

7/2 10am
Timber Rattlesnake

Very often, what we think we know about these symbols of wilderness is wrong. Come learn the facts about Timber rattlesnakes and how they live in their...

7/2 1pm
FREE Concert: Tussey Mountain Moonshiners

The Friends of Parker Dam State Park are hosting this free concert featuring the Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, a State College bluegrass band. Bring lawn...

7/2 2pm
Pennsylvania’s Vernal Pools: Race Against Time

Vernal, or seasonal ponds are pools of clear water formed by melting snow and spring rains, providing essential habitats for many unique plants and animals....

7/2 8:30pm

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!!!