DCNR Calendar of Events

Event Calendar for Prince Gallitzin State Park

June 28 - July 28, 2022

Thursday, June 30

Junior Naturalist

Kids ages 7-10 are invited to join us for the Junior Naturalist Program Series where we will read an age-appropriate nature themed story, and then do a...

Friday, July 1

Meet Your Trees!

Join a park naturalist on an easy walk around the Muskrat Beach Area to learn about some of the trees commonly seen in Pennsylvania, as well as some tips and...

What's in a Name?

“What’s in a name?” – Juliet, Act II, Scene 2. Rodney Dangerfield, 1988. Every year nearly 2-million people visit Prince Gallitzin State Park, but how many...

2022 Bat Count

Take part in our annual bat count. After a short talk, we will get a count of our resident bats as they emerge from their maternal roost. Meet at the old...

Saturday, July 2

Salamander Sweep

Come along to learn about a fascinating group of amphibians: Salamanders! After a short walk, we will comb over a forest stream in search of these elusive...

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Mammoths. Saber-toothed cats. Short-faced bears. Massive beavers. Giant ground sloths that stood taller than the average man. All of these animals existed...

Moon-lit Night Hike

As the sun lays slowly down to rest and the moon bares it's shining light, come along on a moderate hike in the dark to discover the sights and sounds that...

Sunday, July 3

Fantastic Fern Walk

Ferns are an ancient plant and come in all shapes and sizes, and have an interesting and unique life cycle that many are unaware of. Join a park naturalist...

Flickering Fireflies

As the sun sets low and the moon rises in the sky, gentle and scattered flickers of light begin to appear around you, a welcomed light show on a warm summer...

Monday, July 4

Art in the Park: Squirrels

You see them scurrying through the trees and across the ground, gathering and storing away nuts for the winter time, and yelling at you if you get too close....

Double-bits & Crosscuts

This country was built on the backs of men than could swing an ax and pull a saw. These same men also decimated the incredible old-growth forests of...

Friday, July 8

BYOKayak Slatelick Boat Launch

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored. All participants need to supply their own equipment and...

Wednesday, July 13

BYOKayak Full Moon Paddle

A kayak paddle beneath a full moon is a fantastic way to enjoy the park! All participants need to supply their own equipment including a headlight or...