DCNR Calendar of Events

Event Calendar for Raccoon Creek State Park

May 30 - June 29, 2024

Friday, May 31

DiscoverE: Wildlife Painting (ages 12-16)

Let's brush up on our artistic skills as we learn how to paint Pennsylvania wildlife with watercolor paints. This program is for youth ages 12-16. All...

Saturday, June 1

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Bio Blitz Info Session

Want to participate in our State Park Bio Blitz competition, but not sure where to start? Drop in to our Interpretive Center to learn all the ins and outs of...

Junior Rock Hounds (ages 6-16)

Are you interested in seeing some of the interesting rocks and minerals of Pennsylvania? If so, join the park educator to learn about the rocks and minerals...

Sunday, June 2

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

DiscoverE: Salamander Safari (ages 5-10)

Help us look for and learn about all of the bright and colorful salamanders that can be found in our streams! This is a program for youth ages 5-10 and their...

Trail Care

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has over 44 miles of trails that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as we help in the upkeep of this...

Monday, June 3

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Tuesday, June 4

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Wednesday, June 5

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Thursday, June 6

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Friday, June 7

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Evening Backpacking Trip

Attention Backpackers. Up for an evening hike and campout in the park? We'll spend 2-3 hours Friday evening backpacking, set up camp, watch a sunset and...

Saturday, June 8

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Nature's Nasties Hike

Join us on a 1.5-mile hike and learn about plants and animals that are best avoided in the outdoors.

Sunday, June 9

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Monday, June 10

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Tuesday, June 11

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Wednesday, June 12

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Thursday, June 13

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Friday, June 14

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

VIRTUAL - Tree of the Month: Sassafras

Join us for a virtual session where we'll learn all about one of Pennsylvania's most fragrant trees, the sassafras! This is a virtual program that will be...

Fireflies and Lightning Bugs

Fireflies and lightning bugs have fascinated us for generations. Join us to learn about how and why these beetles glow during this 2-mile night hike as the...

Saturday, June 15

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Lightning Bug Watching

Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, there's no denying that these insects are truly magical to watch. Join us for a night of learning about...

Sunday, June 16

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

History of the American Chestnut

The American chestnut was once one of the most important hardwood trees in eastern North America. So, what happened to this giant of the Appalachians? Join...

Fern Walk

Come and discover the fascinating ferns and other flowerless plants within the park. During the hike, you will learn about the folklore, uses, and how to...

Monday, June 17

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Lightning Bug Watching

Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, there's no denying that these insects are truly magical to watch. Join us for a night of learning about...

Tuesday, June 18

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Wednesday, June 19

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Thursday, June 20

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Friday, June 21

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Owl Prowl

Join us on a 1.5-mile hike where we'll learn about and look for some of the owls that call Pennsylvania home. It'll be a real hoot! Registration required....

Saturday, June 22

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Campground Tree ID Walk

Join us for a 0.75-mile walk around the campground to learn how to identify some common trees of Pennsylvania. Free program.

Moth Night

As the sunset, join us to learn about the moths that call Raccoon Creek State Park home. We will also be catching, identifying, and documenting the moths. ...

Sunday, June 23

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

DiscoverE: Tree ID (ages 12-16)

Pennsylvania is home to some amazing trees! Join us for a program where we'll learn how to identify some of our common tree species. This is a program for...

Monday, June 24

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Tuesday, June 25

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Wednesday, June 26

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Thursday, June 27

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Friday, June 28

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Saturday, June 29

June Bio Blitz Competition

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! Whether you're a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity...

Campground Stargazing Night

Join us for a night of stargazing on the shore of Raccoon Lake. We will be taking Beach Trail from the campground amphitheater to the beach. Please be aware...