PENFIELD – Several programs have been planned for Aug. 4 through Aug. 6 at Parker Dam State Park.
Friday, Aug. 4
Canines of PA
8:15 p.m.—Campground Amphitheater
Come out and learn about the wild and native relatives to our beloved companions that are found in Pennsylvania and Parker Dam. Get an up-close look at their furs, skulls and some taxidermy specimens.
Saturday, Aug. 5
Laurel Run & CCC Trail Hike
9 a.m.—meet at CCC Museum
Enjoy this guided hike down Laurel Run Trail, and then back on the CCC Trail. Roughly two miles. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes.
Pan Fish on The Fly
3:30 p.m.—Mud Run side of the lake
Come out and learn what it takes to be a SMART angler and to catch the pan fish in Parker Lake on fly tackle. Fly rods and flies will be provided by the park. If participants need to use the park’s equipment, please register ahead of time at the park office 814-765-0630. Participants with their own rods do not need to register. We are limited to 9 registered participants. Participants should have some prior experience but it’s not necessary. For ages 10-16 Participants must have an adult accompany them.
7:30 p.m.—Campground Amphitheater
Come learn the basics of fire building without matches. Take a walk with us to find some natural materials to help in our quest of matchless fire. Fire by friction, flint and steel, and more will be demonstrated. Then try your hand at sparking a fire yourself.
Sunday, Aug. 6
Tea & Talk
7 p.m.—Beach House Steps
Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk is, as always, whatever you want to talk about concerning the park. Come prepared with a topic or three.
Tea host: Jeremiah Irvin
You can keep up on what is happening at the park by liking “Parker Dam State Park” on Facebook; and, you can find more information about state park programs and special events by logging on to the Bureau of State Parks Web site at www.visitPAparks.com and clicking on “Events Calendar.”
Access for People with Disabilities
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. (Parker Dam State Park Complex: 814-765-0630; firstname.lastname@example.org)
With a minimum of one-week notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing may be available for educational programs.