Programs Planned for February at Parker Dam

PENFIELD – Staff members at Parker Dam State Park have announced programs for the month of February.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Learn to Cross-country Ski: 

10 a.m. – Environmental Education Classroom

Program Fee: $3 – all participants

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 properly-sized equipment, and then go outside to practice turns, falling down, getting back up, and techniques to get you started.  Equipment available for adults and kids (limited-number and sizes).  Dress appropriately for being active outdoors.

The Life and Times of Punxsutawney Phil and Shadow Tag: 

1 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom

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.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Ski Beaver Dam Trail Loop: 

1 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom 

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 or use the park’s (donations accepted).  This is not a “learn to ski” program—we will simply be enjoying cross-country skiing on the Beaver Dam Trail loop.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Introduction to Fly-tying: 

10 a.m. – Environmental Education Classroom 

Learn what tools, materials, and techniques you need to participate in this interesting activity, which is both skill and art.  Participants will have an opportunity to make an easy fly pattern or two.

Learn to Cross-country Ski: 

1 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom 

Program Fee: $3 – all participants 

Please see Feb. 2 program description.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Learn to Cross-country Ski: 

10 a.m. – Environmental Education Classroom 

Program Fee: $3 – all participants 

Please see Feb. 2 program description.

Ice Fishing Basics: 

2 p.m. – near Beach House 

Learn the basics of ice fishing safety, equipment and techniques.  Dress to be on the ice; and, if 16 or older and want to fish, bring your 2019 PA fishing license.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Ski Skunk Trail Loop: 

1 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom 

The Skunk Trail is a groomed ski trail.  Come on this guided outing and explore the winter woods.  Bring equipment or use the park’s (donations accepted).  This is not a “learn to ski” program—simply enjoying skiing on the Skunk Trail loop.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Learn to Cross-country Ski: 

1 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom 

Program Fee: $3 – all participants 

Please see Feb. 2 program description.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Ski CCC Trail Loop: 

1 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom 

The CCC 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 or use the park’s (donations accepted).  This is not a “learn to ski” program—we will simply be enjoying cross-country skiing on the CCC Trail/Mud Run Road loop.

A note on winter fun at Parker Dam State Park: The park maintains facilities for winter recreation as conditions permit. 

There is a sledding hill, ice skating rink, miles of groomed cross-country ski trails, access to many miles of snowmobile trails in the state forest, and many places to explore on snowshoes.  Other visitors also enjoy the park in winter for ice fishing, walking, and wildlife watching. 

Though the campground is closed for the season, the park’s cabins are reservable throughout the winter (1-888-PA-PARKS).

Clearfield Revitalization Corp. to Host Media Auction in March
Next Friday Night Live! is Feb. 1 at CAST

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