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Stephanie Ann
· October 15, 2017
We just love Black Moshannon! We were just there yesterday for the Cranberry Festival- what a great event! We've camped there before as well and really enjoyed our time there! Take a trip there someda...y- you won't regret it. It's so peaceful and beautiful! See More
Lilli McGrath
· August 30, 2017
We had an amazing trip! Our family stayed at Cabin 20 (best place ever!) and hiked the state park for 4 days. This was a great way to end the summer �
Gordon Smith
· July 18, 2017
I have to concur with almost everyone, regarding this park. The campsites were nice, plenty of trails, great for the kids, and pristine forests. For all those reviewers whose parents brought them ther...e as kids, I understand why! I also understand why you're planning on bringing your own kids. It's just a very wholesome place. Forget your electronic devices, because making a phone call is hard enough. Very bad cell phone service, but when I go camping, I don't care about email, or social media. Great place to unplug! Finally, I must give the nod for the renovated bathrooms. Very nice. See More
Jamie Chicola
· October 19, 2017
LOVE this place, so much fun, relaxing, just amazing! And best of all it free for everyone to enjoy.
Sami Jo
· September 12, 2017
It was our first trip to this park. We stayed at the campground, which was beatiful, clean, and quiet despite it being full of Penn State and Pitt fans...LOL. We will definitely return in the future.
Jason Ondo
· March 22, 2017
My grandparents had a camp at blacky. I was spent my summers there every year growing up. It is a great place to visit. A lot of great memories there and I hope to add more memories in the years to... come. A great place to enjoy life without the electronics. See More
Jennifer Willett
· October 8, 2017
We did the Monster hunt race....such beautiful scenery on our run!!! Everyone did such a great job making it fun :)
Richard Tressler
· August 7, 2017
A childhood favorite, blackie is a great place for a family picnic and outdoor getaway!
Mike Saupp
· June 14, 2017
I've been coming here all of my life and will continue to do so for the rest of it. One of my favorite spots in these mountains!
Brittany Nicole Day Smith
· October 22, 2017
It’s very nice n close to home n the haunted Walk was awesome my daughter loved it she’s only 4 !! Thank you!!!
Mike Engle
· June 12, 2017
It had so much! Plenty of pavilions and picnic tables. A really nice Beach and lake as well as marshes . Lots of area to kayak or canoe and 20 miles of trails. Lots of trails in the woods. It was 90's... yesterday and I didn't mind it at all on the trails See More
Anthony Shimmel
· September 10, 2015
Had so much fun camping on Labor Day weekend with the kids. The best part is just to get away and get away from the everyday lifestyle we fall into. The area has so much to explore and can't wait to s...pend more weekends here teaching my kids about the wonders of nature. Little thing for the nice lady who does the programs a group of beavers we looked up are called colony. Loved all the programs. See More
Laura Cowan Thomas
· June 17, 2016
Blackie is home turf to me. I grew up 4 miles down the road and learned to swim, ice skate, fish, hike and camp here. Rode my 10 speed up the mountain with my BFF to lie our on the beach in the summer...time. Kept us in good shape! Blackie will always be a huge part of my life story. See More
Paige DeCenzo
· January 19, 2017
Don't want to tell too many people about this hidden gem! It is so well maintained, and the people that frequent the park are more respectful than any other park I've ever visited.
Teri Rudy
· June 22, 2017
I've been coming to the park since my daughters where young. Now I go with my grandchildren! Wonderful family atmosphere. The campgrounds are great. And the beach is perfect for all ages.
Christine Hughes
· January 15, 2017
My family and I spent a week every October in either cabin 19 or cabin 20 from the time I was a toddler until my college years . This park is fantastic and the staff was awesome! Beautiful park , beau...tiful trails , and beautiful animals! See More
Anne Houck
· March 22, 2017
Black Moshannon State Park is beautiful! With the snows last week we were able to take advantage of their equipment loan program to try out cross country skiing and snow shoes. Enjoying trails at th...e park was great - thank you!!!
Looking forward to their spring program offerings - Women in the Wilds & Children in the Wilds.
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Tracy Hoffman Kratzer
· July 30, 2017
Beautiful state park....boating, swimming, hiking!!! Awesome camp store....shower house and bathrooms nice and kept clean!!! Camping area was very nice...
LIsa Ross Weaver
· July 21, 2016
Love Blackie. Very Homie. The only thing I wish they would do is give a text or a email of your upcoming camping date. We were camping last week there and left on Thursday! As the spot we wanted was u...navailable, knowing we were coming for the LumberJack Festival. What a let down as I now lost my money as well, could of went if they would of called possibly too. I know they are busy but if you could give campers a courtesy text or email. It's very laid back in the country. See More
Cathy M Engle
· June 12, 2017
First visit this past weekend. We had a picnic , walked the trails and visited the store. Beautiful, well maintained park. We are planning our next trip there.
The swans woke up to a thin covering of ice on the lake. This morning, they were located by the bog observation deck and a few at Boat Launch #4. We are expecting that they may move on later today or tonight, but they may surprise us and stay another day. We will update at 2:00 pm then tomorrow morning. UPDATE: At 2:00 pm, the swans have split up. There are some along the Star Mill Trail. Others can still be spotted from the bog trail observation deck at the end of West Side Road. Update: around 3:30, a bald eagle was spotted flying over. The swans were still in the same place as of 4 pm.
Over 100 swans have stopped in at Black Moshannon today. They are enjoying the open water with the geese and other migrating waterfowl. Update: At 2:00 pm, they have moved from the bog trail area to the lake area along the Star Mill Trail.
Mrs. Pryde sharing a dance with Smokey Bear at the 30th Annual Friends of Black Moshannon Summer Festival. She was one of the volunteers that started the summer festival 30 years ago.

ECO Camp is here again! If you know a student in grades 10-12 who is interested in an environmental career, tell them about DCNR's ECO Camp!
#ECOCamp #GetOutdoorsPA

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The Great Backyard Bird Count is taking place starting tomorrow worldwide! It will run from February 16-19, 2018. Learn more about the count and get started today on the GBBC site:

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Today is National Make a Friend Day! You can become a friend of Black Moshannon State Park by considering joining our Friends group. The Friends of Black Moshannon (a chapter of Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation) will hold their next regular meeting here at the park office on Wednesday, February 14th at 6:00pm. To learn more about PPFF, you can visit their website at

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The Black Moshannon Snowmobile Club will host their annual Poker Run this Saturday, Feb 10, 2018. Details can be found on their website:


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Pet Recovery of Centre County

Happy beautiful snowy Wednesday, everyone! This beautiful girl has been found. We will update more later. GREAT job by her family.


MIS...SING IN BLACK MOSHANNON STATE PARK off of West Side Road at the Haymarket Road trail - at the intersection of Indian trail and near Seneca and the Moss Hanne lake side. She may be towards the rental cabins on 504.
English Setter named Kawdee. Last seen Tuesday, 2/6/18 @ 1 p.m. Dark brown collar with bell, tags and chip info. Contact 814 880 4473 with any information.

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Cool story about Black Moshannon......... “In Pennsylvania, there have been only eight documented meteorite finds. They are the Pittsburgh, Bradford Woods, Moun...t Joy, Bald Eagle, Shrewsbury, New Baltimore, Chicora, and Black Moshannon State Park meteorite.

The last documented meteorite find was on July 10, 1941, and it had a mass of 705 grams (1.55 pounds). The Black Moshannon Park meteorite, as it was named, was discovered by Robert Reed of Philadelphia, who, upon exiting his tent early that morning, heard the meteorite fall through the treetops and bury itself at the base of a nearby tree. The meteorite missed hitting the tent and his sleeping son by only four feet (Stone and Starr, 1932).”…/do…/document/dcnr_20028593.pdf

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PHILIPSBURG — An annual tradition is set to take place this Saturday at Black Moshannon State Park — the “Fun in the Snow at Black Mo” winter festival.

The Abominable Snowman may be sighted tomorrow at our Winter Festival. He loves ice mini golf! The Friends of Black Moshannon invite you to Fun in the Snow at Black Mo, Saturday, January 20th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

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With 8+ inches of ice, 5 inches of snow, and below freezing tempuratures in the forecast until day of, we are pleased to announce that the Winter Festival will be held this Saturday, January 20th at the park. Come out and join us!

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A beautiful image of the frozen lake shared by Travis Houston. Thanks Travis!

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Here is a detailed brochure of the upcoming Winter Festival on January 20th, 2018. As of now, we have ice and snow, so we're planning on it! If the event were to be canceled, it will be held on the make-up date of February 17th, 2018. The park will make a final decision on whether or not to hold the event by Thursday, January 18th at 3:00pm. Check back on our facebook page for the final decision.

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Hope to see you at one of our special events in 2018!

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The upper loop of the campground, rustic cabins, deluxe cottages, and organized group tenting areas will re-open on Friday April 13, 2018. Make reservations today by calling our statewide call center at 1-888-PA-PARKS (1-888-727-2757) or by going online to

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We've arrived! 4" of ice in the skating area makes it open for use. Stop in to borrow ice skates, hockey, or ice fishing equipment (with valid PA fishing license) in our park office. We are open until 4pm Thursday and 8:00am-11:30am on Friday.

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