French Creek State Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Weekend full of Events

French Creek turns 75 years old as a Pennsylvania State Park this weekend and Park officials are inviting the public to come celebrate with a weekend full of events.

On Saturday learn how to operate a map and compass properly with a beginner course suited for all. DVOA: Intro to map and compass from 10am – 12pm at the Playground behind Park Office (843 Park Rd).

From 1pm – 4pm, join the park naturalist on a 3.5 mile Six Penny Hike hike to the original day use area created by the CCC. The hike will be looking for interesting flora and fauna and learning about the history of the area beginning at the Loop D campground entrance (410 Park Rd).

Ask a DCNR Ranger program from 3pm – 4pm at the Campground Amphitheater (410 Park Rd). Learn what a DCNR Ranger do and ask any questions you may have regarding the duties of a DCNR Ranger.

Old timey games from 4:30pm – 5:30pm at the Campground Amphitheater (410 Park Rd). Drop by this open invitation to play any time between 4:30 and 5:30 and try your hand at some of the games that were played here in the past.

Meet Smokey Bear from 5pm – 7pm at the Campground (410 Park Rd). Smokey Bear will be making an appearance at French Creek. Meet him up in the campground and be sure to get a picture with him before he goes back into the forest!

Wild Edibles with Debbie Naha from 7pm – 8pm at the Park Office (843 Park Rd). Debbie Naha, featured on NPR, has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to wild edibles. Join her for a short walk and slide show presentation to learn about these local wild edibles.

On Sunday, Three in and Three out with NPS Ranger Bill from Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site from 10am – 2pm at the Park Office (843 Park Rd). Stop by at any time between 10am – 2pm to learn about the various items created by Hopewell Furnace.

Meet Smokey Bear on Sunday from 12pm – 2pm at the Hopewell Lake Boat Launch (785 Park Rd).

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