Raccoon Creek State Park Programs & Events
Is your group looking for an outdoor or environmental education program?
Raccoon Creek State Park's Environmental Education Staff offers a wide variety of environmental education and outdoor recreational programming for all types of groups.
This includes schools, scouts, clubs, churches, hunting associations, and everyone in between are welcome to contact us about nature hikes, wildflower walks, teacher workshops, historic tours, animal tracking, bird watching, kayaking, geocaching, fishing, merit badge programs, geology and many others. Contact the Raccoon Creek State Park's Environmental Education staff at 724-899-3611 for details or to request a program.

Night Hike & Campout
Friday, Dec.14-Saturday, Dec.15,2018: 6pm (Friday)-12pm (Saturday)
Meeting location will be emailed to registered attendees one week before program.
Attention Backpackers! Up for a little winter adventure? If yes, join us for a night hike and campout at the park. We'll spend 2-3 hours Friday evening backpacking to the camping site, set up camp, and return in the morning. You'll need camping/hiking gear, food, and water. If we have snow, we'll provide snowshoes. For questions, please contact Patrick Adams at paadams@pa.gov . Registration required for this free program by December 12. To register, visit http://eventsreg.dcnr.pa.gov/register/create/1500868​​

First Day Hike (3 Miles)
Tuesday, January 1, 2019: 10am-12:30pm
Meeting location will be the Rec Hall on Cabin Rd, which is up the road from the Park Office (Google map link is https://goo.gl/maps/yv1natSoPDy )
Start the New Year off right with a 3-mile hike. We will be hiking along Doak Run Valley and checking out one of the Civilian Conservation Corps Group Camps in the park. Please note this hike will be over moderate terrain. Pets permitted, but must remain on a leash at all times. Bring water, snacks and dress properly for the weather. Not recommend for children under 7. Hike will only be canceled due to hazardous road conditions within park. For questions, please contact paadams@pa.gov . Free Program.

Winter Painting (Indoors)
Saturday, January 5, 2019: 2pm-4:30pm
Meeting location will be emailed to registered attendees one week before program.
Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you "Winter Painting" at the park. We invite anyone from beginner to skilled artist to learn and practice their artistic talents while enjoying the winter landscape at Raccoon Creek State Park. Both children and adults are welcome to attend this program on acrylics. There is a $15 charge per person to cover the cost of art supplies. For questions, please email Patrick Adams at paadams@pa.gov or call 724-899-3611 x 2. All art supplies will be provided. Registration is required for this indoor program.
To register, please visit http://eventsreg.dcnr.pa.gov/register/create/1470073  
Introduction To Winter Camping (Prep Class)
Wednesday, January 9, 2019: 7PM-9PM 
Meeting at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center along Rt 30. 
Why hibernate when winter hits; learn all the basics for cold weather camping and get out and enjoy the winter season. The indoor preparation class will cover clothing, camping equipment, safety and prepare participants for a weekend campout in the park on January 26 and 27. Unless you have experience winter camping, you must attend the preparation class on January 9 to participate in the campout. Free program and no registration needed. For questions contact Patrick Adams at 724-899-3611 x2 or paadams@pa.gov

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