Events this week at Chapman State Park

The following activities are planned at Chapman State Park this weekend:

On Thursday join the Park Naturalist will “Go Nocturnal” to learn about animals of the night from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Meet this week at the Amphitheater to discover the secret world of raccoons. There will be a short hike to see if these night creatures can be caught fishing in the stream. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. These programs will occur on Thursday evenings throughout the summer.

On Friday, the Park Naturalist will investigate mammal furs and learn what makes mammals so unique with the “Mystery Mammals” program from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Meet at the park amphitheater.

Friday evening, there will be a movie, “Life: Mammals,” from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Join renowned naturalist David Attenborough on a journey around the world to discover amazing mammals. Meet at the park amphitheater. (Pavilion #4 in case of rain).

On Saturday meet the Naturalist at the Amphitheater to discover the Northern Flying Squirrel with the “Wild Things in Your Woodlands” program. Learn exciting information about this nocturnal critter while checking next boxes. You may get lucky and see one!

Saturday evening, meet Gary Sharp at the Amphitheater to learn the modern techniques of trapping, how to get started and why trapping is a useful method for population control with the “Trapping with Gary Sharp” program.

On Sunday, a non-denominational church service will be held at the park amphitheater at 10 a.m. (Pavilion #4 in case of rain).

Upcoming Events:

Aug. 13-15 DiscoverE Penns’s Adventures

Aug. 22 Go Nocturnal

Aug. 23 CCC-Caching

Aug. 23 80th Anniversary of the CCC

Aug. 24 Night Sky Watch with Tom Traub

Aug. 30 Family Fishing

Aug. 31 Bird House Building

Aug. 31 Movie Night on the beach: Yogi Bear

Sept. 7 Bird Banding

Oct. 4-5 Third Annual Fall Festival

The concession stand – with boat rentals/snacks/ice/firewood, etc. – is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m Saturday and Sunday; and noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (closed Tuesdays). Use your camping receipt to receive a 10-percent discount on boat and bike rental.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks at 1-888-PA-PARKS (voice), 717-558-2710 (local or international voice), or 711 (AT&T Relay Services). With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

For more information on Chapman State Park or any of Pennsylvania’s other state parks, call 1-888-PA-PARKS between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; or visit DCNR’s website: (Select Parks).