National Public Lands Day at Chapman State Park

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

“Camp Forgotten” will be shown at movie night from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. The film explores the role of the CCC in Michigan. Join us to learn how young men discovered their potential as productive citizens while restoring devastated wilderness. Meet at the Park Amphitheater. (Pavilion #4 in case of rain).

On Saturday, National Public Lands Day,” a program will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet the Park Naturalist at the main office to get outdoors, get dirty and have fun! Projects will include Northern Flying Squirrel box installation and garden beautification. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

“Alien Invasion” will be the topic from 1 to 3 p.m. The Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) has invaded areas close to the park. Assist the park naturalist in looking for this foreign critter. Meet at the park Amphitheater.

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:

October 4: Geo-caching at Night

October 5: Third Annual Fall Festival

October 5: Pumpkin Decorating Contest

October 5: Bonfire on the Beach

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).