This week at Chapman State Park

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

“Frogs and Toads” will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13. Participants will search for frogs and toads along Adams Run and the lake. Learn about their life cycles, cool adaptations, and which species can be found at Chapman. Great hands-on activity for families. Dress to be out in the mud. Nets will be provided. Meet the Park Naturalist at the Warming Hut (Mooring Area).

Also on Friday, “Step Into the Night Hike” will take place from 9 to 10:30 p.m. As the sun sets and the light fades from the sky, the day animals retire and a new group of animals awakens. We will explore the world of the crepuscular (active and dusk and dawn) and nocturnal (active at night) animals. Bring your bug spray and sense of adventure as we explore the darkness for nature’s night lights. Meet at the amphitheater.

On Saturday, there will be a turtle program with John Bowler from 11 a.m. to noon. Come to the Beach Concession stand to see a presentation all about turtles by local turtle enthusiast John Bowler. He will be bringing along his two live turtles to help him with the presentation.

“Stone Turle” will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Join the Park Naturalist at the Beach Concession Stand to make turtles to keep in your house.

A non-denominational worship service will be held at the Park Amphitheater at 10 a.m. Sunday

The concession stand (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. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (closed Tuesdays). Campers at Chapman can use their receipt to receive a 10-percent discount on boat and bike rentals.

Upcoming Events

June 21: Saw Whet Owl Banding

June 27: Wild Things in Your Woodlands

June 28: The American Bald Eagle

June 28: Beginner Bird Walk

August 19-21: Discover E

October 4: Fall Festival

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please 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).