Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
4790 Chapman Dam Road
Clarendon, PA 16313-9607
Tyson Martin - Park manager
Jennifer Moore - Environmental Education Specialist
Phone: 814-723-0250
Fax: 814-723-0256
The 805-acre Chapman State Park includes the 68-acre Chapman Lake on the West Branch of Tionesta Creek. Adjacent to state game lands and Allegheny National Forest, Chapman is an oasis of recreational facilities in a vast area of wilderness. The park offers Hiking, Biking, Picnicking, Swimming, Boating (electric motors only), Fishing, Hunting, Education, Cross-country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating, Organized Group Tenting, Yurts, Camping Cottages, and Tent & RV Camping.

For more information, visit the Chapman State Park DCNR page.

Upcoming Programs & Events at Chapman State Park

Chapman State Park Events

Saturday, 5/26/18
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
“NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT” – Grab a list and go in search of items in the park. Amphitheater

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
“MOVIE NIGHT: SEASON OF THE BEAR” – Enjoy volume 1 as you watch American Black Bears up close and personal. See bears in the four seasons, living their lives in the wild!
Amphitheater (Pavilion 4 in case of rain)

Sunday, 5/27/18
10:00 AM
Amphitheater (Pavilion 4 in case of rain)

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
“LIL’ BUDS: FROGS” – Get the kids outdoors with this program featuring a nature story, hands-on exploration, and a craft. Designed for children ages 2 to 6 but all are welcome. A new topic will be explored each time with indoor or outdoor activities.
Environmental Learning Center

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
“GEOCACHING AT NIGHT” – Experience this popular activity after the sun sets. A brief introduction and hands on instruction will be provided. A limited number of GPS units will be available for use.

Monday, 5/28/18
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
“NATURE’S ENGINEER” – Learn about beavers and their incredible building skills. Take a walk along the Nature Trail to see the beaver lodges and dam. Get a firsthand look at beaver habitat and see how the dam rehabilitation project is affecting them.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
“SALAMANDER SAFARI”- Find out about salamanders of Pennsylvania; where they live, what they eat, what makes them so unique, and where to find them. We will head to Penny Run to catch and identify salamanders and newts. Wear shoes you can get wet.
Pavilion #2