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Nearby Attractions to Parker Dam State Park

Information about Parker Dam State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Clearfield County Recreation and Tourism Agency.

Explore the Area

Parker Dam State Park is near the small communities of Penfield and Tyler, and approximately 11 miles from DuBois, which boasts a variety of shops, eateries, and other amenities.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Parker Dam State Park is close to one state park and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Moshannon State Forest

The nearly 190,031-acre Moshannon State Forest is located on the Allegheny Plateau. The forest boasts an extensive 244-mile hiking trail system, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Simon B. Elliot State Park

The 318-acre Simon B. Elliot State Park is in the heart of Moshannon State Forest. This entirely wooded park offers picturesque areas of swamp meadows and a forest of typical second growth mixed hardwood oak and timber.

Popular recreational activities include hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

There are several other nearby outdoor spaces and natural places near Parker Dam State Park:

  • State Game Lands 90, 94, and 331 are to the south of the park and offer additional recreational opportunities.
  • The Quehanna Wild Area is a state forest wild area located to the east of Parker Dam State Park and offers a variety of recreational opportunities.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Parker Dam State Park is part of the Pennsylvania Wilds, which offers 2 million acres of public lands for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting, and exploration in northcentral Pennsylvania.

Highlights of the area include

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly 2 million acres of public lands give both wildlife and humans room to roam. Unsurpassed beauty, natural treasures, rich history, and outdoor adventure can be found here.