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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Programs at Sinnemahoning Weekend of August 24-25


Programs at Sinnemahoning Weekend of August 24-25

Summer isn't over yet! Get outdoors this weekend with a program at Sinnemahoning State Park.

Fly Fishing for Beginners, Saturday, August 24, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Have you ever watched a fly fisherman execute a graceful cast and wished that you could do the same? Join fly-fishing enthusiasts from the God's Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a program on the basics of this elegant sport. Learn about fly rods, reels, line, flies and the techniques used, then practice your new skills in the waters of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek. Free program. Tackle provided. No license necessary. Intended for adults and older children. Group size limited. Pre-registration required by Thursday, August 22. Meet at 40 Maples Day Use Area.

Austin Dam Disaster, Saturday, August 24, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Learn the story of the Austin Dam that broke in September 1911, flooding most of the town and claiming over 70 lives. Who built it? Why did it break? And why are the ruins still there? Brief campground talk followed by 1-hour movie, "The Austin Disaster, 1911: A Chronicle of Human Character", produced by Gale Largey and narrated by Willie Nelson. Meet at Campground Amphitheater. In case of rain, program and movie will be held indoors in the Wildlife Center classroom. All are welcome to attend.

Pontoon Boat Tours, Sunday, August 25, 10:30-11:45 AM and 12:00-1:15 PM. View herons, kingfishers, turtles, eagles and other wildlife while learning about the aquatic habitats that support them, on this relaxing and informative tour of the George B. Stevenson reservoir. Program is free, but donations are requested. Group size is limited. Pre-registration is recommended. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Meet at the boat launch of the Lake Day Use Area.

To pre-register for a program, or for more information, please visit the DCNR Calendar of Events http://events.dcnr.pa.gov. If you need assistance with online registration, please call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least seven days' notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs

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