For the weekend of July 12—14, the programs at Little Pine State Park will be on a variety of topics.

Friday evening at 8 p.m. will be the weekly coffee break. This is an informal question and answer period and general chat session. This will be followed at 9 p.m. by the movie “Spirit of the Eagle.” Both programs will be at the amphitheater.

Saturday’s programs are intended for the GSA Girls in Parks Day, but are also open to the public. Girl Scouts must pre-register, which can be done by calling John Kaercher at 570-753-6005 or by email at

To register, we will need the child’s name and age, the parent/guardian’s name, the troop leader’s name, and the troop number. At 10:15 a.m., the program “Wild Thing” will be presented, followed at 11:05 a.m. by “Natural Symbols of Pennsylvania”.

These programs are intended for Daisy and Brownie Scouts. At 1:15 p.m. there will be a stream survey, followed at 2:30 p.m. by a program on fossils. These programs are intended for Junior — Senior Scouts. All programs will begin at Pavilion # 3.

Sunday at 1:00 p.m. there will be a children’s DiscoverE program about deer.

This is for children ages six and up, and will be at the upstream end of the beach.

The nature center, located in the lower floor of the office building, will be open Friday 3–6 p.m. and Sunday 2– 5 p.m.

DCNR and Little Pine State Park are committed to conserving and sustaining Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ use and enjoyment. The Bureau of State Parks provides opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serves as outdoor classrooms for environmental education.

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), 717-558-2711 (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 state parks and forests in Pennsylvania visit the DCNR website at