Outdoors

This week Sinnemahoning State Park is offering three different ways to enjoy the George B. Stevenson reservoir with fishing, kayaking and pontoon boat tours, plus a Saturday evening program featuring live rattlesnakes.

Fishing Skills on the Lake is Thursday, Aug. 8, 12-2 p.m. Brush up on your fishing skills aboard the pontoon boat while learning about the various fish habitats of the lake. No license required. Tackle and bait provided. Group size limited. Pre-registration required by Wednesday, August 7. Lake Day Use Area.

Kayak Games are Saturday, Aug. 10, 3-5 p.m. Learn basic water safety and paddling techniques while enjoying games and activities to improve kayak skills. All equipment provided. Ages 12 through adult, swimmers only. Group size limited. Pre-registration required by Friday, August 9. Lake Day Use Area

The Secret Behind the Rattle is Saturday, Aug. 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Join guest speaker Stacy Foster to discover the secret life of the timber rattlesnake and its important role in the Pennsylvania forest ecosystem. All are welcome to attend. Wildlife Center classroom.

Pontoon Boat Tours are Sunday, Aug. 11, 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 12-1:15 p.m. Relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the Stevenson reservoir. Free program. Donations requested. Reservations recommended. Lake Day Use Area.

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