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Whipple Dam State Park

Whipple Dam: Guided Outing

Go on an adventure in one of Central Pennsylvania's hidden gems, Whipple Dam. (Note: Sunday and Thursday outings have different routes and difficulty levels.)

Whipple Dam: Guided Outing
Whipple Dam: Guided Outing

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Aug 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Whipple Dam State Park, 3746 Laurel Run Rd, Petersburg, PA 16669, USA

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Go on an adventure in one of Central Pennsylvania's hidden gems, Whipple Dam. This 256-acre park is a quiet retreat that offers ample opportunities to view wildlife, go for a swim, or listen to live music! Explore the trail that loops around the lake and nearby forest, then afterwards rent a boat or bring your kayak to explore the lake.

Sunday, August 4th - 11:00am and 1:00pm

The walk will be approximately 1-1.5 miles over flat terrain including a gravel road. The talk will focus on the wildlife that we may encounter on the trail or that inhabit the park in general.  

Thursday, August 8th - 6:00pm

The hike will be approximately 2.5 miles along the Whipple Lake Trail. This is a moderate hike and will make a loop around the lake. The talk will include information on the wildlife and history of the park.

Parking Information: Enter main park entrance from Laurel Run Road, then turn right onto Beach Road and park in any space; look for the Centred Outdoors flag.

Difficulty: 

  • Sunday Outings: Easy 
  • Thursday Evening Outing: Moderate

What To Expect: 

  • Sunday Outings: 1.5 mile walk over flat terrain (Easy)
  • Thursday Evening Outing: 2.5 mile lake loop includes uneven terrain and short but steep elevation change (Moderate)

How To Prepare: Sturdy shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Sunscreen and insect protection are also recommended for all outings.

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