Moraine State Park’s 50th Anniversary celebration is set for 2020 and will bring a variety of events to park patrons throughout next year. Moraine Preservation Fund, the Moraine State Park Anniversary Committee, and Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau are collaborating to offer fun activities on land and water.

“Hike Moraine” will kick off the celebration on New Year’s Day, and a Winterfest celebration will take place in February. The new double-deck “Nautical Nature” tour boat will launch on Lake Arthur in March, and as the weather breaks park patrons can enjoy Spring Wildflower Walks, Full Moon Paddles, and a unique Flag Day tribute. 

Guests also can experience everything the Park usually has to offer—just to name a few there’s boating, sailing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding, windsurfing, fishing, biking, horseback riding, and geocaching. Educational programs are always available at the park’s indoor facilities.

Moraine State Park opened May 23, 1970 and sits across Brady, Clay, Franklin, Muddy Creek, and Worth townships in Butler County. More than 2 million people visit each year, and the Park was selected as one of “25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks.”


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Upcoming Events

  • First Sailboat Race

    May 2 @ 10:30 am

    Free admission to watch races First initial race of the Moraine Sailing Club. This is held late morning at Watts Bay. The public can come and watch. Start time is 10:30am. There will be between 2-4 races. For more information, go to

  • GRT Race

    May 16 @ 4:45 am - 5:00 pm

    Sold Out! 2020 will be the 10th anniversary for this Trail Race that’s held annuary with its race Start and Finish being located in Moraine State Park. Includes a 18k, 30k, 50-mile and 50-mile relay option. 4:45am – Runner check in begins McDanel’s Boat Launch, Pavilion #7 For more det...

  • Eco Tour Paddle Boarding

    May 23 @ 11:00 am

    Registration Needed Stand up paddle boarding in beautiful natural areas on Lake Arthur. Hosted by Ian from Surfs Up Adventures. Registration is available at:

  • Creating the State Park

    May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Free event Local historian and author, Polly Shaw, will take you from the 1940s when the idea was first developed to re-recreate the ancient glacial lake and design a park, to the dedication of Moraine State Park on May 23, 1970, exactly 50 years ago today. Moraine State is considered an outstanding...

  • Glow Stand Up Paddle Boarding

    June 5 @ 8:00 pm

    Registration Required Stand up paddle boarding under the full moon. At dark, the water is illuminated with LED lights on the paddle boards. Hosted by Ian from Surfs Up Adventures on Lake Arthur. Registration available at

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