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Bald Eagle State Park, Howard

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Bald Eagle State Park is a 5900acre Pennsylvania state park in Howard, Liberty, and Marion townships in Centre County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park includes the Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir, formed by damming Bald Eagle Creek and other smaller streams and covering 1730acre. Bald Eagle State Park is at the meeting point of two distinct geologic features. The Allegheny Plateau is to the north and the Ridge and Valley area of Pennsylvania is to the south. The park is in the Bald Eagle Valley off Pennsylvania Route 150 in Howard, between Milesburg and Lock Haven.HistoryLenapeThe park is named for the Lenape chief, Woapalanne, meaning bald eagle. Chief Woapalanne lived in the area for a brief period of time during the mid-18th century in a village that was on Bald Eagle Creek Path, part of the much more extensive Great Indian Warpath that stretched from New York into the Carolinas. This path was used by the Iroquois to conduct raids on the Cherokee in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Pennsylvania Route 150 follows this path in some areas near Bald Eagle State Park.
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  • I have been here several times there's a beach area, picnic ,volleyball, playground, hiking trails, a beach for swimming along with changing rooms an showers for when your done swimming.Plus you can g...  more »
  • Despite being a week or two early for peak leaf viewing, the weather was warm and sunny for October and the soft squishy sand between the toes felt heavenly at the water's edge. It was a gorgeous day ...  more »
  • Daughter and granddaughter stayed at the lodge and we had breakfast there with them.The drive in was awesome!Many acres,lake and wildlife abound.Really must be something to see during summer and fall....  more »
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  • Haven't had the chance yet to fully explore this park, but from the little time I've spent there it looks very nice. The Nature Inn, while somewhat expensive, certainly affords great views. The rest of the park appeared clean with good signage to aid navigation. Looks like a great place to cycle.
  • beautiful lake with excellent parks all around it. Great for fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, etc... All around great park easy to find and easy to park at. Gorgeous lake, where you can travel all around it to find a place for your activity. Caught great fish and went for a long Stand up paddleboard journey, highly recommend.
  • This park surrounds a beautiful lake with many access points for boating and fishing. I also found a couple very nice hiking trails... And yes, there are Bald Eagles that live within the park.
  • Really clean and tidy park with benches and a nice waterfront. We were here early on a Sunday morning and had the whole place to our own.
  • Perfect place to spend the day hiking, picnicking, swimming, camping, or attending nature programs. Also, visit and stay at the Nature Inn!