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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  • We enjoyed walking the trails. Seeing the wild life and experiencing the quiet of being out in nature. We hope to come back in the summer and go out on the lake. We are told the lake is great for fish...  more »
  • Come here every year family reunion. Beach is fun and lots of walking trails. Beautiful location and gorgeous scenery!  more »
  • Even on a rainy day, Bald Eagle State Park is spectacular. We saw plenty of critters, including hawks, herons, ducks, and deer - a 16-point buck was the highlight.  more »
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  • Nice place for a picnic. You can camp and swim my favorite is to camp on the wooded primitive side. Great fishing and a place to take your boat for a joy ride. Free admission.
  • We camped on the "Rustic Loop" which was more or less pull off to the side of the road and set up type camping. Not much to separate one site from the next. Facilities were what you would expect, decent. Easy hiking with limited variety. Generally quiet except for the monstrous explosion that randomly happened in the middle of the night (no idea what that was), and train tracks running alongside the campground.
  • I love this park so much I got married here. It beautiful!
  • Calm serene place with very less crowd. If you are traveling in that vicinity and need to eat lunch, why not make it a picnic instead at Bald Eagle State Park? Beautiful, laidback location next to the lake is a great spot for pics/picnics.
  • I love to kayak and this has to be one of my most favorite Lakes it is so huge you have to spend all day there just to get from one end to the next in a kayak. A little coves and inlets make it exciting and the bald eagles are definitely a sight to behold along with all the other animals and birds. The vastness of the mountain surrounding Lake is breathtaking throwing any season I especially like that they have on-site camping boat rentals swimming and Marina and a little hotel that is very popular for wedding parties

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