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Bald Eagle State Park, Howard

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Park Office is closed on the weekends. There are a few recreation areas, one on the lake and a scenic overlook with benches. I didn't spend much time here, but it was very serene and in a pretty v...  read more »
  • Bring a fan and refrigerator. We visited in September at 93 degrees. Our poor dogs could barely complete a wildlife trail. Trails are mowed and easily accessible. We are used to pine tree forests like...  read more »
  • Bald Eagle State Park is simply beautiful. There are many trails, bike are welcome and the campground is maintained. There is a pet and non-pet section. There was no check-in; just drive right to your...  read more »
  • 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.
  • We stopped here to camp on our east coast commute. The plan was to stay 2 nights. We stayed 1. There's a active railway about 500 feet away from the poorly designed rustic camping grounds. Good luck sleeping with that nonsense passing through at 3am. The best part of the night was our personal hammock and $3 bottle of wine. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.
  • "A bad day fishing... is better than any good day at work" Great place to relax and enjoy outdoors whether fishing or hiking or swimming. Popular spot for reunions and school celebrations. Can get crowded during free fishing days and holidays.
  • This camp ground was awful. Bathrooms were a mess and full of bugs. Not to mention overflow for parking was full so we drove around and it was still full so we parked in site next to my parents and got a parking ticket for it. When we talked to person who wrote it she had no idea what she was talking about. We could have been asked to move instead we get a ticket pay it 2 days later( due in 5 days from date written) and we get another letter in the mail that it needs paid or a warrant will be issued??? This was the worst experience ever.
  • Lots of great thongs to do here, including the nature center, swimming and boating on the lake, fishing, nature trails and more. Great place to go with families or groups.
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