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Bald Eagle State Park, Howard
(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...  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...  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...  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!