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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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  • We camp here several times a year with family, and I grew up coming here for fishing and other trips. It's a beautiful park that's extensive enough for long walks or bike rides. Check out the Nature I...  more »
  • Such a great park and is never crowded. Great place to boat, fish, run, hike, bike, swim, or even just have a picnic. We found this hidden gem at the beginning of summer and have been back almost week...  more »
  • A beautiful place; very uncrowded. Nice hiking trails, beaches, boating, and bald eagles! Peaceful place to get away from it all.  more »
  • 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
  • The views from the lakeside rooms are wonderful. Everything was modern & up to date. The Inn is very clean & green friendly. You can bird watch from just about anywhere. The staff was friendly. Free breakfast was good. Next time we come to town we WILL stay here.
  • The campground is very well maintained, has nice sites, trails within walking distance, and large beach area. We were very impressed with this state park.
  • Beautiful park. Great place to take a boat trip. Lots of wildlife and a lot of boat launches.
  • Liked the beach there. The park is happening and there are picnic right aside the beach which makes the time more enjoyable.

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