Skip Navigation LinksDCNR > State Parks > Find a Park > Bald Eagle State Park

Bald Eagle State Park

The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of northcentral Pennsylvania. The 1,730-acre lake laps the flanks of Bald Eagle Mountain, surrounded by forests, fields, and wetlands.

With two campgrounds, boating, fishing, swimming, the Nature Inn, and diverse habitats that are excellent for wildlife watching, Bald Eagle State Park is a great destination in the heart of Pennsylvania.

Recreational facilities are a result of a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DCNR's Bureau of State Parks.

​Seasons and Hours

Bald Eagle State Park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The park office is open specific hours. The beach, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

Directions

Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County, is along PA 150 between Milesburg and Lock Haven.

From I-80 west, take Exit 158 to PA 150 north for about 10 miles.

From I-80 east, take Exit 178 to US 220 north, to PA 150 south for about 13 miles.

From I-99 take Exit 61 to Port Matilda, then US 220-ALT, continue onto 150 north to park.

GPS DD:  Lat. 41.03464  Long. -77.65112

 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Bald Eagle State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education and interpretive programs year round. Visitors can gain appreciation and awareness toward the natural and historical resources through:

  • Guided walks
  • Hands-on activities
  • Campfire programs

Curriculum-based outdoor investigations and hands-on environmental activities are available to:

  • Local schools
  • Youth and community organizations
  • Homeschool associations

Programs for children to learn about the environment are presented annually through Pennsylvania state park’s DiscoverE day camp. This program is open to children ages 4-17 and their parents. Group programs must be scheduled in advance by calling the park office.

For more information about park programs, check the activity schedule on the park bulletin boards or at the park office. Online Calendar

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. Access to boating on the lake for people with disabilities is available at the marina. Pavilions #6 and #7 in the Beach Picnic Area are ADA accessible.

​If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

Lock Haven Hospital
24 Cree Drive
Lock Haven, PA 17745
570-893-5000

Directions: From the Main Park Entrance, go north 13 miles on PA 150 and follow hospital signs.

​explore bald eagle state park

Bald Eagle State Park