Bald Eagle State Forest comprises nearly 200,000 acres of land surrounding Raymond B. Winter State Park. Various recreational activities are available, including hunting, fishing, hiking, rustic camping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and pleasure driving. Eight parcels of land within Bald Eagle State Forest have been designated as natural or wild areas. One of these, the Halfway Run Natural Area, borders the east boundary of Raymond B. Winter State Park. Unusual geologic features and wetlands make this site valuable for scientific observation and the protection of unique plant and animal communities.
Raymond B. Winter State Park oversees and maintains the facilities at three nearby state parks that offer additional opportunities for recreation:
Ravensburg State Park, located in Clinton County on PA 880, received its name because ravens once resided in the steep rocky ledges throughout the park. Twenty-one non-reservable, tent-camping-only sites are available. Visitors also enjoy hiking, picnicking, and coolwater fishing.
Sand Bridge State Park, located on PA 192 east of Raymond B. Winter, has picnic tables, pavilions, and restrooms. The park also offers stream fishing.
McCalls Dam State Park, located in the east end of Centre County, can be reached by McCalls Dam state forest road which connects to PA 192. Pioneers built a dam to provide waterpower for a sawmill. Later, the dam was used in a series of splash dams to float logs down the Susquehanna River. Limited facilities include vault toilets, parking, and a small picnic area.