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Raymond B. Winter State Park

Raymond B. Winter State Park covers 695 acres of the Ridge and Valley Province in central Pennsylvania. Located within Bald Eagle State Forest, the park lies in a shallow basin surrounded by rocky ridges covered with an oak and pine forest.

The focal point of the park is Halfway Lake, which is filled by spring-fed mountain streams and contained by a hand-laid, native sandstone dam. Open year round, the park provides diverse opportunities for recreation.

Seasons and Hours

The 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

The park is in Union County on PA 192, 18 miles west of Lewisburg.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.99088  Long. -77.1937

 

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

Raymond B. Winter State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education and interpretive programs on a year round basis. Through hands-on activities, guided walks, and programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward the natural and cultural resources.

Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools, youth organizations, and homeschool associations. Group programs must be scheduled in advance by calling the park office. Popular topics for students include:

  • Adaptations
  • Amphibians
  • Aquatic studies
  • Bird life
  • Forest ecosystems
  • Geology
  • Reptiles
  • Watersheds
  • Wetland ecosystems

Teacher workshops are available for Watershed Education. Other educator workshop topics include:

  • Schoolyard habitat
  • Songbird education
  • Environmental education and children’s literature

Several special events are conducted each year, including a history day and the winter Snowfest.

The “Halfway Herald” includes a schedule of upcoming programs and activities and is available at the park office or learning center.

Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center &

Sheary-Linn Amphitheater

Equipped with many educational tools, the center is a classroom and base for educational programs. The learning center features:

  • Classic environmental works and children’s books
  • Computer center with environmental software
  • Displays of native wildlife
  • Hands-on science area
  • Numerous field guides

Visitors can test their knowledge of lumber on the Wall of Woods display. Others can enjoy sitting at the center’s observation window listening to birds gathered at the microphone-equipped feeding station.

Large porches provide opportunities to relax and enjoy the surrounding forest scenery.

Near the learning center is the Sheary-Linn Amphitheater where outdoor interpretive programs are presented.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is 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 an employee.

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

Nearest Hospital

Evangelical Community Hospital
1 Hospital Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837
570-522-2000

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