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State Parks Near Bald Eagle State Forest

Bald Eagle State Park

The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is located along Route 150 in the Bald Eagle Valley. A 1,730-acre lake, the 16-room Nature Inn, and two campgrounds provide opportunities for:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Poe Paddy State Park 

A 23-acre park, Poe Paddy State Park is located in Centre County along Penns Creek and offers picnicking and hiking. Penns Creek is well known for coldwater fishing, as well as canoeing and kayaking. Camping is available.

Poe Valley State Park

Located in Centre County, Poe Valley State Park is a 620-acre park offering both regular camping and camping cottages, along with picnicking and hiking. The 25-acre lake offers:

  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Boating

Boating rentals, mooring, and launching are available.

Winter activities include:

  • Ice-skating
  • Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross-country skiing

R.B. Winter State Park

Located on PA Route 192 (16 miles west of Lewisburg), R. B. Winter State Park features the first stone masonry dam built by the CCC in the United States. The dam combines the waters of Rapid Run and Halfway Run, forming a six-acre lake. Rapid Run flows through the park and provides fine trout fishing.

Reeds Gap State Park

The Reeds Gap State Park is a 220 acre tract located eight miles east of Reedsville on Legislative Route 44008. Large white pine and hemlock trees enhance the park. It was named for the Reed family, who were the original settlers in this valley.

Shikellamy State Park

Shikellamy State Park is in Union and Northumberland counties. The 54-acre Shikellamy marina is on the southern tip of Packers Island at the confluence of the West Branch and North Branch of the Susquehanna River, and offers hiking and biking trails, a marina, and boat launch.

The 78-acre Shikellamy Overlook is on the western shore of the Susquehanna River. A 360-foot cliff overlooks the confluence of the branches of the Susquehanna River. The overlook is closed in the winter season.