Twenty-five vistas within the Bald Eagle State Forest offer varied views of both state-owned and private land within and surrounding the district. Most of these vistas are marked on the public use map.
Driving and walking for pleasure are major recreational uses of the forest.
The district has 340 miles of roads and more than 200 miles of trails. Deer, turkey, grouse, squirrels, and black bear are common game species that visitors may encounter in the state forest.