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Nearby Attractions to Bald Eagle State Park

Information about Bald Eagle State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau.

Explore the Area

Bald Eagle State Park is located adjacent to the Borough of Howard. The largest nearby city is State College, 23 miles away, and is home to Penn State University. The Iron Works at Curtin Village in Howard, Pa. is a unique Pennsylvania Historical Site that depicts life as it was in a company town in the 1800s.

Historic Bellefonte is even closer to the park, and was an important center during the Industrial Age, with stunning examples of Victorian and Ante-bellum architecture.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Bellefonte Intervalley Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Bald Eagle State Park is close to one state park and two state forests, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Bald Eagle State Forest

The 193,424-acre Bald Eagle State Forest lies in the beautiful ridge and valley section of the state and is adjacent to Bald Eagle State Park. The forest district is dominated by a series of sandstone ridges, some of which reach heights of 2,300 feet above sea level.

Bald Eagle State Forest offers more than 200 miles of hiking trails, and opportunities for mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, fishing, camping, and cross-country skiing.

Ravensburg State Park

The 78-acre Ravensburg State Park is surrounded by the Tiadaghton State Forest. This pretty valley is especially beautiful when the mountain laurel blooms during late June and the fall foliage of early October. Ravensburg offers hiking, picnicking, fishing, hunting, wildlife watching, and camping. 

Sproul State Forest

The 305,450-acre Sproul State Forest features steep and rugged hillsides cut by the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries. It offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 092, managed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, is nearby.

The Pennsylvania Wilds

Bald Eagle State Park is part of the Pennsylvania Wilds, which offers 2 million acres of public lands for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting, and exploration in northcentral Pennsylvania.

Highlights of the area include:

Pennsylvania Heritage Area

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly 2 million acres of public lands give both wildlife and humans room to roam. Unsurpassed beauty, natural treasures, rich history, and outdoor adventure can be found here.