SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.
Bald Eagle State Park
The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of northcentral Pennsylvania. The 1,730-acre lake laps the flanks of Bald Eagle Mountain, surrounded by forests, fields, and wetlands.
With two campgrounds, boating, fishing, swimming, the Nature Inn, and diverse habitats that are excellent for wildlife watching, Bald Eagle State Park is a great destination in the heart of Pennsylvania.
Recreational facilities are a result of a cooperative effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DCNR's Bureau of State Parks.
Seasons and Hours
Bald Eagle State 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.
online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.
Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County, is along PA 150 between Milesburg and Lock Haven.
From I-80 west, take Exit 158 to PA 150 north for about 10 miles.
From I-80 east, take Exit 178 to US 220 north, to PA 150 south for about 13 miles.
From I-99 take Exit 61 to Port Matilda, then US 220-ALT, continue onto 150 north to park.
GPS DD: Lat. 41.03464 Long. -77.65112
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.
Learn, Experience, Connect
Bald Eagle State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education and recreation programs year round. Visitors can gain appreciation and awareness toward the natural and historical resources through:
Curriculum-based outdoor investigations and hands-on environmental activities are available to:
Programs for children to learn about the environment are presented annually through Pennsylvania state park’s
DiscoverE day camp. This program is open to children ages 4-17 and their parents. Group programs must be scheduled in advance by calling the park office.
For more information about park programs, check the activity schedule on the park bulletin boards or at the park office.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Two 2-plug, electric-vehicle charging stations are available for public use in the park office lower parking area. Please move to another parking space once your vehicle has been charged.
Access for People with Disabilities
This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
Access to boating on the lake for people with disabilities is available at the marina. Pavilions #6 and #7 in the Beach Picnic Area are 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 a park employee.
Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.
Lock Haven Hospital
24 Cree Drive
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Directions: From the Main Park Entrance, go north 13 miles on PA 150 and follow hospital signs.