COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 1/19/2021: Effective Sunday December 6, 2020
All in-person programs are canceled until at least March 31st.
This cancelation includes all State Park and Forestry hosted events and festivals.
Virtual and self-guided programs will be offered. Check the calendar of events https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/ for scheduled programs.
Effective 12:01 AM Friday November 20, 2020, by order of the Governor and to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, the following changes are in effect until at least March 31, 2021:
Overnight Stays and Out-of-State Visitors
The PA Department of Health aligned its quarantine guidance for people exposed to COVID-19 with the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This guidance provides an option for a 10-day quarantine without testing or a seven-day quarantine with a negative test on or after day-five of quarantine.
If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth or to quarantine for 10 days upon return to Pennsylvania.
The incubation period for COVID-19 remains at 14 days and it is still most protective to quarantine for the full two weeks. However, the CDC has affirmed that quarantine can end after 10 days if the person doesn’t develop symptoms, or after seven days if the person tests negative and has no symptoms.
This does not change the need for Pennsylvanians to continue to wear masks, wash hands, avoid gatherings with people outside of your household, and social distance. These efforts must continue to stop the spread of COVID-19. If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.
We require guests to cancel if they are unable to honor the order. The order is enforceable as a disease control measure under the Disease Prevention and Control Law. The commonwealth continues to encourage compliance, and expects that, since all people are affected by this virus, everyone will do their utmost to comply.
If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.
Caution: Please be advised that hunting season is open and permitted in designated areas within state parks. For your protection, all visitors should take proper precautions such as wearing a fluorescent orange vest and hat while recreating in areas of the park that are open to hunting during your visit. If you have questions please contact the park office.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which is a fatal disease that affects deer and elk, has been confirmed in portions of Pennsylvania.
Hunters should be aware of special rules and regulations that apply to deer harvested within the Disease Management Area (DMA). It is recommended that those deer be tested for the disease.
More information about CWD can be found on the Pennsylvania Game Commission website, including information about the disease, a map of the DMAs, and deer processors and disposal sites.
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
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.