Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park, in the heart of Pennsylvania, is a prime location for those seeking a variety of outdoor adventures for all seasons! As the gateway to the Pennsylvania Wilds, visitors can expect stunning landscapes, excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, an abundance of outdoor recreation experiences, and opportunities to view various wildlife.
Many activities at the park surround the 1,730-acre Foster Joseph Sayers, which is the focal point for year-round recreation in the park. Along with the lodging at the Nature Inn, the park also has both rustic and modern camping, cabins, and yurts available by reservation.
make summer memories
Summer is a popular season at Bald Eagle State Park, and the outdoor recreation opportunities abound at the lake. Visitors can hike, enjoy picnicking facilities including tables, pavilions, and grills, swim and sunbathe at the sand beach, kayak, paddleboard, go boating, fish, and watch for popular birds, including great blue herons, killdeer, ring-necked ducks, and more. Learn more about summer lake activities at our lake page.
enjoy the best of fall
Bald Eagle State Park is especially stunning in the fall, when Bald Eagle Mountain is showing its vibrant colors of yellow, oranges, reds, and browns. This is a great time for hiking, picnicking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, photography, and especially bird watching. The mountain ridges create excellent flyways for migrating birds. Some birds stop at the park to rest and feed during their migration. In the fall, you can find migrating mergansers, cormorants, and buffleheads on the lake.
Have Winter Fun
Don’t let the winter weather keep you from visiting Bald Eagle State Park. When the cold is just right, the park has opportunities for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating, and ice fishing on about 630 acres of the lake. You can even try snowshoeing for free through the park’s snowshoe loaner program. And for the bird watchers, year-round residents like sparrows, finches, and cardinals can often be seen during the winter in shrubby areas.
cures for spring fever
When spring fever has you itching to get outdoors, Bald Eagle State Park is a great place to explore emerging native flowers and spring songbirds like warblers, flycatchers, and swallows who display courtship rituals and sing enchanting melodies while searching for nesting spots in the park. This is a great time for hiking and fishing. Bald Eagle State Park participates in a fishing tackle loaner program where the public can borrow fishing rods, reels, and an equipped tackle box to try fishing while at the park.
Guided education & interpretation
Bald Eagle State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education and interpretive programs all year-round. Through guided walks, hands-on activities, and campfire programs, visitors can gain a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, the history and natural resources of the Centre region.