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Bald Eagle State Park

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 the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Bureau of State Parks.

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Dawn to Dusk

(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)


Picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee.
Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

See website for camping fees.


  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting

Other seasonal activities are also available

Water Flow Info:


Various boat launches and picnic areas are available
Marina Boat Concessions
The Russell P. Letterman Campground has flush toilets, warm showers, electric hook-ups
Different camping areas are outfitted with different facilities


The following areas are wheelchair accessible:

  • Marina and Boat Concession
  • Schencks Grove Picnic Area
  • The Beach Picnic Area
  • Winter Launch
  • Winter Launch Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Russell P. Letterman Campground
  • Camping cottages

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.


Pennsylvania State Parks welcome pets in designated areas. Pets are permitted in day-use areas, on designated sites in campgrounds, in designated cabins, camping cottages, and yurts, and all areas not otherwise closed to pets. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas, inside buildings, in non-pet overnight areas, or in any area designated as an area closed to pets. Because uncontrolled pets may chase wildlife or frighten visitors, pets must be physically controlled and attended at all times and on a leash, caged, or crated. Electronic fences and leashes are prohibited.


Last updated: January 24, 2020