Bald Eagle State Park Rustic Campground

Howard, Pennsylvania

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Located just north of Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, Bald Eagle State Park is a very popular destination for campers. The main attraction of the park is its 1,700-acre Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir, on which boats of unlimited horsepower are permitted (and you will see some fast and powerful boats here). Although the reservoir is the central focus here, you have lots of options for things to do in the 5,900-acre park other than zip around on the lake. It has areas for hiking, swimming, and picnicking.
Best Tent Camping: Pennsylvania

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by Matt Willen (Menasha Ridge Press)

Located just north of Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, Bald Eagle State Park is a very popular destination for campers. The main attraction of the park is its 1,700-acre Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir, on which boats of unlimited horsepower are permitted (and you will see some fast and powerful boats here).

Although the reservoir is the central focus here, you have lots of options for things to do in the 5,900-acre park other than zip around on the lake. It has areas for hiking, swimming, and picnicking.

© 2017 Matt Willen/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Howard
Campsites: 70
Season: Second Friday in April until late December
Additional Use: Boat Launch/Ramp, Swimming, Boating, Hiking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 814-625-2775, tinyurl.com/baldeaglesp
Fees per Night: $15-$21
Facilities: Pit latrines, well water
Driving Directions: Directions to Bald Eagle State Park: Rustic Campground

Recent Trail Reviews

5/28/2011
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The campground has both RV and tenting sites. Parking is limited to along the road, although there doesn't seem to be an enforced car limit per site. RV sites can be a bit small and crowded, but the tent sites are walk-in and very nice. Tent pads are provided at some sites, and each site is a good distance from the neighbors. It would be nice if generators were prohibited, as nothing spoils a nice quiet evening like the roar of a generator. The campground loop gets a bit tedious to drive, as it's two miles long and one-way. No showers, but the water is safe, and showers are available at the modern camping facility (within a short drive - not easily walkable).



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