8.8 Excellent
     
Howard, Pennsylvania

Bald Eagle State Park

Howard, Pennsylvania



Howard, Pennsylvania
Phone: (814) 625-2775

Sites: 99
Recent Rate: $35 6/2016

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park located on a lake with a beach and marina. Lots of hiking trails. You can ride bicycles around the park roads for several miles without leaving the park. We kayaked in the lake (very little boat traffic during the week). Site was level but it took some tight turns to back into the site with our 43 ft motorhome. FHU's worked well. We had a decent AT&T signal in the park. Sites are well spaced so there is plenty of rooms between sites. We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Penn State University in State College PA to see the Arboretum and the Palmer Museum on campus. Both of these are worth visiting. No grocery stores close to campground, so pick up groceries before arriving.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Super friendly and helpful staff at check in and camp hosts were always present and keeping the park clean, waving as they passed by. Beautiful and private site. Great trails and dog friendly. People really seem to clean up after their pets too. Can't wait to go back! We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Last loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

If you have dogs and enjoy camping with them this is the place to go PROVIDING you clean up after them.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed at this park for one night on July 16, 2015 in our 35 foot RV. It's a very nice park with nice facilities and beautiful views of the Pennsylvania hills. Easy access to the lake with opportunities for swimming, fishing, and other family entertainment. Also found opportunities for a little bicycle riding, exploring the different sections of the campground. The bathrooms were not in the best of shape, but we have seen worse. We would definitely stay at this park again. We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites at this state park are awesome. They are large and flat and taken care of very nicely. However, most of them do not have shade. They are in full sun. The bathrooms are very nice, and typically clean.

We have been to this campground twice and the bugs have been relentless each time. This isn't the fault of the park, but something to note.

The beach on the lake was very well kept but a drive from the campground.

We have been very happy with the campground both times we have been there. We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site M094
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We go over the July 4th holiday and head to State College to take part in the Blast. It's awesome, the fireworks are the best!

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Still well-kept. Park lists 35-foot max but most sites will handle 40+. Might have to park tow/towed in guest parking area. Angled access and roadside posts make some sites difficult to enter. Paved roads allow easy access to any size vehicle. We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park to visit if you love nature or being on the water. Saw a great variety of wildlife there as they have bald eagles and many birds that come to this unique geographical location during migration. Highly recommend visiting this gem. We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for an over night stop. CG was not crowded and self-service since we arrived after the office closed. The rate is non-resident senior. Site was good, and the bath house OK. We drove around the park and it seemed like a nice place to camp. We would return for another camping experience. We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 55

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well built and maintained campground with lots of facilities for entertainment and recreation. The hiking trails are nice and can be used by bicycles. The office staff was friendly and helpful. The dump station was spacious and clean. Our only complaints are the restrooms were so-so as their upkeep wasn't what it could be--floors were wet--and there is no Wi-Fi or full hookups. Cell phone service was good so we could use it for a hotspot. Rate reflects senior discount. We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 285
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the second time that we have stayed in this state park. The first time was a number of years back when it was very busy. We liked the park then, although we had to leave early because of a state budget issue. Now off-season, we love this park. I think this may be the first, or almost the first, time a gave a park a 10 rating. The park is very easy to get to on very good roads. As noted, the staff is very friendly and efficient. Although our campground host might have been having a bit of an off day. The park is very well maintained with level sites. Although the paved part of the sites are a bit narrow. It is very quiet and wonderfully dark at night. We love that. I should point out that I am referring to the "modern" campground with electrical hook-ups and not the primitive sites on the other side of the lake. There are hiking trails and the park is great for bike riding. Of course in the summer there are all of the lake activities. If you are birders you will like the park as it is promoting its birding activities with on-site kiosks for e-bird. The park also has a nice new, small lodge that is very attractive. We were able to find a site with good satellite reception and our Verizon phone and Internet card worked well. We would definitely return to this park. It would be great to spend a week or so, or even longer, at this wonderful state park. Well done Pennsylvania! We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park had very clean bath houses, and friendly staff. A great campground!! We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2009 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was very scenic. The sites were open, spacious and grassy with a few trees scattered about. The views from the sites were beautiful with meadows and rolling hills as a backdrop. They had a lake for fishing, hiking trails and paved roads for bike riding. I did see two sites that were wooded and private if you enjoy total privacy. We enjoyed this campground because it was quiet and peaceful. The campground was clean and well taken care of. We camped at Bald Eagle State Park in a Motorhome.

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