Cast yourself into every angler’s dream. Let the lakes and streams of the Pennsylvania Wilds lure you away from your cares. Throughout an area boasting two million acres of forested public lands and covering 12 counties, there are seemingly endless streams, rivers and lakes that beckon you to drop your line and catch that elusive native trout, largemouth bass, walleye, or frisky pan fish.  View the PA Wilds Fishing guide here.

For rules, regulations and seasons, visit Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.

Bald Eagle State Park

149 Main Park Road Howard PA 16841

(814) 625-2775 |

The 5,900-acre Bald Eagle State Park is in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of north-central 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. Camping: Russell P. Letterman Campground has flush toilets, warm showers, electric hook-ups. This modern camping area features 97 campsites, two yurts, three camping cottages, hot showers, the park amphitheater, a sanitary dump station and is less than one mile from the beach, marina and other park facilities. The campground opens the second Friday of April and closes in mid-December. Each campsite has a paved parking spur, picnic table and fire ring. Electric hookups of 30 amps are available at most sites, and some campsites have 50 amp hookups. Two campsites accommodate people with disabilities. In the Primitive Camping Area are vault toilets. This rustic area has 35 walk-in sites for tents and 35 sites reserved for camping vehicles. The tent camping sites are walk-ins and are about 150 feet from the road. Parking spaces for tent campers are along the road. Drinking water is available along the campground road. Restrooms have vault toilets and a sink with running water. A sanitary dump station is available. Camping Cottages: Three camping cottages sleep five people and have wooden floors, windows, electric heat, porch, picnic table, fire ring and electric lights and outlets. Vehicles are to be parked on the hard surface only, not on the grass. Yurts: Two round, canvas and wood tents on wooden decks sleep 6, have electric heat, a cooking stove, refrigerator, beds and a table and chairs. Located in the center of the Russell P. Letterman Campground, the yurts offer convenient accommodations for weekly rentals. Shorter stays are available during the spring and fall seasons.

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