“A 695-acre park”
R.B. Winter State Park covers 695 acres of the Ridge and Valley Province in central Pennsylvania. Located within Bald Eagle State Forest, the park lies in a shallow basin surrounded by rocky ridges covered with an oak and pine forest. The focal point of the park is Halfway Lake which is filled by spring-fed mountain streams and contained by a hand-laid, native sandstone dam. Open year-round, the park provides diverse opportunities for recreation. The park is a coldwater fishery, stocked with brown, rainbow and brook trout. With the exception of the swimming area, the lake and its tributary streams are open to public fishing. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks the lake and Rapid Run regularly during the season. Many anglers gather near the sandstone dam or the fishing pier. The hiking trails pass through a variety of terrains with only short stretches of steep inclines. Trails within the park are marked and maintained, but a map and proper attire are recommended for personal comfort and safety. Many of the park’s trails connect with trails in the surrounding Bald Eagle State Forest, making R.B. Winter an ideal starting point for backpacking trips. Map and trail information for Raymond B. Winter and Bald Eagle State Forest are available at the park office. The 58-site campground accommodates tents, trailers and motor homes. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, lantern holder and a fire ring. Most campsites have electric hook-ups. The campground provides showers, hand washing facilities, a sanitary dump station, drinking water and a playground. All campsites are completely shaded, close to a playfield, and within easy walking distance to all other park facilities. Open from the second Friday in April until mid-December, the sites differ slightly in elevation and scenery. Pets are permitted on designated sites.
Nicely kept, low key park. Lovely beach for swimming, picnicking, and playing in the sand. Playground for kids, and easy access to a stream for splashing and water exploration. Highly recommend.
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Raymond B. Winter State Park
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