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Address: 18865 Old Turnpike Rd
City, State Zip: Milmont, PA 17845
Contact Info: 570-922-3344
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Forest Description

Bald Eagle State Forest, named for the famous Native American, Chief Bald Eagle, includes 193,424 acres in Snyder, Union, Centre, Mifflin, and Clinton counties. It spans across the high, sharp ridges of central Pennsylvania and features miles pristine mountain streams and numerous tracts of old growth forest.

Wild and Natural Areas ( 17 )

  • Natural Area
    Rosecrans Bog Natural Area
    Comprised of a high mountain swamp, this area is located north of Loganton along Cranberry Trail in Clinton County. It contains cranberry, mountain holly, and high-bush blueberry.
  • Natural Area
    Bear Run Natural Area
    A small relic community of old growth hemlock, birch, yellow poplar, and ash, this natural area is located south of Woodward in eastern Centre County at the intersection of Bar Run Road and Cherry Run Road.
  • Natural Area
    The Hook Natural Area
    This tract is located on the North Branch of Buffalo Creek, three miles north of Hartleton in Union County. Access is provided by a number of rugged foot trails. A complete watershed is preserved within this area.
  • Natural Area
    Snyder Middleswarth Natural Area
    Containing old growth white pine, hemlock, and pitch pine, this 500-acre tract is located five miles west of Troxelville along the Swift Run Road in Snyder County. The existing old growth was saved from the loggers’ saws in 1902 when a 14,000-acre tract was purchased by the Commonwealth and a stop-cutting order was issued. Good access is provided by foot trails.
  • Natural Area
    Halfway Run Natural Area
    Comprised of 407 acres, this natural area is a rather unique tract of mixed oak and scattered conifers located in an area of pingo scars, which are small depressions with low ramparts left over from glacier activity. It is found in Union County, directly east of R.B. Winter State Park, between Sand Mountain Road and Boyer Gap Road.
  • Natural Area
    Joyce Kilmer Natural Area
    Located on Paddy Mountain, six miles west of Hartleton in Union County, this tract contains old growth white pine and hemlock.
  • Natural Area
    Tall Timbers Natural Area
    Containing old growth white pine, hemlock, and pitch pine, this tract is located five miles west of Troxelville along the Swift Run Road in Snyder County. The existing old growth was saved from the loggers’ saws in 1902 when a 14,000-acre tract was purchased by the Commonwealth and a stop-cutting order was issued. Good access is provided by foot trails.
  • Natural Area
    Snyder Middleswarth Natural Area
  • Natural Area
    Mt Logan Natural Area
    Located east of Castanea in Clinton County, this tract contains old-growth hemlock and an outcrop of Tuscarora sandstone.
  • Wild Area
    White Mountain Wild Area
    Encompassing 3,581 acres, this tract is located southwest of the town of Weikert. It covers the eastern end of White Mountain, is bounded on the north by Penns Creek and on the south by Weikert Run. Many of the north and south facing slopes are blanketed with large scree and talus deposits, which were formed from fractured upslope outcrops of white Tuscarora sandstone. Thus the name White Mountain. The wild area is only accessible by the Long Path, now part of the Reeds Gap Spur to the Mid State Trail and White Mt. Ridge Trail. The area shows little evidence of man’s activities, and will, for the most part, be kept in this undeveloped state.
  • Natural Area
    Rosecrans Bog Natural Area
    Comprised of 152-acres of high mountain swamp, this area is located north of Loganton along Cranberry Trail in Clinton County. It contains cranberry, mountain holly, and high-bush blueberry.
  • Natural Area
    Joyce Kilmer Natural Area
    Located on Paddy Mountain, six miles west of Hartleton in Union County, this 77-acre tract contains old growth white pine and hemlock.
  • Natural Area
    Mt Logan Natural Area
    Located east of Castanea in Clinton County, this 512-acre tract contains old-growth hemlock and an outcrop of Tuscarora sandstone.
  • Natural Area
    Bear Run Natural Area
    A small, 32-acre relic community of old growth hemlock, birch, yellow poplar, and ash, this natural area is located south of Woodward in eastern Centre County at the intersection of Bar Run Road and Cherry Run Road.
  • Natural Area
    The Hook Natural Area
    Encompassing 5,119 acres, this tract is located on the North Branch of Buffalo Creek, three miles north of Hartleton in Union County. Access is provided by a number of rugged foot trails. A complete watershed is preserved within this area.
  • Wild Area
    White Mountain Wild Area
    This tract is located southwest of the town of Weikert. It covers the eastern end of White Mountain, is bounded on the north by Penns Creek and on the south by Weikert Run. Many of the north and south facing slopes are blanketed with large scree and talus deposits, which were formed from fractured upslope outcrops of white Tuscarora sandstone. Thus the name White Mountain. The wild area is only accessible by the Long Path, now part of the Reeds Gap Spur to the Mid State Trail and White Mt. Ridge Trail. The area shows little evidence of man’s activities, and will, for the most part, be kept in this undeveloped state.
  • Natural Area
    Halfway Run Natural Area
    This natural area is a rather unique tract of mixed oak and scattered conifers located in an area of pingo scars, which are small depressions with low ramparts left over from glacier activity. It is found in Union County, directly east of R.B. Winter State Park, between Sand Mountain Road and Boyer Gap Road.

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