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F.J. Sayers Lake

The 1,730-acre lake is the focal point for water-based recreation in Bald Eagle State Park. The lake, created by the Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir, holds black crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, yellow perch and other warm water species. The lake also attracts snapping turtles, osprey, great blue heron and the occasional bald eagle. Several streams flow into the lake providing habitat for aquatic insects, crayfish, and fish. Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir draws most of its water from Bald Eagle Creek. The lake is productive and provides for a good warm water fishery.

 

Boat Rentals

The boating concession, Boats and Bikes Etc., at the Bald Eagle State Park Marina rents and repairs boats, along with sales of fuel, bait, ice, soda, snacks, and many other boating/camping/fishing supplies. Boats available for rent include pontoons, jet skis, a ski boat, fishing boats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and  stand-up paddle boards. Bikes are also available for rent. The concession is open Wednesday through Sunday, weather permitting. Contact 814-625-0060 for further information.

 

Access

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (State Parks)

Upper Green's Run (State Parks)

  • Located off PA Route 150, nine miles north of Exit 23 of 1-80, in Bald Eagle State Park. From PA Route 150, turn east into the Upper Green's Run Day-Use Area.
  • Hours of operation: 24/7
  • Unlimited horsepower
  • Shore fishing
  • Parking - large lot (10 vehicles or more)
  • Surfaced ramp
  • Loading dock
  • Primary boating - unlimited-size boats

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (State Parks)
Lower Green's Run (State Parks)

  • Located off PA Route 150, nine miles north of Exit 23 of 1-80, in Bald Eagle State Park. From PA Route 150, turn east into Lower Green's Run Day-Use Area.
  • Hours of operation: 24/7
  • Unlimited horsepower
  • Shore fishing
  • Parking - large lot (10 vehicles or more)
  • Surfaced ramp
  • Loading dock
  • Primary boating - unlimited-size boats

 

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (State Parks)
Bald Eagle Launch (also known locally as the Howard Launch)(State Parks)

  • Located off PA Route 150, nine miles north of Exit 23 of 1-80, in Bald Eagle State Park. From PA Route 26 in Howard, turn north onto Mill Street.
  • Hours of operation: 24/7
  • Unlimited horsepower
  • Shore fishing
  • Parking - large lot (10 vehicles or more)
  • Surfaced ramp
  • Loading dock
  • Primary boating - unlimited-size boats

 

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (State Parks)
Marina Launch (State Parks)

  • Located off PA Route 150, nine miles north of Exit 23 of 1-80, in Bald Eagle State Park. From PA Route 150, turn east into the main day-use area. Take the first right and stay on the right.
  • Hours of operation: 24/7 (only for marina patrons)
  • Unlimited horsepower
  • Shore fishing
  • Parking - large lot (10 vehicles or more)
  • Surfaced ramp
  • Loading dock
  • Primary boating - unlimited-size boats
  • Fuel available

 

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (State Parks)
Winter/Summer (State Parks)

  • Located off PA Route 150, nine miles north of Exit 23 of 1-80, in Bald Eagle State Park. From PA Route 150, turn east into the main day-use area and proceed straight.
  • Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - sunset
  • Unlimited horsepower
  • Shore fishing
  • Parking - large lot (10 vehicles or more)
  • Surfaced ramp
  • Primary boating - unlimited-size boats

 

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (State Parks)
Hunter Run West (State Parks)

  • Located off PA Route 150, nine miles north of Exit 23 of 1-80, in Bald Eagle State Park. From PA Route 150, turn east into the main day-use area and take the first left.
  • Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - sunset
  • Unlimited horsepower
  • Shore fishing
  • Parking - large lot (10 vehicles or more)
  • Surfaced ramp
  • Loading dock
  • Primary boating - unlimited-size boats

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (State Parks)
Hunter Run East (State Parks)

  • Located off PA Route 150, nine miles north of Exit 23 of 1-80, in Bald Eagle State Park. From PA Route 150, turn east into the main day-use area. Turn left on the second road and then left again at the "T" intersection.
  • Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - sunset
  • Unlimited horsepower
  • Shore fishing
  • Parking - large lot (10 vehicles or more)
  • Surfaced ramp
  • Loading dock
  • Primary boating - unlimited-size boats

 

Regulations & Licenses:

  • Unlimited horsepower motors are permitted.
  • Boats equipped with inboard engines with over the transom or straight-stack type exhausts are not permitted.
  • The operation of a personal watercraft requires certification from the PA Fish and Boat Commission.
  • Boaters must follow the counter-clockwise traffic pattern on the lake.
  • The speed limit is 45 mph.

View general fishing and boating regulatory information.

 

Directions

Bald Eagle State Park, Centre County, is along PA Route 150 between Milesburg and Lock Haven.

From the west, take I-80 to Exit 158 and take PA Route 150 north for about 10 miles.

From the east, take I-80 to Exit 178 and take U.S. Route 220 north, then take PA Route 150 south for about 13 miles.

 

Activities

  • Motorized
  • Paddle Power
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

 

Fish Species

  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass
  • Catfish
  • Tiger Muskellunge
  • Crappie
  • Yellow Perch
  • Panfish

 

Information courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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