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Address: 108 Business Services Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-1002
Phone Number: 814-863-1164

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Climbing, Boating, Picnicking, and Hiking--Natural Beauty

Just had a great picnic at the Pavilion on Lake Perez, right next to the climbing tower. Good volley ball (about 150 yards away), a grill and lots of picnic tables. Great for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just had a great picnic at the Pavilion on Lake Perez, right next to the climbing tower. Good volley ball (about 150 yards away), a grill and lots of picnic tables. Great for families. You can rent boats or stay in a cabin too. Great scenery, and the hiking trails are really great.

Thank Tamarack97
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I went to this place to have a picnic with friends! It is amazing, you can rent paddle and kayak, and the park is not too crowd! They have more activities for groups!

Thank Vanessa M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Went fishing here in June 2016. We rented a boat, which was in top shape. The water in the lake was clear and clean, with fish biting at the line.

Thank frankiebocchio
State College, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I believe that this recreation area belongs to Penn State. A man-made lake allows for canoeing and kayaking, along with some minor fishing ability. But you can't swim here; the cabins are small without amenities; and the ropes and climbing courses are owned by another agency and cannot be used by casual visitors. You can walk around the lake --... More 

1 Thank Barbara H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We took our two year old granddaughter to Shaver's Creek to visit the Raptor Center. We all had a great time. She loved the owls, eagles, hawks, and the falcon. We listened to a presentation by one of the employees which was informative and interesting. The hiking trails are plentiful and stroller friendly. Shaver's Creek also has a Discovery Room... More 

2 Thank Skicatt
State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Now that Lake Perez is (finally) refilled, Stove Valley is a great little outdoor gem about 25 minutes from downtown State College. An excellent place for canoe, rowboat, and sailboat rentals, or just to walk around. The raptor rehab center at Shavers Creek is an excellent diversion for kids of all ages (recent college graduate daughter never knew it was... More 

2 Thank heartlesspwg
central pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Programs and staff - all excellent. Facility well maintained and space utilized. Nice grounds complement their commitment to environmental education and an appreciation / preservation of natural areas.

1 Thank pennstatetraveler
Central PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

They used to hold the Regatta here, back in Stone Valley's heyday. They have a nice ropes course, nature center, and a small lake that they have finally refilled. Too few concessions, but with a little work and advertising, they could bring it back to where it was in the 1970's. The lodge is clean, the rental cabins could be... More 

1 Thank Hogandoc1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stone Valley is lovely. Many trails and places to picnic. There's boating and boat launches, but no swimming. A nice place for a day trip.

1 Thank isilwath
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Stone Valley is a lovely place to take an afternoon hike. They have a bird sanctuary with bald eagles, owls and many types of other birds. Lake Perez, which is part of Stone Valley, is currently dried up. There are however pretty streams flowing by the hiking trails.

2 Thank J B

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