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Stone Valley Recreation Area

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Address: 108 Business Services Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-1002
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+1 814-863-1164

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Beautiful area

Fun place to visit and hike! Lovely trails and lake. A great place to enjoy nature! Trails suitable for all family members - not too strenuous, but we haven't done them all.

Reviewed 18 January 2017
State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fun place to visit and hike! Lovely trails and lake. A great place to enjoy nature! Trails suitable for all family members - not too strenuous, but we haven't done them all.

Thank 3469mom22
State College, Pennsylvania
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281 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I was so excited to take my husband to this place that I worked while a Penn State student. The new park administration office/visitor center is outstanding and makes our small trailer look shameful! Glad to see that Lake Perez has been filled again and I was pleased to see the kayaks and canoes on the lake that afternoon. Many... More 

Thank Pam S
State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

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.

1 Thank Tamarack97
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 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 Dioneia M
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 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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123 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 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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Reviewed 16 August 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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48 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 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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298 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 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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180 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 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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