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Raymond B Winter State Park
Raymond B Winter State Park Sitting by the Fire © Julie Shumaker
Raymond B Winter State Park Lonely Fisherman © Julie Shumaker
Quiet evening at RB with a fisherman.
17215 Buffalo Road
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania   17844

Phone: 570-966-1455
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
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.
Modern Cabin: A modern two-story log cabin is available for year-round rental. The cabin has a furnished living area, kitchen/dining area, 1 ? baths, four bedrooms, and front and back porches. Renters need to provide their own bed linens, bathroom articles, kitchenware and utensils. The cabin is rented on a minimum two-day basis during the off-season and on a weekly basis during the summer.
Camping: modern sites, some with electric

The 59-site campground accommodates tents, trailers and motor homes. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, lantern holder and a fire ring. Some campsites have electric hookups. 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.

Camping Cottages: The three cottages sleep five people in single bunks and double/single bunks, and have wooden floors, windows, skylights, porch, picnic table, fire ring, electric lights and outlets, and a small baseboard heater.
The swimming beach features 300 feet of white sand. The beach is open daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day unless otherwise posted. Swim at your own risk. The beach area includes restrooms, dressing facilities, a beach volleyball court and a children?s play area. A seasonal food and refreshment concession is at the beach house. The limited menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cold drinks and ice cream.

About 250 picnic tables are dispersed throughout the park. Charcoal grills, drinking water fountains, restrooms, horseshoe pits, play areas, and other park facilities are within easy access from picnic areas. Three separate picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mountain Biking: Mountain biking is permitted on all but Rapid Run and Mid State trails, and a section of Overlook Trail. R.B. Winter State Park provides access to 25 off-road mountain bike trails located in Bald Eagle State Forest. Riders will find over 48 miles of trails with nearly 100 miles of connecting forestry roads. The Central Mountains Shared-Use Trail System brochure provides general information about a number of the trails. The brochure also contains a map showing trails of varying lengths and difficulty. Maps are available at the park office and the mountain bike trailhead in the main parking lot.

Snowmobiling: Registered snowmobiles are permitted on park roads which lead to 30 miles of designated trails in the north division of Bald Eagle State Forest. Trailhead facilities at the park include heated restrooms, garbage cans, parking and unloading areas. Conditions permitting, daily snowmobiling begins sometime in December until April 1. Maps and information are available at the park office.

Cross-country Skiing: Five miles of park trails provide easy skiing with connecting trails and roads on surrounding state forest land.
Nature Programs
R. B. Winter State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education and interpretive programs on a year- round basis. Through hands-on activities, guided walks and evening programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward the natural and cultural resources.

Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools, youth organizations and homeschool associations. Group programs must be scheduled in advance by calling the park office. Popular topics for students include adaptations, bird life, amphibians, reptiles, geology, wetland or forest ecosystems, watersheds and aquatic studies.

Teacher workshops are available on the Bureau of State Parks curriculum Watershed Education. Other educator workshop topics include schoolyard habitat, songbird education, and environmental education and children?s literature.

Several special events including a history day and the winter Snowfest are conducted each year. The ?Halfway Herald? includes a schedule of upcoming programs and activities and is available from the park office or learning center.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 9 We visit every year by Amy
This park has been the favorite of my families since my little girls were old enough to walk. We come every year and just spend the day playing in the water, lying on the beach or playing in the sand. It is a wonderful place to spend the day with family.
May 28 great parkl for family fun !! by the whittakers
Super camping,nature center, beach and playground. Keep this state park open!!Great place to take your family
July 15 Family favorite by Ann
My family and I have been camping with our RV for a couple of years and love being there. The bathrooms are always extremely clean. The beach is great and we love going fishing, taking the hiking and biking trails, and enjoying the wild life. Highly recommend.

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