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Stone Valley Recreation Area

#11 of 32 things to do in State College Features Animals
108 Business Services Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-1002
+1 814-863-1164
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Great Sunset Place

I often go visit Lake Perez at sunset. Quiet, serene and beautiful place to admire sunsets. Never... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
NobuLex
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Beautiful area

Fun place to visit and hike! Lovely trails and lake. A great place to enjoy nature! Trails... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
3469mom22
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State College, Pennsylvania
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“kayak” (2 reviews)
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108 Business Services Bldg, University Park, State College, PA 16802-1002
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I often go visit Lake Perez at sunset. Quiet, serene and beautiful place to admire sunsets. Never seen being crowded so far. Well maintained by PSU.

Thank NobuLex
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
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...More

Thank Pam S
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...More

1  Thank Tamarack97
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
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
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...More

1  Thank Barbara H
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....More

2  Thank Skicatt
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...More

2  Thank heartlesspwg
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
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Shannon M
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Response from Barbara H | Reviewed this property |
There are no signs prohibiting using a metal detector, but these are not public grounds -- they belong to Penn State University.
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