Pros: Great place for a day in the wilderness
Cons: The lake is pretty small
If you are a central PA resident, this is great place to swim, hike, cookout, or have a get together. The fact that it is a little off the beaten path is its biggest strong point because you don't have to worry about the Penn State students finding this place. It has a man made beach with sand volleyball courts that are in excellent condition. Its seclusion from the rest of the world make crowds almost non-existent. The park was set up in such a way that you feel more like you found a secluded lake in the middle of a forest rather than a state park. It is a great place for State College and Altoona businesses to have company picnics because of its location almost guaranteed pavilion reservations. A fun game to try is tackle football in the large beach because the sand really softens you landing and there is more than enough beach for good game.