Sports and Recreation

Sports & Recreation
Centre County offers an abundance of four season recreation including skiing, snowboarding, caving and caverns, wildlife parks, rock climbing, ice skating, RV Rentals, hiking, and mountain biking.

Centre Region Park Directory listing public parks by township in Centre County, PA

Centre Region Parks and Recreation
Call (814) 231-3071 for directions.

Penn State's Official Campus Recreation Site

Graysdale Park
880 Grays Woods Blvd.
, Port Matilda, PA
Playground, soccer field, youth ballfield, basketball, pavilion, walking path
8.3 mi – about 10 mins

State College Spikes
112 Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, University Park, PA 16802
Toll-Free: 87799SPIKES       Phone: 814-272-1711
The Class-A Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Season tickets, group outings and other ticket packages are currently available by calling (877) 99-SPIKES, or by visiting New official team merchandise and souvenirs are also available. Fans visiting State College can shop at Off the Rack Outfitters at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
14.4 mi – about 19 mins

Altoona Curve Baseball Club
The Curve is the Double A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Baseball at family prices.
Blair County Ball Park, 1000 Park Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
877-99-CURVE or 814-943-5400
36.6 mi – about 38 mins

Penn State Ice Rink (aka, University Park Penn State Ice Pavilion)
Ice Skating & Ice Hockey Indoor Sports Complex
Greenberg Indoor Sports Complex
University Park, PA 16802-1216
Penn State Skating Rink, Pollock & McKean Roads, University Park, PA 16802
Admission PSU students/$2.75, Youth (18 & under) and senior citizens/$3.00, Adults/$3.50.
Skate rentals: $1.75
(814) 863-2039
14.4 mi – about 24 mins

Running: Two Indoor Tracks at Penn State
Rec Hall banked track (6.8 laps/mile)
IM building (8.25 laps/mile)

Nittany Valley Running Club
Calder Square
P.O. Box 10348, State College, PA 16805-0348

Non-profit running club welcoming members of all ages and abilities who like to participate in running events including track & field and walking.

Bicycling the Alleghenies!
800 E. Park Ave, State College, PA 16803

Toll-Free: 800-358-5466        Phone: 814-231-1400
Looking for a short jaunt or a mega-miler...a power pedal or an easy spin? Cycle the Southern Alleghenies for well planned On-Road tours and Adventurous Off-Road tours. JUST BIKE IT!!!!!
14.2 mi – about 18 mins

Seven Points Road, Hesston, PA 16647

Phone: 814-658-3074
Boat rentals and cruises.

Sayers Dam
This 100-foot high and 1.3 mile long dam forms Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir. Completed in 1969, the reservoir is named in honor of Foster Joseph Sayers, a Private 1st Class in World War II. The 1,730-acre lake is the focal point for water-based recreation at Bald Eagle State Park. Recreation facilities are operated and maintained by theCommonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). DCNR leases 5,900 acres with the following facilities: beach, marina, picnic areas, boat launches and camping. Howard Borough also leases, operates, and maintains a five-acre community park. Sanitary facilities were constructed under a tri-party agreement among the Commonwealth, the Howard Borough Authority and the federal government. Foster Joseph Sayers Dam is located on Route 150 in Centre County, Pa., on Bald Eagle Creek about 1 mile upstream from Blanchard and 14 miles above the mouth at Lock Haven.
(814) 625-2775
Sayers Dam Rd, Howard, PA 16841
24.2 mi – about 38 mins

Route 322
Boalsburg, PA  16827
(814) 466-6810 or 814-466-6266
Skiing, golfing, go-karts, concerts and more

4216 Beaver Rd.
Philipsburg ,  PA   16866

(814) 342-5960

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
3400 Discovery Rd., Petersburg, PA 16669

Phone: 814-863-2000
12 miles south of State College off Rt. 26, in the Stone Valley Recreation area. 
23.6 mi – about 43 mins

1523 W. College Ave.
State College, PA  16803

(814) 865-4653
For tee times: 814-865-1833

Golf: Penn State Blue & White golf courses
The Penn State Golf Courses are ready to offer you the very best the game has to offer. The challenging 6,600 Yard Par 72 Blue Course offers risk and reward to the veteran golfer and its alternative the 6,100 yard Par 70 White Course offers something for everyone.
Phone: 865-4653

Standing Stone Golf Course
Huntingdon, PA  16652
(814) 643-4800
18-hole public golf course and pro shop

Shaner Sports Complex
2171 Sandy Dr.
; #110, State College, PA  16803
(814) 238-6000

Bald Eagle State Park
The 5,900-acre park lies in the broad Bald Eagle Valley of northcentral Pennsylvania. Two geologic provinces create Bald Eagle's scenic beauty. The Allegheny Plateau to the north and west holds smooth, undulating uplands. The Ridge and Valley Province to the south and east contains numerous long, narrow mountain ridges separated by valleys. Bald Eagle State Park contains diverse habitat that attracts many bird species. The mountain ridges create excellent flyways for migrating birds. Some birds stop at the park to rest and feed during their migration. Beginner and life-long birders find exploring the park with a pair of binoculars a treat no matter what the season.
149 Main Park Road, Howard, PA 16841
(Just off Rt. 150, mid-way between Milesburg & Lock Haven)
Phone: 814-625-2775
21.5 mi – about 32 mins

108 Business Service Bldg., University Park, PA  16802
Phone: 814-863-1164
Year-round cabin & group rental facilities; boating/fishing. Located 15 miles south of State College off Rt. 26.

Lemont,  PA   16851
(814) 234-5986
Balloon rides and instruction
3523 S. Eagle Valley Road
Julian, PA  16844

(814) 355-2483

TCO Fly Shop State College
2030 East College Ave, State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-689-2161
A full-service fly fishing retail and learning center. Friendly, licensed guides on famous 
Pennsylvania waters. Complete fly fishing education program. Classes and private instruction. Destination travel. Customized corporate/group outings and events. With locations in State College, Spruce Creek, ReadingPhiladelphia, Carlisle, and Wilmington, New York. TCO Fly Shop is the largest independent fly fishing retailer in the United States.

Penn State All-Sports Museum
Beaver Stadium, PSU
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-5577
Fax: 814-865-6677
Photographs, memorabilia, artifacts and trophies tracing the history at Penn State Athletics, featuring 31 varsity sports.

Arboretum at Penn State
395-acre campus site being developed. Botanical gardens, conservatory & greenhouses, education center.
336 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-9118

Freedom Rentals

Fishing & Boating

Fishing, boating, rivers & lakes in Central PA, State College, and the Penn State Area. Information on lakes and creeks, descriptions of Central Pennsylvania fishing sites and access to them, regulations, local activities, and types of fish to be found.
Logan Outfitters
Fly-fishing & bird-hunting packages; access to private streams preserved to produce the best possible fishing.
P.O. Box 87, Spruce Creek, PA 16683

Phone: 877-768-7688
27.5 mi – about 40 mins