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Description - McCall Dam State Park occupies the abandoned site of McCall Dam. It was constructed about 1850 on White Deer Creek by pioneer Johnny McCall. The dam was developed for waterpower to operate a sawmill and shingle mill, which ranked among the largest of its day.

The park is nestled in the beautiful Bald Eagle State Forest offering only two amenities: picnicking and organized group camping. Because the park is nestled in the Beautiful Bald Eagle State Forest, you will experience little disturbance other than a noisy crow or overhead jet. Fishing opportunities are nearby in White Deer Creek.

Attractions - McCall Dam State Park occupies the abandoned site of McCall Dam. It was constructed about 1850 on White Deer Creek by pioneer Johnny McCall. The dam was developed for water power to operate a sawmill and shingle mill, which ranked among the largest of its day. About 1866, the dam was repaired and thereafter used as the second of a series of splash dams on White Deer Creek to float white pine logs to the Susquehanna River and the extensive sawmills at Watsontown, Pennsylvania. The park is nestled in the beautiful Bald Eagle State Forest.

Recreation - McCall Dam State Park offers only two amenities: picnicking and organized group camping. Because the park is nestled in the Beautiful Bald Eagle State Forest, you will experience little disturbance other than a noisy crow or overhead jet. Fishing opportunities are nearby in White Deer Creek.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The McCall Dam State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging around 24 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 to -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range around 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 22 Celsius).

Location - McCall Dam State Park is located in the extreme east end of Centre County which is located in the middle of the state. It can be reached by traveling McCall Dam state forest road which links SR 192 at Raymond B. Winter State Park and SR 880 at Eastville. The area is administered by and is located 4 miles from Raymond B. Winter State Park.


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Contact Information:
McCall Dam State Park, c/o Raymond B. Winter State Park., R. R. 2, Box 314 , Mifflinburg, PA, 17844-9656, Phone: 570-966-1455
, rbwinter@dcnr.state.pa.us

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Bald Eagle State Forest - Bald Eagle State Forest District lies in the beautiful ridge and valley section of the State. The many streams within the area have their origin in the forested ridges and flow in several directions eventually emptying into the Susquehanna River. Over one-third of the Bald Eagle State Forest is in public watershed, making the proper management of this land very essential.
Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests - Pennsylvania is known for producing some of the most valuable hardwood timber in the world. The 2.1 million acres of state forest land are protected from fire, destructive insects and diseases while offering a beautiful recreation environment for the visitor. Pennsylvania's State Park system offers visitors year-round recreational enjoyment as well. Amenities include: camping, picnicking, hiking, an assortment of winter sports and the viewing of the natural biological diversity and ecosystems found within the Commonwealth.
Valleys of the Susquehanna Area - The beautiful Susquehanna River winds through fertile valleys surrounded by forest covered ridges. Anglers can explore the world-class smallmouth bass fishing in the river or Penns Creek which is known as one of the best trout streams in America.

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