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Nice quiet lake beach

Great day with the kids. No concessions open on weekdays and very limited. No swim features like... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Leesburg, Florida
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Family friendly park

Whipple Dam is a small state park nestled in the Rothrock State Forest, about 20 minutes from State... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 Aug 2017
“Fun place for friends and family”
26 Jun 2017
“Nice quiet lake beach”
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you are hot during the summer months, go to Whipple Dam for a swim, a picnic lunch, and a walkabout the area. You will be happy you did--and will most likely be considerable cooler afterwards.

Thank lindareilly1975
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Great day with the kids. No concessions open on weekdays and very limited. No swim features like floating docks and that sort of thing. But the kids loved the water. It is in a beautiful location and no crowds. Very nice place for picnic.

Thank johnm150
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Whipple Dam is a small state park nestled in the Rothrock State Forest, about 20 minutes from State College. It's got a beautiful lake, picnic grounds, hiking trails, etc., and it's family and dog friendly. It's off the cell grid, which allows you to get...More

1  Thank Bassplayer757
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You can use shaded picnic areas. You can swim from a sand beach. Row boats can be rented or bring your own kayak or canoe. Fishing and hiking are available. The lake has some vegetaion on the surface. The concession stand is only open mid...More

1  Thank beachperson758
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This park is not too far from my house and I forget it a lot to go to Greenwood Furnace instead. Every time I go though, I know I need to go back more. It is not very big but its tucked back in the...More

1  Thank hollytrea
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Yet another under utilized PA State Park. This state park offers a beach and swimming (no life guard) no-motor boating (canoes and kayaks or paddle boards) bring your own or rent. Picnicing areas with benches, grills and water fountains (at picnic sites). Easy access to...More

1  Thank kcreig
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We trekked the 3 mile trail and found signs warning of hunting and to wear orange - be careful. Lake pretty.

Thank SandancerGirl
Reviewed 13 October 2014

The area around State College is a particularly scenic part of Pennsylvania. There are many state parks that offer nearby excursions for Penn State students or family visitors. Whipple Dam State Park is a great example. On a recent visit to Penn State to visit...More

2  Thank kellymh951
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Had family reunion, bbq by the water. Was enjoyable! very peaceful atmosphere! Just a little spooky driving back out through the woods of the park just before sundown. Clearer direction signs would help prevent visitors getting lost in this secluded area.

Thank nandec
Reviewed 26 November 2013

My kids love going here and looking for minnows in the lake and building sand castles. There are no concessions here anymore so make sure you pack a lunch. It also has primitive bathrooms.

2  Thank scottaenator
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