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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 June 26, 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 March 27, 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 August 8, 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank johnm150
Reviewed March 27, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Bassplayer757
Reviewed September 12, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank beachperson758
Reviewed September 2, 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

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank hollytrea
Reviewed July 30, 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

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank kcreig
Reviewed July 12, 2015

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

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank SandancerGirl
Reviewed October 12, 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

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank kellymh951
Reviewed August 12, 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.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank nandec
Reviewed November 25, 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.

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank scottaenator
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