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Bald Eagle Creek

Bald Eagle Creek is a freestone stream. It is limestone influenced from its confluence with Spring Creek to the inflow of Sayers Lake.

Bald Eagle Creek, a 43-mile long stream, is a tributary to the West Branch Susquehanna River. It runs through the Bald Eagle Valley at the foot of the Bald Eagle Mountain ridge to its confluence with the West Branch Susquehanna River near Lock Haven.

The upper reaches of the creek are good for fishing trout, rock bass, and smallmouth bass. At the outflow of F.J. Sayers Lake to the confluence with Beech Creek, anglers fish for smallmouth bass and pumpkinseed, and bowfish for carp. 

Bald Eagle Creek is stocked with trout and has low numbers of wild brook and brown trout in agricultural valley setting. Downstream of the confluence of Spring Creek in Milesburg the stream is large and relatively cooler and more productive than the length upstream of Milesburg.



Bald Eagle Creek lies east along PA Route 150 between Milesburg and Howard Nursery and west of Milesburg to Port Matilda lies along old PA Route 220. Access to the stream is at bridge crossing on perpendicular roads, parallel secondary roads, and walk-in on private lanes with the proper permission.

The Lower section of the creek can be accessed at two public areas:

  • Just Northeast of Sayers Dam at Eagleville Road south of the town of Blanchard on Route 150.
  • At Milesburg off of Moose Run Road. There is a 10+ space parking area at the Milesburg Community Park.



No special regulations apply.  View general fishing and boating regulatory information.


Other Information:

Bald Eagle Creek – upper – Port Matilda to Milesburg

  • Stocked trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Rock bass

Bald Eagle Creek – middle – Milesburg to the inflow of Sayers Lake

  • Stocked rainbow trout
  • Wild brown trout

Bald Eagle Creek – lower – Sayers Lake outflow – mouth

  • Sunfish
  • Crappies
  • Yellow perch
  • Smallmouth bass

Check out our State College Fishing Guide for more information.