MCCALL DAM STATE PARK
The sound of White Deer Creek pervades the quiet, remote McCalls Dam Park. Majestic pines and hemlocks surround the cozy organized group tenting area. Maples and oaks reach for the sky around the small picnic area. Bald Eagle State Forest surrounds the eight-acre McCalls Dam State Park.
In 1850, an early settler built a dam on White Deer Creek to provide power to his large sawmill and shingle mill. Sixteen years later the dam was repaired and used as the second of a series of splash dams, used to float white pine logs to the Susquehanna River and the extensive sawmills at Watsontown. Although the dam is gone, Johnny McCall and his dam will always be remembered because of McCalls Dam State Park.
Organized Group Tenting:
Surrounded by forest, the rustic tenting area is for qualified adult and youth groups. This area has rustic toilets and a parking area. One responsible adult leader or counselor (18 years of age or older) is required to accompany each ten campers. Winter accessibility is limited to snowmobiling or cross-country skiing. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made by calling toll-free 888-PA-PARKS.