Lake Heron


Liverpool, PA

Dogwoods usually bloom the first and second week of May

Dean and Gail Stephens have owned the 200 plus acre property since the mid-eighties.  It is located 30 miles north of Harrisburg, and 2 miles off U.S. route 11 & 15 at Liverpool. 

Eagles Wings Ministry assumed management of the entire property on January 1, 2017.

Please contact: Eagles Wings Ministry at

to make reservations at Lake Heron.

Open from May 1 to November 1

Check the  Attractions and Community Events page for special activities in the area

Lake Heron is a 9-acre, spring-fed lake stocked with Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Catfish, and Bluegills.  The fishing is amazing!  The average bass is 12-15 inches.  Many of the bluegills are enormous, and are a delicious pan fish.  Catfish were stocked in 2004 and are still growing.  Fishing is catch and release, except for the Bluegills, although fish may be purchased.

We  are licensed as a "Fee Fishing Lake", so no fishing license is required.  See Fishing at Lake Heron

Adjacent to the Lake Heron property is PA State Game Land No. 258, which provides hundreds of acres of additional land for your enjoyment.

We are eager to share our paradise in Perry County with others, but at the same time maintain it's integrity and preserve it's natural beauty.  We have adopted the following motto for those who visit us at Lake Heron:  "Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints."


Erie Pavilion Area

A good place for small family picnics, camping, or reunions. 

Camping at Erie Pavilion is primitive . There are no water, electric or sewer hook-ups.   Camping is by reservation only. The Erie Pavilion area will accommodate 6-8 tents and 2 pop-up campers for a medium sized group of people.


  10 RV Campsites  
Fire pit with grill and picnic table Water and Electric hook-ups Comfort Station (2 toilets, 2 coin-operated showers)



Mohawk Cabin  (sleeps 7)

Mohawk Area is  a“primitive” camping area. There are no water, electric or sewer hook-ups.   Camping is by reservation only.  Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table and very close to the lake.  




Cherokee Cabin (sleeps 4)

Mohawk Cabin interiorTwo bunk beds plus a loft

Mohawk Campsite

Mohawk Campsite

Privy at Mohawk area

Dock at Mohawk Area



Camping at Mohawk Area

Boating and Swimming

Lake Heron Photo Gallery

Facilities and Map

Camping at Erie Pavilion

 Hiking - with printable map

Common Sense Camping


Rules for Lake Heron (pdf)

Fishing at Lake Heron

Fish Species Found in Lake Heron

Contact Us and Location

Catch and Release Guidelines

Camping Checklist & links

Local Churches, Attractions and Events

 MAP of Lake Heron and Local Area


Camping with Your Dog

Campers Photos

  Contact: Eagles Wings Ministry

 page updated: 3/04/18