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Whether you are searching for a spot to have a family gathering for the day or a group retreat our Lodge or one of our pavilions can help meet your needs.

General Information

  • The Lodge and Pavilions are available for University groups, non-University groups, and individuals
  • Arrival departure times are determined by the group’s needs
  • A four-hour minimum charge applies at all times
Reservations

Reservation Process

  • Lodge and Pavilion reservations will be accepted six months prior to when you wish to come.
  • Penn State University Park students and University Park Departments/Student Organizations may make reservations up to one year in advance.
  • To make a reservation call Stone Valley.
  • Pavilions are available from April 1 through October 31.
  • The Civil Engineering Lodge is available for day retreats year-round. It will be closed during the University’s Winter Holiday.
  • The Civil Engineering Lodge is available for overnight retreats from April 1 through October 31.
  • Advanced reservations are required.
  • Payments are accepted by cash or credit card. Checks are not accepted unless your group is an officially recognized student organization. University Departments may pay utilizing the interdepartmental transfer process.

Payments

  • Payments by cash or credit card may be taken in person at Stone Valley Recreation Area.
  • Payments by credit card can be made online at the Penn State Campus Recreation online portal.
  • All payments must be made according to the terms of your rental contract.

Cancellations

  • All cancellations are subject to the terms found in your rental contract.
Lodge Rules & Guidelines

More information coming soon.

Civil Engineering Lodge

The Civil Engineering Lodge provides accommodations for a wide variety of group events including conferences, workshops, retreats, wedding receptions, family reunions and group picnics. The lodge can accommodate 80 people banquet-style with tables and chairs. A spacious wrap-around porch offers a gorgeous view of the surrounding property.

Amenities:

  • Large Meeting Room with hardwood floors and stone fireplace
  • Small Meeting Room
  • Commercial Kitchen (only for use by certified Caterers)
  • Inside and Outside Restrooms
  • Small Covered Pavilion
  • Fire Circle
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • A/V Equipment available upon request

Overnight accommodations at the lodge are only available from April 1 through October 31. Use of the cabins is not included with the lodge rental. 12 cabins are available for rental, each including accommodations for six guests. Please note these cabins are sleeping cabins only. They do not contain heat, electricity or any other furnishings.

Costs:

CE Lodge

Base Rate

Additional Hour

Special Event Rate*

Additional Hour*

Students

$400
(up to 4 hrs.)

$50 per hour

$800
(up to 4 hrs.)

$100 per hour

Departments

$520
(up to 4 hrs.)

$100 per hour

$1,040
(up to 4 hrs.)

$200 per hour

Campus Rec Member

$550
(up to 4 hrs.)

$105 per hour

$1,100
(up to 4 hrs.)

$210 per hour

Campus Rec
Non-Member

$575
(up to 4 hrs.)

$110 per hour

$1,150
(up to 4 hrs.)

$220 per hour

*Special Event Rates apply for any group of 50 or more

CE Cabins

Nightly Rate per Cabin

Special Events Rate per Cabin*

Students

$60

$120

Departments

$60

$120

Campus Rec Member

$120

$240

Campus Rec Non-Member

$120

$240

Staffing charges apply for all Lodge rentals and range from $10/hr. to $30/hr. dependent on the times of the rental.

What to Bring:

  • Flashlights
  • Bedding
  • Cookware (Cooking is only allowed outside using a camp stove or over the fire)
Pavilion Rules & Guidelines

More information coming soon.

Mineral Industries Pavilion

The Mineral Industries Pavilion is available for rental from April through October and provides covered seating for groups as large as 80. Additional seating is available in the surrounding picnic area. The Pavilion is only available by reservation.

Amenities:

  • Electricity
  • Grill
  • Fire Circle

Nearby:

  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Restroom Facilities

Costs:

MI Pavilion

Base Rate

Additional Hour

Students

$60 (up to 4 hrs.)

$10 per hour

Departments

$95 (up to 4 hrs.)

$15 per hour

Campus Rec Member

$105 (up to 4 hrs.)

$20 per hour

Campus Rec Non-Member

$115 (up to 4 hrs.)

$25 per hour

Additional fee applies for groups exceeding the pavilion occupancy

Boathouse Pavilion

The Boathouse Pavilion is available for rentals occurring from April through October. This small pavilion provides seating for approximately 18 people. Larger groups should reserve the Mineral Industries Pavilion. This pavilion is attached to the boat rental shed and offers quick access to the lake.

Amenities:

  • Electricity

Nearby:

  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Restroom Facilities

Costs:

Boathouse Pavilion

Base Rate

Additional Hour

Students

$30 (up to 4 hrs.)

$5 per hour

Departments

$50 (up to 4 hrs.)

$10 per hour

Campus Rec Member

$55 (up to 4 hrs.)

$15 per hour

Campus Rec Non-Member

$60 (up to 4 hrs.)

$15 per hour

Penn State Campus Recreation Online Portal

Creating a Profile

If you are planning on paying online, you will need to create a profile prior to making your reservation. If you are a Penn State student, faculty, staff member, or retiree with a Penn State Access Account you can skip this step and go straight to Paying your Invoice.

  • Go to https://pennstatecampusrec.org and click the “Sign Up” link in the top right corner
  • Fill out the form and click “Register”
  • The system will send you an email to confirm your registration and activate your account
    • Click the link to activate your account
    • You should see a screen that says something to the effect of “Congratulations your account is now active”
  • If you receive an error that says “Please Correct Following: [your email address] already has an account” please email recmembership@psu.edu to have online access tied to your existing account

Paying your Invoice

  • Go to https://pennstatecampusrec.org and click the “Log In” link in the top right corner
  • Log in using your username and password (if you are using a Penn State Access Account click the blue bar to enter your log in information)
  • Click on your username/photo in the top right corner
  • Select “Profile”
  • Select “Invoices” on the menu on the left side of the screen
  • Select “Unpaid” to sort your invoices if needed
  • Push the “Pay” button on the invoice you with to apply a payment to
  • This will bring up a screen similar to most online shopping carts payment screen
  • Fill in the appropriate information and press “Continue”
  • Be sure to click through the full process until you receive a payment confirmation
  • You should receive an email indicating that your invoice was paid, and it will also show as paid back on the Invoices screen