Swatara State Park


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Swatara State Park


Location:14 miles north of Lebanon off I-81.
Facilities:Undeveloped. Backpacking trailhead, trails.
Activities:Boating (non-powered only), fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, hunting, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Geology of the park is predominately sedimentary rocks formed in a shallow ocean during the Middle Devonian Period of the Paleozoic Era, about 375 million years ago. An Upper Mahantango Formation that contains significant marine fossil beds is exposed at a site along Old State Road and provides opportunities for fossil collectors.
Address:c/o Memorial Lake State Park
RR 1, Box 7045
Grantville, PA 17028

Phone:717-865-6470
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/swatara.aspx
Size: 3,520 acres.

See other parks in Pennsylvania.
References in periodicals archive ?
27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A long-awaited construction project that will see trails, parking areas and bridges installed at Swatara State Park in Lebanon and Schuylkill counties is now underway, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said today.
State acquisition of lands that were to become Swatara State Park began in 1971 and was completed in 1987.
Most of Swatara State Park is located along Interstate 81 between Second and Blue mountains.
Colonel Denning State Park, Cumberland County -- Wildwood Lake Sanctuary, Dauphin County -- Swatara State Park, Lebanon County -- Tuscarora State Forest/Big Spring State Park, Perry County -- Gifford Pinchot State Park, York County -- Susquehannock State Park, Lancaster County -- Little Buffalo State Park, Perry County -- Buchanan State Forest, Franklin County -- Stony Valley Rail Trail, Dauphin and Lebanon counties -- Samuel Lewis State Park, York County -- Joseph E.
5 tons of debris have been removed from illegal dumpsites in Swatara State Park, Lebanon County, as part of the state's Forest Lands Beautification Program.
As we prepare to develop Swatara State Park, it's important that we get rid of all dumpsites, so future visitors can enjoy unspoiled scenery and recreation.
The pervasive problem of illegal trash dumping in and around Weiser State Forest, Swatara State Park and other areas in the region will be addressed during a workshop of the Schuylkill County Local Advisory Team (LAT), to be held from 3 p.
Swatara State Park extends into both Schuylkill and Lebanon counties.
Diverting the Tracy discharge to the Rausch Creek Treatment Plant will take us a step closer to construction of a 775-acre lake in the Swatara State Park," DCNR Secretary John C.