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This Advisory Page is intended to make boaters navigating the Swatara Creek through Swatara State Park aware of known obstacles.  The number of obstacles and their locations can change on an hourly basis.  Information provided herein does not relieve boaters of their responsibility to carefully scout the creek ahead and constantly check for changing conditions. 

As of June 9, 2018, there is one known obstacle restricting navigation on the Swatara Creek from the east end of the park to the Lickdale launch.  The tree is all the way across the creek.  Looking downstream, the left bank is the most favorable for  portage.  Depending on the water level, it may be  possible to pass under the trunk of the tree near the right bank.  The GPS coordinates are 40 30 10  N  76 31 30 W. 


Friends Group Members working as DCNR Conservation Volunteers do their best to remove fallen trees as time and conditions permit.  If you want to assist with this task, or are aware of a fallen tree obstructing navigation, email .