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 dave@swatara.org .

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. 

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As of May 12, 2020, there is only one known site where navigation on the Swatara Creek's is totally obstructed.  Three fallen trees are blocking both channels around the island approximately 7 tenths of a mile downstream from the Iron Bridge/Iron Bridge Road south of the Swatara Gap.  


On May 25, 2020, we received a report of a hazardous tree down on the creek about 1/2 mile downstream of the Swopes Valley Boat Launch.  It is reported to be in an area of fast water/strong current.  We have not had an opportunity to visit the site yet, please exercise due caution.