As of September 1st , there is only one known obstacle restricting navigation on the Swatara Creek from the east end of the park to the Lickdale launch.  There is a narrowing of the channel due to a fallen tree that can be seen from the Swopes Valley Boat Launch.   


            Location:  40.52656   -76.43668 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 .

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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.