You are also welcome to join SWA on interactive sites:
Swatara QR Code. Save to your phone.
It's all about Clean Water. Post your pictures of our events, water conservation, floods, pollution.
Share your memories about the Swatara.... Our projects and areas of
interest include the
Bordner Cabin, Eagle Scout Projects, PA Conservation Corps,
Swatara State Park, Swatara River, Swatara Sojourn, Swatara
Water Trail, Tenaska, Swatara Watershed Park, and
Planning a Swatara
Updated Map |
Swatara Water Trail map and guide 7MB 10.12.2017.pdf|
Public access points about every
For comparison, when the
Harpers gauge at our
launch @ 1929 Blacks Bridge Road, Annville reads the following
Road to site #1 is almost covered, not accessible
and partly flooded;
7’ our ramp is covered to
the top gravel border;
9’ the swell puts water onto sites 1-4 & site 8;
10.56', only sites 26-35 do not flood.
National Weather Service provides forecasts for Harper's
and Hershey gauges. Check the gauge nearest your start point.
Beginners should reschedule at 2.2' deep.
if experienced, but water is rising between 3.5' & 4', or below .4'.
Kayaks may float a bit
lower. Memorial Lake is an option when the Swatara is too high or
|Use caution at dams: With groups, avoid
low-head dam in Jonestown. Uneven portage on left bank, which disappears
into tree line in high water. Hershey dam portage is also on the left. Long, but flat, mowed route. Take out at feeder stream on left before warning sign.|
|U-Tow Canoes Available
Canoe Use agreement:
CANOE USE CONTRACT.pdf
Seasonal Primitive Camping
Fishing, hiking, picnicking
Visit the Bordner Cabin in Swatara
Bordner Cabin Drive
thru Swatara State Park 9AM-3PM the 2nd Fri & Sat monthly & 4th Fri & Sat
Mar, Apr, Sep & Oct.
Most recent Newsletter:
2017 Swatara News .pub.pdf
About the Swatara Watershed
Rivers Conservation Plan
Swatara on Great Nonprofits:
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
May your life be peaceful
like a river. May you make pools out of puddles. And, when you tackle
problems, start inward, then move outward, like ripples in a pond.
We truly value our clean water. It nourishes us, sustains our homes and
businesses, cleanses us, and gives us new life through baptisms. The same water
on earth today, is the same water that was here in the beginning of time and
will provide for future generations. It's how we use and plan for that
water that will impact lives positively or negatively. As you think about
your gifts beyond this life, please consider the gift of water by gifting
annuities, trusts, life insurance, stocks, or a cash contribution to the Swatara Watershed Association, Inc., 2302
Guilford St, Lebanon PA
17046. Give the gift that will keep on giving. Thank you, and
God bless you for your thoughtful consideration.
(The Swatara Creek Watershed Association Inc. is a 501C3 nonprofit volunteer
organization serving parts of Berks, Dauphin, Lebanon, and Schuylkill counties
in south-central Pennsylvania.)