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Nature Center Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

Park Hours: dawn-dusk

All outdoor restrooms currently open.

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Recent Trail & Bird Sightings

September 20

TOWPATH TRAIL TO BE CLOSED Tuesday, September 21, 7am – 4pm for European Hornet treatments.

Tall Timbers Trail is currently closed due to a Yellow-jacket Nest.

September 17

CAUTION: Two European Hornet nests have been found along the Towpath Trail. They are clearly marked. We advise avoiding the nests until proper treatments can be applied.

September 16

Baby Snapping Turtles are beginning to emerge from their nests. Get to the Park early and you might get to witness it!

September 1

Tropical Storm Ida brought some of the highest water levels on record to Wildwood. The lake level rose 8 feet or more and Wildwood provided much needed flood protection for the City of Harrisburg. More than 7 million cubic feet of water was stored and diverted away from the city.

All trails are open with the exception of the North Boardwalk and a section of the Delta Boardwalk.
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OUT: Please note that the Delta Boardwalk bridge on the eastern side of the boardwalk washed out. There are plans to replace this bridge by mid-2022 as well as the bridge out on the North Boardwalk.

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Wildwood News

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Posted September 8, 2021

Save The Boardwalk

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Posted September 8, 2021

Office Space for Rent

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Posted September 1, 2021

A Word From Wildwood – 2021

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Upcoming Events

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Leave No Trace teaches us how responsible actions can help protect the outdoors. Join a Naturalist at Detweiler Park for a fun, interactive session to learn about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and how to apply them during time spent outdoors! We will go for a short hike, stopping frequently for activities. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring water. Program fee includes take home items for each child. Ages 10-14, one chaperone per child. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.