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Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area


ADVISORY: Please note that the interior part of the tour road is closed from dusk to dawn each day.

Special Archery Hunting Opportunity At Middle Creek Set For This Fall
Waterfowl Migration Update
Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities at Middle Creek
Goose Blind Application
Middle Creek Waterfowl Blind Locations (PDF)
Middle Creek History        
Middle Creek Initiative
Middle Creek Signs

Visitors Center Hours of Operations and Closing

The Visitors Center is closed Mondays and from Thanksgiving through January 31. Its hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. The facility is handicapped accessible and has public restrooms and ample parking. Vending machines with drinks and snacks also are found in the Visitors Center.

There is always someone on duty at the Visitors Center to answer your questions about Middle Creek and to help with medical emergencies. Usually located behind the counter, this individual also will receive information about individuals who are breaking the law at Middle Creek. To report lawbreakers immediately, call the Visitors Center directly at 717-733-1512. If the Visitors Center is closed or the line is busy, report lawbreakers to the Southeast Region Office at 610-926-3136 or 610-926-3137.

Maps and Trails

Self-Guided Driving Tour (PDF)  Audio Tour (mp3)
Middle Creek Conservation Trail (PDF)
Middle Creek Hiking Trails Map (PDF)
Middle Creek Management Area Map (PDF)

Programs & Activities

Self-directed Curriculum for Educators (K-12)

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area holds an annual Wildlife Art Show every August and celebrates National Hunting and Fishing day in September.

33rd Annual Art Show at Middle Creek’s Visitors Center:
August 3rd: 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.
August 4th: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.
August 5th: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

First annual Wild Goose Chase 5k/10k Run sponsored by Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania
September 22nd: Registration opens at 8 A.M., Race starts at 9:30 A.M.
Apply online:
Wild Goose Chase 5k/10k mail in application (PDF)
Wild Goose Chase 5k/10k flyer (PDF)

National Hunting and Fishing Day
September 23rd: 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.
National Hunting and Fishing Day Poster (PDF)

Middle Creek is owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and paid for primarily with hunting license dollars.

Wildflower Checklist (PDF)
Bird Checklist (PDF)

Middle Creek Directions

Pennsylvania Game Commission
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
P.O. Box 110
Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039
phone (717) 733-1512
View on Map

From Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit 286: Take Route 272 North for three miles, and at the traffic light, turn left on Route 897. Follow Route 897 North for about 14 miles into the village of Kleinfeltersville. In Kleinfeltersville make the first left after the stop sign (Hopeland Road). The Visitors Center will be on the right about 2 miles down Hopeland Road.

From Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit 266: Take Route 72 North (about 4-5 Miles to Route 419 North. Follow Route 419 North for approximately 7 miles to Route 897 in Shaefferstown. follow Route 897 South for about 2 miles to Kleinfeltersville. Turn right a Hopeland Road in Kleinfeltersville. The Visitors Center will be on the right about 2 miles down Hopeland Road.

For GPS navigation, the street address for the Middle Creek Visitors Center is: 100 Museum Road, Stevens PA 17578.