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Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

CLOSED - Middle Creek Visitors Center

The Middle Creek Visitors Center has been closed, effective immediately, in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Visitors Center will remain closed through the end of April when managers will reassess the situation. This closure applies to the Visitors Center only. During this time, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area public access areas and trails will remain open for public use and recreation. Questions regarding this closure can contact Middle Creek at 717-733-1512.  ADVISORY: The north part of the Tour Road is open from sunrise to sunset. Please note that Chapel Road is ONLY open to foot and bicycle traffic.

Waterfowl Migration Update
Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities at Middle Creek
Controlled Hunt Applications
Middle Creek Waterfowl Blind Locations (PDF)
Middle Creek History        
Middle Creek Initiative
Middle Creek Recreational Areas and Restricted Areas
Winter Duck Banding at Middle Creek is part of an international effort (blog post)

Visitors Center Hours of Operations

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Visitors Center is closed Mondays and from Thanksgiving through January 31. 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.

To report violations at Middle Creek, please call the Visitors Center during open hours at 717-733-1512. If you are reporting a violation outside of normal business hours, please call 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 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.

2020 Art Show at Middle Creek’s Visitors Center:
August 7th: 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.
August 8th: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.
August 9th: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

2020 National Hunting and Fishing Day
September 27th: 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.
2019 National Hunting and Fishing Day Brochure (PDF)

Wildflower Checklist (PDF)
Bird Checklist (PDF)

Conservation Heritage Museum Information

What is the Conservation Heritage Museum? (PDF)
Conservation Heritage Museum Paver Order Form (PDF)
Conservation Heritage Museum Object Donation Form (PDF)

Boating at Middle Creek:

Non-motorized boats can be used in the public recreation area from May 16th to September 14th. A boat launch can be accessed from “Stop 6” on the Tour Route. Call the Visitors Center for more information

Please adhere to all buoys markers and stay in designated boating areas.

Middle Creek Directions

GPS Address:
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitors Center
100 Museum Road
Stevens, PA 12578

Mailing Address:
Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
P.O. Box 110
Kleinfeltersville, PA 17039

From Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit 286: Take Route 272 North for three miles. 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 Schaefferstown. Follow Route 897 South for about 2 miles to Kleinfeltersville. Turn right on Hopeland Road in Kleinfeltersville. The Visitors Center will be on the right about 2 miles down Hopeland Road.