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Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

 

ADVISORY: The Middle Creek Tour Road and Chapel Road are closed until March 1st to all traffic including foot and bicycle traffic. The Visitors Center will close for the season on November 27th and re-open on February 1st.

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 Signs
Winter Duck Banding at Middle Creek is part of an international effort (blog post)

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.

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 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.

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.
National Hunting and Fishing Day Poster (PDF)
National Hunting and Fishing Day Brochure (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)

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
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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.