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Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

CLOSED - Middle Creek Visitors Center

The Middle Creek Visitors Center has been closed in response to COVID-19. Managers continue to reassess the situation. This closure applies to the Visitors Center only; public access areas and trails remain open for public use and recreation. Out of an abundance of caution, the highly popular Middle Creek Wildlife Art Show scheduled for August and the National Hunting and Fishing Day event scheduled in September of 2020 have been cancelled. Questions can be directed to Middle Creek at 717-733-1512.

NOTE:  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.

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.

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)

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)

2020 Art Show at Middle Creek’s Visitors Center:
Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
The 2021 Art Show is still planning on being held.

2020 National Hunting and Fishing Day
Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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.