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-Logging to begin at Mack between General Strickler Road and Forge Hill road.


If in doubt a good rule of thumb is if you are leaving heavy tracks please turn back. 


Governor Dick

click here for new map 

updated 2014-09-27


 Swatara State Park

Trails are good!

 Hunting season Oct 4 - Nov 15

updated 2014-11-01


Camp Mack

updated 2014-09-29

CLICK HERE FOR CLOSURE/RESTRICTED DATES

CAMP RULES click here for info

Please check the map on the Camp Mack Section for open/closed trails.

Red= CAMP CLOSED

Orange= Hunting

Yellow=Scout Activities 

If in doubt a good rule of thumb is if you are leaving heavy tracks please turn back. 


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Governor Dick /Mt. Gretna Trail Alert - Please read PDF Print E-mail
Written by Desiree Oliveri-McElheny   
Tuesday, 06 October 2009 19:16

 

 UPDATE: The new trail rules went into effect 1-1-10! Please check out the new map here (click here).

 

The proposals we had submitted to the Board at the park have been rejected. We are still trying to gain back trail 4.

Affected trails:
Trail 1 – Gravel Road to tower
Trail 2 – From Pinch Parking Area to Trail 1
Trail 4 – From Trail 1 to Trail 15
Trail 12 – Old Horseshoe Trail (downhill from Trail 9 (road) to Trail 5, 13
Trail 13 – From old 72 to Trail 5 (bikes, horses must use old 72)
Trail 14
Please note: Even though the sign reads “THE 2007 GOVERNOR DICK TRAIL SUPPORT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION…”, that the committee that was involved was forced into agreeing to the closures only on threat of losing all trail access to biking.

The signs read as follows:
THIS TRAIL IS
FOOT TRAVEL ONLY

THE 2007 GOVERNOR DICK TRAIL SUPPORT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION AND SUBSEQUENTLY APPROVED BY BOTH PARK TRUSTEES: THE LEBANON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE CLARENCE SCHOCK FOUNDATION HAS DESIGNATED THIS TRAIL AS FOOT TRAVEL ONLY.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2010
PROTECTED BY LEBANON COUNTY ORDINANCE # 32
AND 18 PA CS §3503

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION



Desiree & Matt McElheny
Trail Support Committee at Governor Dick


 

Foot travel only trails to be posted in November '09:

Hello all, the Board of Trustees at Governor Dick will be enforcing the decision made over two years ago to post certain trails at Governor Dick in Mount Gretna, PA. as "Foot Travel Only". Currently, the trails involved are: 1,12, section of 13, 14, and possibly 4. As it stands, this will involve 3.15 miles(21%) of trails.

It is absolutely imperative that these postings be honored. There is a real chance all trails could become Foot Travel Only if not. Currently, the Trail Support Committee has several trail proposals being considered which will be very beneficial to the trail system at GD if we get approval.

We will keep folks up to date as to when the posting does occur. As advocates of a multi-use trail system we do not agree with this decision but we do have to honor it. In the near future we will have a map available. I can also guarantee you that the defacto park ranger will be looking for folks to ticket and also has the right to take your bike. Please don't get yourself in this situation.

Do trust that the Governor Dick Trail Support Committee is doing everything we can to make our park a great place to ride. As always, the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association will continue to maintain the multi-use trails at Governor Dick.

Last, we would appreciate if this message gets passed along to anyone who rides GD.

Thank you,

Desiree & Matt McElheny
Trail Support Committee at Governor Dick

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 January 2010 11:56 )
 
12-27-09 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian   
Sunday, 27 December 2009 09:30

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! SEE YOU IN 2010!

Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 December 2009 09:32 )
 
10-31-09 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian   
Saturday, 31 October 2009 09:29
The workday scheduled for this Sunday, November 1st is canceled.

Last week  Jim Wenning, Jarad Wenning, Chris Shelly, Andrea Strubhar, Chris Daily and Mike Deno came out and helped with new trail. So, I just what  to pass on a big thanks to them.  Brian Arnold, SAMBA President
Last Updated ( Saturday, 31 October 2009 09:39 )
 
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SWATARA STATE PARK UPDATE (9-19-09)


NEW TRAIL CONSTRUCTION: We’re getting to the end of the construction of the new trail at Swatara Park. I would like to thank last Sunday’s crew – Brian Despot, Nicole Sheetz, Matt McElheny, Desiree McElheny, Terry Resanovich, and Andrea Strubhar for all of their help and support.

Note: The image at the right  illustrates loop 6’s construction progress:

          Green = trail to be built

          Green w/orange highlight = finished trail

 

UPCOMING TRAIL BUILD DATES

WHEN:  October  25 (Sunday)

                                      November 1 and 8 (Sundays)

TIME:  9 am till noon.

PLACE: Swatara State Park trail head at the end of State Park Lane

WHAT TO BRING: water and I recommend long pants, sturdy boots, and work gloves.

TOOLS: As always I will bring the SAMBA’s tool stash to get the job done!     

                        If possible let me know if you can make it to the workday. Thanks!


Kiosk: A big thanks goes out to Darryl Bush and Mike Carnegie for staining the kiosk parts. Next is the assembly and then installation. If you would like to help with the assembly Darryl and Mike will be working on it Wednesday (9-21-09). Let me now if you are interested and I will send you the details.      


                Brian Arnold,  SAMBA President

 
Ride Cancelled PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Thursday, 15 October 2009 12:23

Per the RCST Blog:

FALL FLAME RIDE 2009 CANCELLED

Thanks to mom nature, the Fall Flame Ride on the Rattling Creek Trails this Sunday, October 18 is CANCELLED. See you all next year.
Cry
Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 October 2009 12:24 )
 
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