Trail Conditions


-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 2014-08-27

 Swatara State Park


Trails are in good condition.

updated 2014-09-16

Camp Mack

updated 2014-07-06


CAMP RULES click here for info

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


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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UPDATE!! Our planned protest is confirmed for Tuesday, June 9th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. See below for details.
Questions? Call 717-821-9921

We are having a peaceful protest at the steps of the Capital Building at the intersection of North 3rd Street and State Street in Harrisburg, PA on Tuesday, June 9th at 9:00am. If interested please come out and join us or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Written by Brian   
Friday, 05 June 2009 18:00


            Please read the IMBA take action report below. DCNR is calling for park closure including Swatara State Park to make up for a gap in their budget. We need your help! There is a simple form on IMBA’s site that will make it easy to have your voice heard. Click here to link to the form.


Please take the time to make your voice heard!




Brian Arnold

SAMBA President


Take Action to Protect Pennsylvania’s Parks and Forests

IMBA’s Mid-Atlantic office urges mountain bikers to help protect vital natural resources, including singletrack, by asking the Pennsylvania legislature to reconsider drastic budget cuts. The proposed cuts would negatively impact 117 parks and 2.1 million acres of forests managed by the state.

Take Action by speaking in favor of strong funding for Pennsylvania’s treasured parks and forests.  

IMBA’s online form allows you to easily contact your state legislator and let him or her know that you support an equitable review off all state programs, and that state parks and forests are critical to the economic well being of the state and the health of its citizens. 

Additional Information

The Senate’s current budget plan (Senate Bill 850, now in the House as Bill 1416) reduces the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) budget by about $19 million more than Governor Rendell’s current proposal. This could force DCNR to close between 35 and 50 state parks, and close more than 1,000 miles of State Forestry roads. Prime mountain bike trails in state parks such as Blue Knob, Laurel Summit, and RB Winter would be affected. 

The list of closures centers disproportionately on the central region of the state, where the state parks are vital to tourism and local businesses. For example, every park that the Wilderness 101 ultra endurance race passes through would be closed. The State Forest system itself would need to close 20 percent of their forest road inventory to meet the proposed budget. 
Read the DCNR press release.
While IMBA appreciates that in these tough economic times we all need to tighten our belts, the Senate’s plan cuts a disproportionate amount from the DCNR budget. The proposal cuts the state park budget by 14 percent and the state forest budget by 30.5percent (a 17-percent reduction to DCNR overall). 

State parks and state forests have already taken strong cost-cutting measures to accommodate the economic downturn: reduced maintenance, limited purchasing and reductions in travel and training. The next step, should the Senate bill pass the House, would be closure and reduction in programs. DCNR is already facing a loss of their trust to the tune of $174 million, a fund created by resource extraction fees and leases.


Last Updated ( Friday, 05 June 2009 18:24 )
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Written by Brian   
Friday, 06 February 2009 21:22
Logging begins today, February 6, at Governor Dick and will last 6 to 8 weeks. The area affected is from the monument rock parking lot to the environmental center.
Last Updated ( Friday, 06 February 2009 21:32 )
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Written by Brian   
Thursday, 29 January 2009 20:17
I just found out that my contact email was incorrect, so if you have attempted to contact me in the past and got no response that is the reason. Sorry for any inconvenience.  -Brian Arnold SAMBA President


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Written by Brian   
Saturday, 03 January 2009 19:00


Sunday morning Andrea and I went out to Swatara for a ride and to see how the trails looked after all the bad weather. We found the trails in great shape with a lot of new trees down. So, we left some for fun (to hop), cut problem ones out, and a few we need to return with a chainsaw to remove.   






1-11-09 UPDATE: Thanks to the help of Mike and Andrea we got the rest of the problem logs off the trail. Don't worry; we did leave a few new ones in to prove more fun and challenge.    Brian  
Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 January 2009 20:33 )
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