Trail Conditions

Alerts 

-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! Tree has been removed on Trail C.

 Hunting season Oct 4 - Nov 15

updated 2014-10-27


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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Tuesday Night Ride Cancelled PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Monday, 10 December 2012 09:00
This Tuesday's Night Ride (12/11) at Swatara Park is cancelled due to the wet conditions.
 
Trail Work Day Sun Nov 18 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian   
Thursday, 15 November 2012 21:16
From rcst1.blogspot.com/
I know I mentioned an upcoming trail work day in my last post, and it looks like there is some interest in trying to put a last minute one together for this Sunday Nov 18.
The main focus is to install the new bridge treads on the large bridge on Rattling Creek Trail. The treads are already pre cut, we will need help getting the new treads down to the bridge, tearing the old treads off, installing the new ones, and getting the old ones back up to the road. It also sounds like most of the downed trees are on Doc Smith, so we would like to get that trail cleared up. It won't take too many people to get this all done in a short period of time, the goal would be to meet around 8AM and be done by Noon. A few people for the deck project, and maybe 2 small crews for log cutting. Bring your bike to ride afterwards.
If we get lots of people coming to help, there are also a few spots that could really use some brush cutting, we could send a group with at least 1 brush cutter and maybe 2.
If you would like to help, please let us know in the comment section below.
Thanks!!!!
Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 November 2012 21:21 )
 
SAMBA Update - November 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Friday, 09 November 2012 21:39

 

Hello SAMBA

Here is a quick Sandy update and anouncement:

hurricane Sandy

From the report I got Swatara was the only park hit hard by hurricane Sandy.  We set out with a small chainsaw crew last weekend to investigate the damage and were surprised to find so much down.  There were about 100 trees down which took an accumulated total of 41 hours to clean up. Once we got into it we just pushed through it. However, if we would have known what we were walking into we would have called out for more help.  So,  I would like to thank Joe Ketrick, Nick Resanovich, Terry Resanovich, Jeff Strubhar,  & Andrea Strubhar for their assistance in clearing the trails. There were also people, that I did not get their names, that helped out by reporting damage, aided with handsaw, and helped move trees. Thanks again to everyone!

 

TUESDAY NIGHT RIDES AT SWATARA STATE PARK RETURN

First evening of the night rides is Tuesday November 13, 2012. This is the only day that night riding is legal in the park so if you want to ride please be there and ready to ride at 6:30 pm.  This is a group ride and no one is permitted to ride alone. So, remember you bikes, lights, helmet and smiles because they are all required. All riders should be out of the park by 9pm.

See you on the trails!

Brian Arnold, SAMBA President

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 November 2012 17:24 )
 
Weiser State Forest Open House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andrea   
Monday, 29 October 2012 15:56

 SAMBA expoed at the Weiser State Forest Open House on October 21. We had a chance to talk to other user groups as well as the forester. It was a positive event and even got a ride in afterwards.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 November 2012 15:30 )
 
FRIENDS OF WEISER OPEN HOUSE OCT 21 / RATTLING CREEK TRAILS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian   
Thursday, 11 October 2012 19:33
There will be an open house on Oct 21 hosted by the Friends of Weiser. They are a multi use group supporting hikers, bikers, hunters, horses, and hang gliders in the Weiser Forest, home of the IMBA Epic Rattling Creek Trails. They have done some great work in the past and have some new projects lined up. SAMBA will be in attendance with a booth too, as well as other user groups. The open house will take place from 11AM-2PM in the main parking lot of Haldeman Tract on White Oak Road by the Forestry Office (and by Camp Muckleratz). 2834 White Oak Road, Halifax, PA 17032

They will be offering a Chicken Barbecue as a fundraiser, please preregister at: http://www.bikereg.com/17547 There may be a few extra dinners available day of, but purchasing them in advance will guarantee you get one and help with the planning. The Bike Reg deadline for ordering is Monday Oct 15 at 5PM, so please order now!! We want to show how much the MTB community appreciates these trails and the hard work that is done to keep Weiser such an awesome place to ride. If you preregister for a meal and don't make it, we will donate them to the Bethesda Mission. If you can't make the event but want to make a donation anyhow, you can enter that amount and do it. Please consider becoming a member of the Friends group, they will keep you abreast of their happenings, work days, etc in Weiser.

So, sign up, come out and ride your bikes in the AM, and finish at the Open House to eat and socialize.

Here is the link to the Friends group: friendsofweiser.org
 
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