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Bear Hole Trail Drive-Thru

Come explore Bear Hole Trail by car! The Drive-Thru begins at Swopes Valley Trailhead (40.522343,-76.469334) and goes 5 miles through the center of park, letting out at the Appalachian Trail Bridge near Lickdale. There are 4 designated parking areas at the fossil pit, Daubert School, charcoal pit, and near Bordner Cabin so you can get out and explore. The speed limit is 10mph and all traffic is one way. Last entrance is at 2:30pm.

All programs are subject to change due to weather or staffing shortages. Please check the DCNR Calendar of events or Facebook page for cancellations or changes to programs. If you have concerns or require special accommodations, please reach out to us at least 72 hours prior to the event at 717-865-6470 or email us at qheist@pa.gov.

Saturday, September 23 at 9:00am to 3:00pm

Swatara State Park
1450 Suedburg Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963, USA


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Self-guided Activity


South, East



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Self-guided drive begins at Swopes Valley Trailhead and lets out at Waterville Bridge, approx. 5 miles. Last entrance at 2:30pm.

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