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Center Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm | Trail's Hours: Daily dawn-dusk | Closed Holidays »

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Central Pennsylvania, Wildwood Park is conveniently located on the edge of Harrisburg, PA.

There are endless opportunities for fun and adventure at Wildwood Park. Explore the Nature Center, walk the trails and boardwalks, ride your bike, pack a picnic lunch, watch the birds, check out the flowers and much more! There is fresh air and good times around every bend. Come and enjoy…it's fun and it's free!

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Why is the lake so shallow?
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info

July 22
Exposed mud flats in the south lobe of Wildwood Lake are starting to pull in migrating shorebirds including Solitary Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs.  Other recent sightings include Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Mute Swan and Willow Flycatcher.

July 19
A Pileated Woodpecker has been frequenting Tall Timbers Trail area.

July 15
Three Snowy Egrets were observed in the south lobe of the lake. Eight Least Sandpipers were in the nearby mudflats.

July 10
Little Blue Herons were spotted on the east side of the lake today.

July 5
Nature Center feeders are filled with seed again. Come inside and observe the variety of species at our feeders!

Look for Cedar Waxwings feeding on insects from treetops, a Belted Kingfisher fishing for food, and listen for Eastern Wood-Pewees singing while walking around the park.

July 1
Black-crowned Night Herons have been seen in the canal along the Towpath Trail. Osprey have been frequenting the lake in search of food. Jewelweed, also known as Touch-me-not, is blooming throughout the park.