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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!

Upcoming Events

8/4/2018 - 1/15/2019
Call to Artists

12/11/2018 - 1/26/2019
Photography Contest Display

Art In The Wild Workshop

Natural Ornaments

2019 Summer Day Camps at Wildwood Park

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What's Happening at Wildwood Park?

Natural Ornaments Dec. 9 and 16
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Photography Contest Display Dec. 11- Jan. 26
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Art In The Wild 2019
Wildwood Lake's Outdoor Art Exhibit
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Application for 2019 »
2019 Map of Sites »

Gift Ideas from Friends of Wildwood
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Black Friday 10% off Gift Shop Sale

Why is the lake so shallow? Details »
Wildwood Lake Summary Sheet »
Feasibility Study »

Trail & Bird Sighting Info

All trails are open.

December 3
Along the Tow Path trail, look for Rusty Blackbirds and Golden-crowned Kinglets. Buffleheads have been seen on the lake near the Middle Parking Lot. A Cooper's Hawk was sighted behind the Nature Center.

November 27
A Pine Siskin was spotted at the bird feeders. A Belted Kingfisher has been fishing in the south end of the lake. Common waterfowl to look for: Mallards, Gadwalls, Northern Shovelers, American Black Ducks, and Green-winged Teals.

November 20
Cedar Waxwings are feeding steadily on the bright red winterberries around the nature center.  A Cooper's Hawk has been frequenting the bird feeder.  An Eastern Towhee was sighted near the South Lot.  

November 13
In the lake, look for American Black Duck, Gadwall, Wood Duck and Green-winged Teal.  A Red-tailed Hawk has been hanging around the North Boardwalk.

November 9
An Evening Grosbeak was sighted at the bird feeder.

October 31
Rusty Blackbirds were seen down the Tow Path Trail. A Belted Kingfisher was perched on the Morning Glory. Birds at the mudflats at the south end: Pectoral Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Green-winged Teal, American Black Duck, Mallard.