Fishing Bird Watching Hiking or Walking Bear Creek Environmental Area & Dr. James S. Shadle Nature Center

Operating Hours/Cost
Trails are open during daylight hours except during special events such as the Schuylkill County Fair. The Dr. James S. Shadle Nature Center is open by reservation only.

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of PA, the Dr. James S. Shadle Nature Center and the Bear Creek Environmental Area help people to connect with their natural heritage and renew their spirits.

Walking paths and fishing opportunities lead visitors into encounters with nature.

Contact Information
Rt. 895
Summit Station, PA 17979

phone: (570) 622-4124

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Located within the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds on Rt. 895, a two minute drive east of Summit Station and Rt. 183. Park during off-hours in the split rail fence parking lot located just east of the horse ring.


Regional Location

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