This is a recreation managed preserve
approximately 276.252 acres
Otter Creek offers a scenic trail that includes the Mason-Dixon Trail and also leads to the Urey Overlook in Lower Chanceford, York County. Remnants of the great American chestnut can be found on the preserve. An acidic loving plant community of oaks, hemlocks, and maples can be observed among rocky outcroppings along Otter Creek. Hike at your own risk. Urey Overlook is managed by DCNR and Otter Creek Nature Preserve is managed by the Lancaster County Conservancy. Parking is available at the DCNR Urey Overlook Parking lot.
This nature preserve is closed to hunting.
Updated hiking map coming soon!
Furnace Rd. parking area coordinates (decimal degrees): 39.887612, -76.386763 (Urey Overlook Parking Area)
Note: there are no parking areas on this preserve. Limited parking is available at Urey Overlook parking area.
Prevent Tick Borne Illness!
- Wear repellent
- Check for ticks after your visit
- Shower soon after being outdoors
- Call your doctor if you get a fever or rash
For more information: www.cdc.gov/lyme
In case of emergency, call 911
Nearest Hospital: UPMC Pinnacle Memorial – 21.2 miles away
325 S Belmont St, York, PA 17403
Airville Volunteer Fire Co, non-emergency number: (717) 862-3806
PA State Police, non-emergency number: (717) 428-1011