Ecology and Management
Alexander King is managed for its habitat being of highest and best use. A loop-trail is no longer being maintained.
Alexander King consists of a hill raised above outcrops of green serpentine rock, evidenced by a variety of common and unusual plant species. Green briar, fox grapes, witch hazel and wild yamroot dominate the understory. Trees and shrubs include red and white oaks, hickories, maples, tulip poplar, hemlock, white pine, black birch, laurels, and bladdernut with its inflated seed pods. Great or star chickweed,, liverleaf, trailing arbutus, and columbine are several of the most spectacular of the dozens of wildflowers which may be found here in season.
The Preserve overlooks the West Branch of the Octoraro Creek, a tributary that empties into the Susquehanna River just beneath the Conowingo Dam from which point flows undammed the entire length to the Chesapeake Bay.
Alexander King is open to Mixed-Use Hunting. Respect property boundaries and safety zones. All Pennsylvania Game Commission Rules and Regulations apply. See ‘Where to Hunt’ for more details.
Report Hunting Violations: PA Game Commission at 1-888-742-8001 or 610-926-3136
John S. Alexander donated the land for this preserve to the Conservancy in 1984.
Shoulder parking. Preserve sign.