Appel Nature Preserve

About This Preserve
  • 40 Acres
  • Region: Susquehanna Riverlands
  • Coordinates: 39.93706, -76.31793

Ecology and Management

Appel is managed for its habitat being of highest and best use.


The Preserve overlooks the Pequea Creek, a major tributary that empties into the Susquehanna River at the village of Pequea PA.

Hunting Information

No hunting

Acquisition History

This preserve was donated to the Conservancy by Andrew Hooker Appel in 2011.

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

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Spotted Lanternfly Alert!

Lancaster County is a Spotted Lanternfly quarantine area. This highly invasive insect is a serious threat to the health of our forests.

What you can do to help:

  1. Report spotted lanternfly sightings to Penn State Extension or call 1-888-4BADFLY.
  2. Stop the Spread. Look before you leave! Check gear, vehicles, and trailers.
  3. Smash them, bash them, kill them dead.
  4. Scrap and smash egg masses.

Emergency Information

In case of emergency, call 911

Nearest Hospital – 9.3 miles away
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital

555 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602

Additional Resources
Rawlinsville Fire Company

PA State Police