Ecology and Management
Bells Run is managed for its habitat being of highest and best use.
Bells Run is a small parcel located within a small, remnant wood surrounded by farmland. The Preserve functions as a riparian buffer to slow and filter rain runoff.
Bells Run empties into the Octoraro Creek above the Octoraro Reservoir.
Bells Run 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 Centralized Dispatch Center at 1-833-PGC-HUNT (1-833-742-4868) or 1-833-PGC-WILD (1-833-742-9453)
Bells Run Nature Preserve was donated to the Conservancy by Donald and Joan Pollock in 1995.
Limited shoulder parking. Preserve sign.