Fox Hollow Nature Preserve

About This Preserve
  • 64 Acres
  • Region: Susquehanna Riverlands
  • Coordinates: 39.90626, -76.32883

Ecology and Management

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

Fox Hollow showcases several springs and seeps that trickle into the Pequea Creek and eventually to the Susquehanna River. Pileated woodpeckers can be heard and commonly choose nesting sites along this.  A diversity of birds can be seen at this preserve flying high above the Pequea Creek including herons, kingfishers and bald eagles. The large boulders hug the creek bed as water rushes towards the river.

Hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis), Pennsylvania’s state tree, are located along the steep-sided slopes, with an understory of spicebush, wild hydrangea, ferns, sedges, violets, and other seasonal wildflowers.

Watershed

Fox Hollow overlooks the Pequea Creek which empties into the Susquehanna River at the village of Pequea.

Hunting Information

No hunting.

Acquisition History

This preserve was acquired as part of a nationally recognized landscape protection project known as the PPL Project. Funds for that Project were provided by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, The Conservation Fund, Lancaster County, York County, PPL, Talen Energy, and Brookfield Renewable. The tracts that form the Fox Hollow Nature Preserve were donated by Talen Energy and Brookfield Renewable.

Amenities

None.

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 visit cdc.gov/lyme

Emergency Information

In case of emergency, call 911

Nearest Hospital – 11.7 miles away
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital

555 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Additional Resources

Rawlinsville Fire Company
717-284-3023

PA State Police
717-299-7650