Indian Steps Nature Preserve

About This Preserve
  • 32 Acres
  • Region: Susquehanna Riverlands
  • Coordinates: 39.87029, -76.38267

Ecology and Management

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

Steep forested slopes serving as riparian buffer for the Susquehanna River from hilltop agricultural production. Cabins along Indian Steps Road are private property.


Indian Steps overlooks the Susquehanna River.

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 Indian Steps Nature Preserve were donated by Talen Energy.



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 – 21.8 miles away
WellSpan York Hospital

1001 S. George Street, York PA 17403

Additional Resources

Airville Volunteer Fire Company

PA State Police