Wildcat Bluff

About This Preserve
  • 7 Acres
  • Region: Susquehanna Riverlands


The house at Wildcat Bluff was previously used as an AirBnB, but is currently being rented. There are no trails or public access from this property.

Ecology and Management

Wildcat Bluff is managed for its passive recreation being of highest and best use. A variety of native wildflowers and shrubs planted around this special preserve provides for an abundance of wildlife. Invasive kudzu and stands of tree of heaven, host tree of the invasive spotted lanternfly, are under management.  Bald eagles, osprey, and other migratory birds can be observed overlooking the Susquehanna River as frequent visitors in York County.


Wildcat Run is a direct tributary to the Susquehanna River.

Hunting Information

No hunting.

Report Hunting Violations: PA Game Commission at 1-888-742-8001 or 610-926-3136

Acquisition History

This land was acquired in 2016 with a donation from Anne Schwartz Hoehn.

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

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 – 11.3 miles away

UPMC Pinnacle Memorial
325 S. Belmont Street, York PA 17403

Additional Resources

Hellam Fire Company Station 21

Hellam Township Police

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