Wissler Run Nature Preserve

About This Preserve
  • 18 Acres
  • Region: Susquehanna Riverlands
  • Coordinates: 39.81450, -76.28303

Ecology and Management

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

Wissler Run is a landlocked parcel that serves as interior forest habitat largely impenetrable due to dense rhododendron. The forest of Wissler Run stays cool and dark even in midday summer sun due to the dense canopy of mature hemlock trees. Schist outcrops protrude from the landscape and provide habitat for large mammals.

Watershed

Wissler Run is a direct tributary of the Susquehanna River.

Hunting Information

Wissler 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 at 1-888-742-8001 or 610-926-3136

Acquisition History

The Gibson family donated this land to the Conservancy in 1994.

Amenities

Preserve sign.

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 – 20.9 miles away
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital

555 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Additional Resources

Rawlinsville Fire Company
717-284-3023

Robert Fulton Fire Company
717-548-8995

PA State Police
717-299-7650