Upper Schuylkill Valley Park
The Schuylkill East Trail between Lock 60 and Upper Schuylkill Valley Park is closed until further notice. Recent flooding caused damage that needs to be repaired.
Spotted lanternfly control activities:
Upper Schuylkill Valley Park has been selected for Spotted Lanternfly control activities in partnership with the Montgomery County Conservation District, in an effort to combat this destructive invasive pest. Ailanthus altissima, invasive "Tree-of-Heaven," is the preferred host of the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF). A qualified licensed contractor will be killing the invasive Tree-of-Heaven throughout the selected parks and treating select trees with systemic insecticide, through establishment of "trap trees," to kill the Spotted Lanternfly which feed on these trees. This work presents no harm to humans, animals or the environment and work is being carried out in accordance with PA state protocols and standards.
For general information about the Spotted Lanternfly, visit Penn State Extension's website: https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly
About the Park
The Schuylkill River in Upper Providence Township forms a natural backdrop to this educational display of wild animals and raptors indigenous to Pennsylvania. In one visit to the park’s Wildlife Center you can see foxes, wolves, rabbits, a bald eagle, a bobcat, a variety of owls, hawks, turkeys and an assortment of farm animals. A seasonal butterfly garden and turtle pond will delight all ages, while a permanent exhibit entitled The Schuylkill Wilds features creatures found in and around the Schuylkill River. Turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, a possom and a mink are on view throughout this indoor space.
Picnicking and fishing are popular along the river, and a carry-in boat ramp allows easy access for non-motorized boats. An accessible fishing pier allows everyone to enjoy this lovely location.Fun events for the family, especially young children, happen throughout the year. Group tours and field trips are welcomed, but prior arrangements are needed. Call the office to schedule your group trip. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Because outside animals are disturbing to our wildlife, please leave your pet at home when you visit the park. Service animals are, of course, welcome.
Activities & Opportunities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Here Kitty, Kitty! Come and meet the park's resident beauty, Margeaux the bobcat. Click here to reserve your spot for November 6, 2020 at 10am.