Fishing Creek is a 167 acre nature preserve comprised of mature forested areas and the Fishing Creek stream corridor, which begins in Providence Twp. The northern section of the preserve is surrounded by farmland, which has led to a decline in the overall health of the stream. Nonetheless, Fishing Creek is still designated by the state DEP as a high quality (HQ) cold water fishery with one of the only natural wild trout populations left in Lancaster County. Trails run through various sections of the preserve. There is also a township dirt road (Fishing Creek Rd) that follows the stream through the property and is a wonderful location for a nature walk. There is a geocache hidden on the property.
Directions to Fishing Creek Nature Preserve
Fishing Creek Nature Preserve is located in Drumore Township.
Take PA Route 272 South (the Willow Street Pike) out of Lancaster City and Willow Street. Continue south. About three miles beyond the intersection of 372 bear right off of 272 and on to Chestnut Level Road. When you come to River Road turn left then take the next right on to Slate Hill Road. Take the immediate right on to Fishing Creek Hollow Rd. Turn right onto Furniss Rd and then take the first left onto Fishing Creek Rd (a dirt road). Travel less than ¼ mile to a dirt pull off area on the right.