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PA State Game Lands 156
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Location Lancaster Lebanon Counties
Lat, Long 40.241962, -76.336666
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Phone Number (610) 926-3136
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Description State Game Lands 156 is located in southern Lebanon County and northern Lancaster County, and consists of two separate tracts. Game Lands 156 is situated entirely in Wildlife Management Unit 5B. There are 9 maintained parking lots on SGL 156 and it is accessible primarily from PA Route 322 with two of the lots accessible from Boyd Street in Cornwall Borough and Rexmont Road. and the farthest point on SGL 156 by foot from a parking area or public road is approximately 0.7 mile. There are 15.4 miles of maintained administrative roads providing for public access to this area by foot. The gated roads and right‐of‐ways provide access for hunters and avenues for hiking, wildlife photography and bird‐watching. Seven miles of roads are currently open to handicapped hunters and snowmobilers during the allowed seasons. All other roads are closed year round to public motor vehicle traffic. There is one designated route for horseback riding ( the Horseshoe Trail) and mountain biking. The game lands is located directly adjacent to the PA Turnpike and is bisected by Route 322 west to east. It contains three reservoirs or ponds and is in the Hammer Creek drainage. Both big game and small game are hunted on SGL 156. Deer, turkey, grouse and squirrels are hunted here. There are also opportunities for muskrat and mink trapping around the Hammer Creek and along the small tributaries. Red and gray fox, and raccoons are actively trapped on the game lands. Coyote hunting is also becoming more popular in the area. The farmland portion, which includes 25 acres of cultivated fields, is stocked with ring‐necked pheasants. Approximately 3.8 miles of the Horseshoe Trail bisects the game lands east to west and is open to hiking and mountain biking. From 15 January 15th thru 31 March 31, 7 miles of trail are open to snowmobiling. Beginning at the upper parking lot adjacent to the Cornwall Lookout Tower, the trail runs westward on a Game Commission secondary road for approximately 2 miles. From this point
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Keywords Pennsylvania State Game Lands 156
Updated on 2019-02-11
Created on 2019-02-11
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