Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Landingville Marsh Area Landingville, PA

The Landingville Marsh Area - Landingville, PA

A view of the Marsh Area from the Bartram Trail parking lot in Landingville, PA

Just past the marsh area in Landingville. This is near the entrance to the falls of the Auburn Dam. The Bartram Trail currently ends at the concrete barrier seen in this picture.
The Landingville Marsh Area is a great place for outdoor recreation. Some activities include fishing, walking, and bird watching. The marsh isn't fished much, but you can catch sunfish, bass, and pickerel there. The Bartram Trail runs along the one side of the marsh and allows you to connect to a trail that goes around the marsh and comes back out to the road. When you get near the road you will be alongside the Schuylkill River.

Signs posted along the marsh state the marsh area is home to 211 species of birds with 77 confirmed to be nesting in the area. The marsh is also very close to the Auburn / Landingville Dam which is heavily used for boating and fishing. The Dam is home to a large number of fish which include catfish, large mouth bass. small mouth bass, carp, perch, suckers, musky, pickerel, walleye, and pike. In the past few years some reports show trout in the dam. This is probably due to trout being stocked north of the dam in the Schuylkill River near Pottsville.

I will be taking more photos of the Marsh in the future and will upload them here.

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