Sewickley Creek Wetlands

Sewickley-Creek-Wetlands-treesSewickley Creek Wetlands
in Westmoreland County PA

Contact Information: 
Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation
Phone:  724.830.3950 or 1.800.442.6926
Donohoe Road
R.D. #12, Box 203
Greensburg, PA 15601

Directions

From New Stanton, take Toll Road 66 (The Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass) north to the Arona Road exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto North-East Drive. The parking area for the Sewickley Creek Wetlands Interpretive Area is ahead on the left. When approaching from the North, take the Arona Road exit off of Toll Road 66, then turn left onto Shader Hollow Road, then left again onto North-East Drive. The park is ahead on the left.

OverviewSewickley-Creek-Wetlands

Sewickley Creek Wetlands Interpretive Area is a man-made wetland covering 21 acres. It was constructed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in order to replace wetlands affected by the construction of the Amos K Hutchinson Bypass. Numerous songbirds and other wildlife can be found in this tiny habitat, which serves as a relaxing and peaceful spot to have a picnic and observe nature. Wildflower patches are especially beautiful in late spring and summer.

Disturbance of the wetland is strictly prohibited. There is to be no hunting, fishing, trapping, wading, or other disruption to the plants and animals in this fragile habitat. No vehicle or bicycle is permitted beyond the parking area, although there are trails which allow visitors to walk through the wetlands and approach the water. The observation deck is handicapped accessible, and there are picnic tables and benches available near the parking area.

Wetlands like the Sewickley Creek Wetlands Interpretive Area prove their worth in filtering pollutants from water and helping to control soil erosion. Wetlands aid in controlling storm water runoff and help to reduce flooding. They are the home to many endangered plants and animals, which depend on their wetland environments to survive.

A wetland is defined as a lowland area, such as a marsh or swamp that is saturated with moisture, especially when used as a natural habitat for wildlife.

FacilitiesSewickley-Creek

No pets are allowed in the park. No rest room facilities are available.

Website

Sewickley Creek Wetlands – Westmoreland County Parks & Rec

Westmoreland County offers ideal outdoor park settings in the heart of the Laurel Highlands

 

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