Conowingo and Muddy Run Recreation Sites Closures and Modifications Due to COVID-19, Effective Immediately

Conowingo and Muddy Run Recreation Sites Closures and Modifications Due to COVID-19, Effective Immediately

Consistent with the State of Emergency announced in Maryland and Pennsylvania, CDC guidelines, and our FERC licenses, Exelon is closing the following recreation sites due to COVID-19 effective immediately.   All public programs, events, and trainings are canceled until further notice.  

Effective immediately, Exelon is closing the following recreation sites until further notice:

  • Fisherman’s Park
  • Conowingo Visitor’s Center
  • Wissler’s Run
  • Muddy Run Visitor’s Center
  • Dorsey Park
  • Muddy Run Recreation Park

The public may still access the following recreation sites:

  • Peach Bottom Road Boat Launch
  • Trails by Lock 13 and Lock 14
  • Fishing Creek Hiking Area
  • Muddy Creek Boat Launch
  • Cold Cabin Boat Launch
  • Line Bridge Road Water Access
  • Broad Creek Boat Launch
  • Lapidum Boat Launch Fishing Creek Hiking Area        
  • Rock Run Boat Launch
  • Trails by Lock 15 currently closed, opens 4/1/20
  • Octoraro Trail
  • Funk’s Pond
  • Conowingo Creek Boat Launch
  • Muddy Run Wildlife Management Areas

The public will still be able to access trails and parking areas for passive and dispersed recreation, such as hiking, walking, and bike riding. Consistent with state and federal requirements and CDC guidelines, social distancing is encouraged (avoid groups of more than 10 people and crowds).  Note that all bathroom facilities are closed.  

Glen Cove Marina will be open with limited services.  No bathroom facilities or fuel will be available.  Boat launching fees will be waived.    Boat slip rentals will be available.  Peach Bottom Marina is currently closed due to dredging.

Permits typically required including but not limited to Hunting Licenses, Fishing Licenses and reservations are still necessary.

To help avoid exposure to COVID-19 and still enjoy the outdoors: 

  • adhere to the social spacing guide (minimum 6 feet) between people and don't recreate in groups;
  • take hand sanitizer with you and use it regularly;
  • avoid touching your face, eyes, and nose;
  • cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow;
  • if you are sick, stay home.

This approach will allow important access to outdoor activities to continue while limiting potential exposure and spread of the virus.  Staff and Law Enforcement Personnel will continue to conduct routine patrols of open spaces to ensure public safety and general wellbeing of the visiting public.

We will continue to monitor information from state and federal agencies and provide updates as needed.

For More Information Please Call:

Conowingo Visitor Center at 410 457-2427 or

Muddy Run Visitor Center at 717 284-5856 or


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