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Holtwood Dam

Lancaster, PA
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Ranked #22 of 33 attractions in Lancaster
Type: Dams
Most recent review
- Apr 27, 2014
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Allentown , PA
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172 reviews 172 reviews
70 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We are into photographing wildlife and while this is a nice scenic place, Conowingo Dam on the Maryland side of the river is better for spotting and photographing bald Eagles as well as other birds. There is a dirt road here that leads to several scenic overlooks but the area on the North side of the river is closed due... More

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Lititz, PA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

A nice place to spend the day fishing for bass and cats. Lots of rocks to swim from. has boating waterways for recreational boating. Nice family place. Be careful of currents when the dam empties.

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Port Orange, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Been fishing, walking, looking for indian stuff, since 1953...when You could rent a boat at my Great Uncles place.. in the 50's till he died long befor muddy run and peach bottom Atomic Power Plant. When they made Conowingo it flooded the peach orchards next to the old riverbed...Moved out of the area in 1998

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I have been going to Kelly's Run and the Pinnical Overlook for the past couple of months now and had a blast each time. The scenery is alwys changing and is a great cardio workout.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The tour itself is best suited for those with a fascination for engineering feats, yet also for history buffs. The latter group would benefit more by doing some pre-visit research. It's a shame that "Holtwood Village" no longer remains, except in photographs. The nearby Conestoga Historical Society has a lot of info on both the dam and the former village.... More

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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

i go there lots to just hang out and eat a little food, feed the ducks and fish, once in a while rent a boat and paddle up to the dam. right before crossing the bridge there is a spot you can pull off, it is where the iron works are still left standing. they would pull the boats up... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This trip might not be for everyone, but if you watch "How's it Made" then seeing the inner workings of the dam might be right up your alley. It's a long drive, down a windy road to get to the river, but once you're there the staff is knowlegable and the views are amazing.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I went on a half-day tour of the Hydroelectric Dam. It was absolutely fascinating and the host made the process of electricity generation very understandable!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The Holtwood Dam is situated on the lower Susquehanna River and can be visited on the Lancaster County side of the river. It is a great place to fish. Just look at all the boats just below the dam! There are tours of the dam available that must be scheduled in advance. Be sure to check out the fish lifts... More

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Harrisburg
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Great Fishing for walleye, catfish and the occasional striper Nice place for a picnic Just a good place to relax.

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