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One Lake, Two Counties
Lake Clarke is the dividing line between York and Lancaster Counties. For boating, picnicking, water skiing, or for some simple fun in the sun, recreational activities abound along the shores of Lake Clarke.

For portage, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required to ensure safe portage around the dam. Please contact Sickman's Mill LLC at: mail@sickmansmill.net or 717-419-4799.

GPS Coordinates for portage at the Safe Harbor Dam takeout point located at the southeast corner of Lake Clarke are:
39 55'36.63"N 76 23'43.82"W
Plant tours originate from this location and the water below the plant's turbine-generator discharge area creates what some say is Safe Harbors best fishing hole.
Boaters in the tailrace should observe the warning signs, buoys, and signals provided by Safe Harbor, staying a safe distance from the discharge area.

Take a walking tour of what was once one of Pennsylvania's thriving river communities. From the blast furnace, to the blacksmith shop, to the schoolhouse, there was a time when Safe Harbor Iron Works made the most of the Susquehanna River's downriver navigation.

Tennis courts, quoit boxes, a ball diamond, children's playgrounds, fishing in the Conestoga River, and majestic stands of evergreens make this a favorite for all ages. This park is located just 3 miles west of Conestoga on River Road and features a large and small pavilion. Pavilion reservations for groups up to 400 are available between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Call (717) 872-5441.
Tree lovers will find 50 species of trees and shrubs native to southern Pennsylvania. Although there are no organized trail hikes, hikers love to start at the Arboretum and explore marked and unmarked trails extending several miles over company forestlands.
This day-use park offers two pavilions, a playground, a ball field, and picnic facilities. Conestoga River Park also features the 19th century Lock-6 of the Conestoga Navigation Canal. All facilities are first-come, first-served.
Here you'll find a pavilion ready to accommodate up to 100 people. Picnic and playground facilities are also available. First-come, first served.
Just off Route 624 in Lower Windsor Township, you'll find Lake Clarke's most popular boat-launch area, sometimes referred to as Long Level. Each year, thousands of boaters take to the water from this spot. But just as many landlubbers stop by to take it all in with playground and picnic areas.
Scenic View and Picnicking
Company owned houses and corporate offices
This boat-launching area is located in Wrightsville. A Community Park is also leased from Safe Harbor to Wrightsville.
Birdwatchers love this protected haven for exotic birds. Shorebirds and migratory birds stop here along the flyway. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has designated this as a state game-propagation area. From March 1 and July 31, no people are allowed on the island. As a result, this is the perfect time for bird watchers to see a variety of birds. 
Directions
From Pittsburgh and Harrisburg
Take PA Turnpike to Exit 19 (Harrisburg East).
Exit Turnpike. Get onto Route 283 East (toward Lancaster).
Go about 28 miles. Exit and get onto Route 741 East.
Go about 9.0 miles (11 traffic lights) to New Danville.
Turn right at light in New Danville onto the New Danville Pike.
Continue on this road about 6 miles; turn left at "T" onto River Road.
Go about 0.5 mile on River Road, turn right onto Powerhouse Road.

From Allentown and Reading
Take Route 222 South. As you approach Lancaster, get onto Route 30 West.
Go about 3.6 miles on Route 30 West to exit for Route 741.
Go to end of exit ramp, turn left onto Route 741 East.
Go about 7.5 miles (9 traffic lights) to New Danville.
Turn right at light in New Danville onto the New Danville Pike.
Continue on this road about 6 miles; turn left at "T" onto River Road.
Go about 0.5 mile on River Road, turn right onto Powerhouse Road.

From Philadelphia

Take PA Turnpike (I-76) West to Exit 21 - Lancaster/Reading.
Exit Turnpike. Get onto Route 222 South (toward Lancaster) for 15 miles.
Get onto Route 30 West for about 3.6 miles to exit for Route 741.
Go to end of exit ramp, turn left onto Route 741 East.
Go about 7.5 miles (9 traffic lights) to New Danville.
Turn right at light in New Danville onto the New Danville Pike.
Continue on this road about 6 miles; turn left at "T" onto River Road.
Go about 0.5 mile on River Road, turn right onto Powerhouse Road.

From Baltimore and Washington
Take Baltimore Beltway to Exit 24 (I-83 North).
Take I-83 North for about 40 miles to Exit 8 - Market Street. Go straight through intersection at end of ramp.
At the 2nd traffic light after this intersection, turn right onto Route 30 East.
Continue on Route 30 East for about 19 miles to exit for Millersville (Route 741).
Turn right at end of exit ramp onto Route 741 East.
Go about 7.5 miles (9 traffic lights) to New Danville.
Turn right at light in New Danville onto the New Danville Pike.
Continue on this road about 6 miles; turn left at "T" onto River Road.
Go about 0.5 mile on River Road, turn right onto Powerhouse Road.