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“Hydroelectric Dam Tour”
Review of Holtwood Dam

Holtwood Dam
Ranked #32 of 79 things to do in Lancaster
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Reviewed 27 July 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!

6  Thank Renee S
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Reviewed 27 May 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 that have been installed to help the migration of various species. A fact that is known mostly to Lanco residents is the park that is on the cliff above the dam. check a local map or your Garmin to find it. You will be treated is a view of the Susquehanna River that is absolutely Amazing!
If you are lucky, you will seen bald eagles, large red tailed hawks along with sea gulls who have followed the river up from the Chesapeake!

4  Thank Chuck C
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

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

3  Thank Joe U
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Went there a few years ago for their fish drop. It was a very interesting tour.

3  Thank beachgoer2007
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Reviewed 13 July 2008

If you go to the York Co side of the Norman Wood bridge, turn on the road towards the dam, you will see a Bald Eagles nest in one of the huge electrical towers. The tower is on the left hand side, going towards the dam (it is before you get to the dam)

Very cool to see!

5  Thank krisPa
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