The Kernsville Dam area is the gateway to the scenic and historical Schuylkill River Gap, which has been a regionally and nationally important transportation corridor for foot, canal, rail and road traffic for over 200 years. The dam, and its attendant desilting basin, was erected in 1949 to capture and remove coal silt from the river. The Kernsville Dam has become an important wilderness area, boasting a variety of wildlife in the water, in the air and on the land.

Trail Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Fishing

25 Kernsville Dam Road
Hamburg, PA 19526 

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