Buckwha Creek Preserve

This 32+ acre property borders approximately three miles of the southern shore of the Buckwha Creek between the towns of Kunkletown and Little Gap in Carbon County. The peaceful forested landscape provides an intact floodplain and riparian buffer to the Buckwha Creek and a respite for those looking for fishing or birding opportunities off the beaten path.


  • Getting Here

    Off Little Gap Road in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County

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  • Plantlife

    Tree species present on the preserve include but are not limited to Hemlock, Red Maple, White Birch, Black Birch, Ash, Tulip Poplar, White Oak, Black Oak, White Pine, Aspen, Black Walnut and American Beech.  The understory includes Spicebush, Bush Honeysuckle, Mountain Laurel,  and Red Twig Dogwood. Thickets of Rhododendron line the trail as well as large populations of  fern, jewelweed, mosses and more.
  • History

    Here, the forested banks of the Buckwha Creek have been through the process of delayed succession for at least the last 90 years, and judging from its location, perhaps for some period of time before that.  The Chestnut Ridge Rail Road had managed the right of way for fire and hazard while the surrounding forest was likely harvested for fuel or lumber.

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Questions or feedback about this preserve?

Contact Preserve Manager Michael Hock

(610) 965-4397 ext 132 – Mhock@wildlandspa.org