Urey Overlook Loop

Urey Overlook/ Otter Creek Loop, PA

(distance about 5 miles) 

Highlights: Great view of Susquehanna River at Urey Overlook, a scenic section of Otter Creek. 

Getting there: Go down Rt 425 to Otter Creek. Park in the campground parking lot next to the river. If closed go down river to boat launch parking lot. You have to pay to park here, see the campground office for details. Otherwise you will need to park at the free gravel parking lot off of 425 and start there.

Directions: (MDTS Maps 4 and 5 and PPL map) 

Map of the holtwood dam loop hike

Cross Rt 425 Otter Creek bridge and follow blue blazes left over guardrail. Follow blue blazes; trail crosses road and then climbs up to Urey Overlook.

 

After enjoying the overlook, follow blue blazes away from the river and down to Otter Creek. This is a very enjoyable section. Pay for your view of Otter Creek by climbing back up to the ridge and then out to Kline Rd.


Leave Mason-Dixon Trail and turn left on Kline Rd.
Cross Otter Creek on road bridge. Climb up to a dirt game land road. Turn left and go up to game land parking lot.


Go under or around game land gate and climb up the road to the second clearing. Turn left. This trail goes down to the campground. Follow the trail until a trail goes off to the right.
Turn right and follow trail down to Saw Mill Run.

 

Cross stream and turn right onto dirt road. You are back on the Mason-Dixon Trail. Follow blue blazes. Trail turns left off of road and goes across a footbridge. Then the trail goes up to the campground. Follow trail by store and back to your starting point.

Mill Creek Falls at Holtwood
Lock 12 Historic Area
Holtwood Dam