Bossard Nature Trail

Easy 45 minute walk with several interpretative stations.

photo: Bossard Nature Area sign. Photo by USACOE.

Length: 1.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: At Woodcock Creek Lake NRA 6 mi. NE of Meadville on SR 198.
State(s): Pennsylvania
Longitude: -80.10075
Latitude: 41.70291

Driving Directions

Adjacent to visitor center at Woodcock Creek Dam.


The Bossard Nature Trail is designated as a National Recreation Trail in the National Trails System. Nature enthusiasts have the opportunity to make exciting new discoveries on their own or to walk the self-guided nature trail and perhaps stop to observe nature from one of two observation blinds located along the trail. Approximately 1,000 feet of the trail’s pathway is paved and is easily accessible.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Brochure: Bossard Nature Trails Guide
Website: US Army Corp information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Edward Schnindt
Park Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 629
Saegertown, PA 16433
(814) 763-4422
[email protected]



Bossard Nature Area sign. Photo by USACOE.

Bossard Nature Area sign. Photo by USACOE.


Great for families

This is an easy walk down into the creek canyon. The area is beautiful and the creek is great for kids (and adults!) to wade and have great fun.

September 6, 2021



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