Varden Conservation Area


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What is a Conservation Area?

Conservation areas are donated to the PA Bureau of State Parks and therefore are governed by different rules.

 

A gift from veterinarian Dr. Mead Shaffer, the 430-acre Varden Conservation Area is located in Wayne County. This land was a magnanimous gift in an area that was once a remote section of the state, which is now beginning to feel the pressure of development. It will be protected and used for future generations as a respite from daily life. Varden is a place to learn about Pennsylvania’s wonderful natural history. The property is managed by Promised Land State Park, which is in Pike County.

"Environmental education always has been a primary concern of mine. I trust this land will allow present and future generations to observe and study the diverse ecology found in the Varden Conservation Area." - Dr. Shaffer

Visit www.vardenconservationarea.com for more information.

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Click on the Map It! logo to go to an interative GIS map of this park.



This circular map shows the roads leading to Varden Conservation Area, Pennsylvania.
This map of Pennsylvania highlights Varden Conservation Area, Pennsylvania.

 

Varden is at the intersection of PA 196 and PA 296, in Wayne County. Tannery Road provides access to the Tannery Tract. Mid Valley Road provides access to the Mid Valley Tract.

Tannery Tract GPS DD:  Lat. 41.48758  Long. -75.38254

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Varden Conservation Area