Rock formations near Holtwood, Jay Doering.

New Boat Ramps in Lancaster County

News - March 2013

PPL Holtwood Begins Work to Install New Boat Ramps at Pequea

PPL Holtwood has begun work to build two new boat ramps and docks and expand the parking area at the Pequea Boat Launch on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County.

“PPL is committed, as part of its operating license for the Holtwood hydroelectric plant, to expanding recreational opportunities for the public along the Susquehanna River,” said John M. Levitski, PPL’s regional community relations director for the Lancaster area.

“This work will improve recreational facilities at Holtwood in time for the summer boating season,” he said. The project is expected to be finished by the middle of May.

For safety reasons, the Pequea boat ramp area and parking lot east of the Bridge Valley Road bridge will be closed to the public during construction. Work will be conducted weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Preliminary work will include installing erosion and sedimentation controls, such as fencing and hay bales, to limit the effect of construction on neighboring properties.

PPL Holtwood is one of PPL Corporation’s generating affiliates. PPL Corporation, headquartered in Allentown, Pa., owns or controls about 19,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets, and delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. More information is available at

For further information: John M. Levitski, 717-560-2533, PPL Holtwood

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