Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 274

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Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 274
Map showing the location of Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 274
Map showing the location of Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 274
Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 274
LocationBerks County
Lancaster County
Nearest cityReading
Coordinates40°16′15″N 76°3′53″W / 40.27083°N 76.06472°W / 40.27083; -76.06472Coordinates: 40°16′15″N 76°3′53″W / 40.27083°N 76.06472°W / 40.27083; -76.06472
Area668 acres (270 ha)
Elevation456 feet (139 m)
Max. elevation1,063 feet (324 m)
Min. elevation540 feet (160 m)
OwnerPennsylvania Game Commission
WebsitePennsylvania State Game Lands

The Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 274 are Pennsylvania State Game Lands in Berks and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania in the United States providing hunting, bird watching, and other activities.


SGL 274 consists of two parcels located in South Heidelberg Township in Berks County and in East Cocalico Township in Lancaster County. The Game Lands is drained by tributaries of Cocalico Creek which flows to Conestoga River, part of the Susquehanna River watershed. The lowest elevation is about 540 feet (160 m), the highest elevation is 1,063 feet (324 m). Other nearby protected areas include Pennsylvania State Game Lands 46, 220, 225 and the Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center. Nearby communities include the City of Reading, the boroughs of Adamstown, Denver, Mohnton, Sinking Spring, Wyomissing, Wyomissing Hills, and populated places Alleghenyville, Angelica, Birdland, Blainsport, Fritztown, Gouglersville, Highland, Knauers, Mohns Hill, Montello, Montrose, Overbrook, Pennwyn, Reinholds, Shiloh Hills, Spring Dale Heights, Swartzville, Tallowyck, Vera Cruz, Vinemont, Welsh Woods, and West Wyomissing. U.S. Route 222 and Pennsylvania Route 272 pass along the south of SGL 274.[1][2]


SGL 274 was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on 1 May 1990 as identification number 1208593, listing the elevation as 456 feet (139 m). It consists of 668 acres (270 ha) in one parcel, elevations range from 540 feet (160 m) to 1,063 feet (324 m).[3][1]

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  1. ^ a b, retrieved 31 October 2018
  2. ^ Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 274, retrieved 31 October 2018
  3. ^ "State Game Lands Number 274". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 31 October 2018.