DCNR Calendar of Events

French Creek State Park

Once an industrial complex for the fledgling United State of America, today French Creek State Park is an oasis for people and wildlife. Straddling the Schuylkill Highlands, the 7,730-acre park is the largest block of contiguous forest between Washington D.C. and New York City. The forests, lakes, wetlands and fields are a destination for the people of southeast Pennsylvania to hike, fish, camp and bike.

843 Park Road, Elverson, PA 19520-9523








Eric Brown



Upcoming Events

Hopewell Lake Sunset Paddle

Join us at Hopewell Lake and enjoy a leisurely paddle as we watch the sun go down. A limited number of kayaks are available to guests for this program, or...

5/25 7:30pm
DiscoverE: Birding 101

Kids ages 9-17 are invited to join us at Hopewell Lake for a fun nature program. DiscoverE combines outdoor exploration, with outdoor skills building, and...

5/26 2:30pm
Alien Hitchhikers

You might be inadvertently helping invasive species move around the state – including the newest Bad Bug the Spotted Lantern Fly. Learn about local invasive...

5/26 8:30pm
Fun in French Creek

People have been having fun in French Creek for over 200 years but the games they played for fun look a little different (or not so different) than the ones...

5/27 2pm
Beavers of French Creek

Once completely extinct from Pennsylvania these cool critters are now thriving in local woodlands, including right here in the park! Join the park naturalist...

5/28 10am

Recent Events

Star Party


Star Party


Recent Activity


Jody left a positive review 8/12/2016

We had such a great time doing this. I've never been kayaking before but our lead, Katie, was a great help as was the rest of the group. Katie provided some really interesting information during the trip itself. Can't wait for the next one; this was wonderful.


Jesse left a positive review 8/5/2016

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this event! The park rangers are super nice and full of information. We learned a lot, took a nice little hike, and had roasted marshmallows afterwards.

Palvinder Singh

Palvinder Singh left a positive review 7/16/2016

Awaomely great, it was great expirence as we did it for tge fisrt time and the ranger was extriemly helpful. We got few catches evning got one back home.

Kathleen Rumler

Kathleen Rumler left a positive review 5/28/2016

Excellent - learned a lot and had fun!

Suzanne Hamme

Suzanne Hamme left a positive review 10/14/2015

Katie was knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. The hike was a great way to explore trails we may not have chosen on our own.

Kathleen Rumler

Kathleen Rumler left a positive review 10/7/2015

The hike was great; hike leader, Katie, was friendly and knowledgeable about the trail and area we hiked. The other people who were along made the hike fun as well! Loved it especially with the fall colors starting.

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park 12/30/2014

Hello all the Hike is still on Meet at 11 am at the Hopewell lake Launch. The registration link is not working, there is still plenty of room. Hope to see you there.