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

Moth Party

Have you ever stopped and looked at a moth at night? Really looked? Come to the amphitheater on this new moon and learn all about night flying moths and how...

7/28 8:30pm
Six Penny Hike

Join park staff on this guided hike of the Six Penny trail loop. This “more difficult” hike is over 3 miles in length and does have some elevation changes so...

7/29 3:30pm
Star Party with Chesmont Astronomical Society

Join your neighbors at the playground parking lot at French Creek State Park for an exciting evening exploring the wonders of the heavens. Watch a sunset...

7/29 8pm
Family Fishing Program

If you’ve been wanting to take your family fishing but aren’t sure where to start, come out to this free program to learn the basics. All equipment is...

8/4 7pm
ADA Accessible Hike

View the beautiful scenery Hopewell Lake and enjoy an informative tour of the .75 mile ADA accessible trail at French Creek State Park while learning about...

8/11 10am

Recent Events

Bat Count


Bats and WNS


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.