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Address: 843 Park Road Elverson, PA 19520-9523
Park Manager: Eric Brown
Contact Info: 610-582-9680
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Park Alerts ( 4 Alerts )


    Scotts Run Lake is scheduled for dam repairs late 2018. This work will require a 6-foot drawdown of the lake. Recreational opportunities will be impacted for the duration of the drawdown. Precise timing is unavailable at this time, however, work is authorized to begin as soon as mid-August and must be completed by October 15th, 2018. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make necessary improvements to your French Creek State Park.

  • Seasons and Hours: Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

  • Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

Park Description

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.

Things To Do ( 15 Available)

If the activity symbol is blue, this activity can accommodate people with a disability. Please contact the park at 610-582-9680 for more details.

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    • French Creek Campground
      Season : 12 Months
      Restroom : Modern
      Campsites : 201 Sites
      Electric : Yes
      Pets Allowed : Yes
      ADA Accessible : Yes
      Please be aware that only designated sites have electric, allow pets and are ADA accessible.
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    Education Programs

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    Sight Seeing

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    Historical Places

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    Cross Country Skiing

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    • Buzzards Trail
      More Difficult 0.51 miles
    • Horse-Shoe And Boone Trails
      More Difficult 0.29 miles
    • Boone Trail
      More Difficult 4.43 miles
    • Mill Creek Trail
      Most Difficult 4.82 miles
    • Boat Rental Trail
      Easiest 0.32 miles
    • Ridge Trail
      More Difficult 0.09 miles
    • Kalmia Trail
      More Difficult 0.86 miles
    • Group Camp To Horse-Shoe Access Trail
      Easiest 0.22 miles
    • Boone & Lenape Trails
      More Difficult 0.43 miles
    • Six Penny Trail
      More Difficult 3.10 miles
    • Ridge Trail
      More Difficult 0.43 miles
    • Blue W/ Red Trail
      More Difficult 0.67 miles
    • Boone Trail
      More Difficult 0.12 miles
    • Horse-Shoe Trail
      More Difficult 0.19 miles
    • Yellow Trail
      More Difficult 0.54 miles
    • Buzzards Trail
      More Difficult 0.51 miles
    • Lenape Trail
      More Difficult 4.07 miles
    • Buzzards Trail
      More Difficult 1.33 miles
    • Turtle Trail
      More Difficult 3.25 miles
    • Access Trail
      More Difficult 0.36 miles
    • Red Trail
      More Difficult 1.51 miles
    • Yellow Trail
      More Difficult 1.08 miles
    • Boone And Turtle Trail
      More Difficult 0.42 miles
    • Colliers
      More Difficult 0.56 miles
    • Six Penny To Boone Access Trail
      More Difficult 0.39 miles
    • Yellow Trail
      More Difficult 2.12 miles
    • Boone And Horse-Shoe Trails
      More Difficult 0.15 miles
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    Horse Trail

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    Mountain Biking

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