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Park Manager: Eric Brown
Contact Info: 610-458-5119
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Park Alerts ( 5 Alerts )

  • Please be advised that Marsh Creek State Park often reaches parking capacity on busy weekends throughout the summer months. When this occurs, the park is closed temporarily to vehicles. Vehicles are rerouted outside the park until the park is able to open to vehicular traffic once again. Please call the park office with questions at 610-458-5119.

  • Ongoing Construction: The White Trail is under construction. Please be aware of large construction vehicles and equipment travelling next to the park and at the end of the trail. The reroute will be minimal and will only impact the end of the trail in the vicinity of Little Conestoga Road. Please pardon our mess in that area while construction is being completed and the trail is rerouted. Thank you for your patience.

  • 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

Marsh Creek State Park is in the rolling hills of northcentral Chester County. The 1,727-acre park contains the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake, which is great for fishing, sailing and is a reststop for migrating waterfowl.

Things To Do ( 11 Available)

If the activity symbol is blue, this activity can accommodate people with a disability. Please contact the park at 610-458-5119 for more details.

  • educational_program

    Education Programs

  • scenic_view

    Sight Seeing

  • fishing


  • cross_country_ski

    Cross Country Skiing

  • swimming


  • picnic


  • hunting


  • boating


  • hiking


  • Close


    • White
      Easiest 3.96 miles
    • Green
      Easiest 1.07 miles
    • Blue
      Easiest 3.22 miles
    • Informal
      Easiest 7.61 miles
    • Red
      Easiest 0.25 miles
    • Red
      Easiest 1.48 miles
    • Orange
      Easiest 0.13 miles
    • Yellow
      Easiest 0.18 miles
  • horse_Ride

    Horse Trail

  • mountain_bike

    Mountain Biking

Park Events

No events at this time.

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