French Creek State Park Elverson, Pennsylvania


Once an industrial complex for the fledgling United State of America, today French Creek State Park is an oasis for adventurous people and a myriad of 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.

More than 35 miles of well-marked trails cover a large portion of the park. Hikers at French Creek have a wide variety of opportunities for quiet reflection, nature study and physical challenge. The diverse environment supports many animals that take advantage of the high quality of the resources found at French Creek. Mountain bike riders enjoy the over 20 miles of trails that climb hills, cross streams and pass through forests. The trails explore most parts of the park and are rated difficult riding. There is conveniently located parking at the trailhead.

Camping is available year-round at 200 wooded, modern sites that are within easy access to shower and flush toilet facilities. Over 60 sites have electric hookups and more may be added in the future. Some sites are full service and are permitted on designated campsites. Bring the family for an affordable and pleasant getaway!