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French Creek State Park, Elverson

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French Creek State Park is a 7,526-acre (3,046 ha) Pennsylvania state park in North Coventry and Warwick Townships in Chester County and Robeson and Union Townships in Berks County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It straddles northern Chester County and southern Berks County along French Creek. It is located in the Hopewell Big Woods. The park is the home of two lakes: Hopewell Lake, a 68-acre (28 ha) warm water lake, and Scotts Run Lake, a 22-acre (8.9 ha) cold water lake. The state record smallmouth bass was caught in Scotts Run Lake. There are extensive forests, and almost 40 miles (64 km) of hiking and equestrian trails. The park is also friendly to mountain bikers, having some renowned technical trails. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, which features a cold blast furnace restored to its 1830s appearance, is surrounded by the park. The Six Penny Day Use Area and Group Camp are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. French Creek State Park is located off of Pennsylvania Route 345 to the south of Birdsboro.

French Creek State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of State Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".
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  • I frequent the park often (live close by). Compared to other state parks French Creek has a little bit for everyone. Trails are awesome and the facilities are on par with other parks. The pool and...  more »
  • We stayed in one of the cabins, and I found bed bugs on the furniture on our last day there. We threw away what we could afford, washed on hot what we couldn't, bagged everything for months, and...  more »
  • This was our first visit to the park, so we went into the Park Office to get a map and advice on an easy hiking trail for 2 seniors and our 2 dogs. We were told that the loop around the lake was...  more »
  • French Creek State Park campgrounds are an ideal location for casual, stress free car camping. Fresh water is available at several stations scattered around each of the four loops. Some loops also feature RV specific features like electric and water hookups. However for us went all about the basics, a campfire, picnic table and a place to pitch our tent - and for that French Creek is perfect. Add the miles of hiking trails, disc golf course, swimming pool and lake to paddle on, and the result is an anytime family vacation spot. Highly recommended.
  • The beautiful trails and lakes are peaceful, and not overcrowded. It's a wonderful way to spend some time outdoors. There's boat rentals and cabin rentals at this state park. It's good for picnics, fishing, photography, and even a visit through history at the onsite museums. It was definitely worth the free time spent here.
  • Love this place to pieces! It’s really beautiful, there’s tons of things to do: lake, boat rentals, swimming pool, trails, historical sites etc. It’s convenient, not far or hard to find and check in and out is a breeze! Really awesome place.
  • Great camping, even better hiking!! Some of my all time favorite trails. They range from easy to hard so everyone can find a trail that best suits them! You won't be disappointed that's for sure. Fun for the whole family, all ages! Camp sites are nice and clean, not too close to your neighbor and have shower/bath houses. Highly recommend!
  • The pool is ginormous. It does get really crowded on the weekends though, but during the week it is generally quiet. It is really nice to also rent a cannot or kayak to mix things up. The good at the body rental place are super helpful.

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