Marsh Creek State Park, Pennsylvania

4.7
#50 of 129 in Nature in Pennsylvania
Marsh Creek State Park is located in Pennsylvania. To visit Marsh Creek State Park on your holiday in Downingtown, and find out what else Downingtown has to offer, use our Downingtown journey planner.
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  • They have canoes, kyacks and such for rent, which is fun.. Swimming pool which is large. Trails to walk near the water. Fishing is available.. The usual snack bar, etc.. Nice place to spend an afterno...  more »
  • Love to fish? Try Marsh Creek a damned lake with variety of species including large mouth bass and Muskie. The lake is heavily fished so it can be challenging but there are 40+ inch Muskie and 6+ lb b...  more »
  • Marsh Creek State Park in Downingtown, Chester County, PA is about a 38 mile, one-hour drive from Philadelphia. Within this over 1,700 acre (2.7 square miles) Pennsylvania state park is a man-made 535...  more »
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  • Beautiful place for a warm day hike in January! My only complaint is that the trails were not clearly marked at all. Lots of people, but that was totally understandable with The unseasonably warm weather. The lake was breathtaking, half frozen, with the ice reflecting and sparkling in the sun. Playground was cute, and would be nice and shady in the summer. We plan to come back when it gets warm.
  • I really enjoy Marsh Creek. It has so much to offer from kayaking to mt biking. There are grills if you want to cook out (no booze)
  • Wonderful park for hiking, boating, relaxing, swimming or picnicking. Bring your own watercraft or rent one (various kinds available, such as kayaks, canoes, sailboats, etc.). Lots of walking and hiking trails around the lake and all over the park. The pool is open for swimming and lessons (nominal entrance fee). Large parking lot and no fee to enter park. State park staff are super helpful and friendly!
  • Our go-to park when the weather is nice. Dip your feet in the water, do a little fishing, and bring the pups! There are plenty of hiking trails with small access to the lake... Perfect for doggy swimming!
  • West launch trails awesome in early morning when dirt is frozen. The closer you get to noon the the frozen dirt becomes slippery mud. Go early. Even saw two park rangers hicking out there, makes you feel reassured if something goes wrong you won't be in distress for too long. Stay off of the ice looks very unstable.
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