French Creek State Park

843 Park Rd
Elverson PA  19520

Phone: (610) 582-9680

French Creek State Park

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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.

Those same habitats are homes to many animals and plants that are rare in this corner of the commonwealth. French Creek State Park is an Important Bird Area and Important Mammal Area as designated by the National Audubon Society and also has Pine Swamp, a State Park Natural Area.

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Past Events

2018 French Creek Triathlon & ToughKids Triathlons

2018 French Creek Triathlon & ToughKids Triathlons
10:00 am - 05/19/2018

At French Creek State Park

French Creek Tri Registration: imathlete.com/#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventOverview.aspx%3FfEID%3D65974%26z%3D1506099472617 ToughKids Tri Registration: imathlete.com/#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventOverview.aspx%3FfEID%3D65727%26z%3D1506099472617 Welcome...

Earth Day Weekend Volunteer Event

Earth Day Weekend Volunteer Event
09:00 am - 04/21/2018

At French Creek State Park

Join French Creek Staff and Volunteers as we tackle Earth Day with a series of projects around the park! For those families who want to participate with young...

Terrific Timberdoodles; Wonderful Woodcocks

Terrific Timberdoodles; Wonderful Woodcocks
07:00 pm - 04/14/2018

At French Creek State Park

LIMITED SEATING - PLEASE REGISTER TO SECURE YOUR SPOT - follow ticketing link. Woodcocks are birds in Pennsylvania with unique and magnificent courtship displays...

Vernal Pool Walk and Talk

Vernal Pool Walk and Talk
03:30 pm - 04/14/2018

At French Creek State Park

Join the park naturalist on this casual walk to a vernal pool. We will learn what vernal pools are, how they are formed, and why they are so important to many of...

DiscoverE: Amphibian Adventures

DiscoverE: Amphibian Adventures
02:00 pm - 04/14/2018

At French Creek State Park

Kids ages 4-8 are invited to join us at Hopewell Lake for a fun nature program. DiscoverE combines outdoor exploration, games, and crafts to teach kids about nature...

2018 French Creek Triathlon - Course Preview #1

2018 French Creek Triathlon - Course Preview #1
08:30 am - 03/24/2018

At French Creek State Park

This is the first official course preview for the French Creek Triathlon! We'll meet at the bathrooms near the Hopewell Lake boat ramp (close to the official transition...

The Wonders of Amphibian Migration

The Wonders of Amphibian Migration
02:00 pm - 02/25/2018

At French Creek State Park

Want to learn more about being a "Herp Helper" or a "Sally Rally" volunteer? Have you been wondering about Salamanders in French Creek? Curious about the Spring...

Snowshoeing: French Creek State Park

Snowshoeing: French Creek State Park
08:00 am - 02/18/2018

At French Creek State Park

Just outside of the Philly suburbs lies French Creek State Park. Hike the wooded trails that the famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone, once roamed growing-up. Enjoy...

First Day Hike

First Day Hike
10:00 am - 01/01/2018

At French Creek State Park

Join DCNR volunteer Clyde Godschall as he leads the always popular First Day Hike around Hopewell Lake. This three mile hike will tour the lake and pass through...

Scott's Run Lake Hike

Scott's Run Lake Hike
01:00 pm - 11/11/2017

At French Creek State Park

Join park staff on the last guided, pet friendly hike of the season. We will meet at the Scott's Run parking lot and hike over the dam to the Horseshoe trail,...

SOLD OUT: Beaver Hike

SOLD OUT: Beaver Hike
05:00 pm - 10/27/2017

At French Creek State Park

***This event has SOLD OUT*** The Beavers of Scott's Run Lake have been busy getting ready for winter. Join the park naturalist on this hike along the water's edge...

Autumn Afternoon Walk

Autumn Afternoon Walk
01:00 pm - 10/25/2017

At French Creek State Park

Join park staff on a guided walk around the trails of French Creek as we enjoy the beauty of the leaves turning, birds migrating, and crisp cool autumn air. Oct...

SOLD OUT: Owls of French Creek

SOLD OUT: Owls of French Creek
06:00 pm - 10/21/2017

At French Creek State Park

*** THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. If you did not register at the DCNR website, you do not have tickets for the event. *** Join Park Staff at the Amphitheater to learn...

Autumn Afternoon Walk

Autumn Afternoon Walk
01:00 pm - 10/11/2017

At French Creek State Park

Join park staff on a guided walk around the trails of French Creek as we enjoy the beauty of the leaves turning, birds migrating, and crisp cool autumn air. Oct...

Apple Harvest Hike to HoFu

Apple Harvest Hike to HoFu
02:00 pm - 10/07/2017

At French Creek State Park

Apples were a very important crop in Pennsylvania and Hopewell Furnace has an heirloom Apple Orchard that is drooping with juicy apples this season. Join the park...

Pennsylvania Apples

Pennsylvania Apples
05:30 pm - 09/29/2017

At French Creek State Park

Come learn about the history of apples in Pennsylvania, and more specifically, here in the Hopewell big woods. Why were they such an important crop? Join Rangers...

Morning Hike: Lake Loop

Morning Hike: Lake Loop
09:00 am - 09/21/2017

At French Creek State Park

Join the park naturalist on this guided hike around Hopewell Lake. We will look for signs of bird migration, sunning turtles, and signs of Fall. Meet at the hopewell...

Morning Kayaking

Morning Kayaking
09:00 am - 09/20/2017

At French Creek State Park

Join us at Hopewell Lake and enjoy a leisurely paddle as we enjoy the crisp September morning. A limited number of kayaks are available to guests for this program,...

Morning Hike: Hopewell Big Woods Trail

Morning Hike: Hopewell Big Woods Trail
09:00 am - 09/14/2017

At French Creek State Park

Join park staff on this morning hike of the new Hopewell Big Woods Trail (165 Center Road). Bring your binoculars if you have them as we might catch some migrating...

Apple Harvest Hike to HoFu

Apple Harvest Hike to HoFu
02:00 pm - 09/09/2017

At French Creek State Park

Apples were a very important crop in Pennsylvania and Hopewell Furnace has an heirloom Apple Orchard that is drooping with juicy apples this season. Join the park...

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