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French Creek State Park, Elverson

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French Creek State Park is a 7,977-acre (3,228 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... 
    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 »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • We stayed the weekend at one of the camper sites. The camping areas are well maintained and quiet. The boys loved hiking down to one of the lakes and fishing, especially when we caught a brown trout! I think this park is going to become a perennial for us. There seems like much more to do here than can be done in a weekend.
  • Gorgeous as it ever was. Very well kept trails and clearly marked. Found my eagle project site after 20 years also. Glad to see the park still popular and in great shape for any outdoor activity.

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