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French Creek State Park, Elverson, Pennsylvania

Campground Review from Nellie

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I found out about this campground on the PA state parks Web site, and I RV camped there in July 2006.

Describe your camping trip:

Sites were partially sunny and partially wooded, beautiful views and clean restrooms.
Pros: The park also has a great pool, a lake for non-motor boating, disk golf, and a great park naturalist program. The staff and other campers were very friendly. However, our absolute favorite is that several PA state parks have a leisure ministries program, which conducts church services on Sunday mornings, and we really appreciate that.

Cons: Well, my husband did get poison ivy, but that's what you get when you trek in the woods.
Nearby attractions: Tons. We attended the German Festival in Kutztown the weekend we were there, but there are also many day trips from the area: Crayola factory tour, Sesame Street theme park, Amish Country, train museum, not to mention all there is to do in Philadelphia.

Further comments:

We camped here several times when we lived in the area. We even had a family reunion there. Even though we no longer live in the area, I envision our returning to camp here. It has everything you would want from a camping experience.
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 4 out of 5
good for all campers, new and old..., Member silverosepetals

i went last summer (July '09), we only went down for one night, but hiked on both days. I had going hiking there once about 3 weeks before but did not stay over...the park is very large, the camp grounds are in the back. There are group cabins available as well and small cabins for families. There are RV areas and all the way in the back there are spots for good old fashioned tents (which is what i have) Pets are allowed (my dog goes with me everywhere). You can pre-book/pay online, when you arrive they ask you to sign in at the office and get a car tag, your site has a reservation tag on it. The park has plenty of trails for hiking, and they are all very wooded-no paved trails here (except the ones you drive on to enter the park)...i forget exactly how many, but there were at least 6 main trail ranging in milage and difficulty. The trails are marked well but since the woods are so thick, it is still easy to get lost. They have maps available online and at the office (get the one at the office-it's much easier to read) there's a lake and a pool, bathrooms with showers (they were clean) but too far away from our site to use...there are deff enough trails to camp there for 2-4 days and never use the same trail twice. There is another park across the street that we ended up exploring on the way out...it was a very nice, mostly flat, long path through woods, farm land, church grounds, streams, and a historic area. All in all it was a good time. I deff want to go back this coming spring/summer...good place to get away from it all...not crowded, maybe see 1-2 people hiking for a few hours (good for mountian biking-mostly bikers were seen not hikers) there is alone a VERY long trail that goes along the outskirts of the park for horses...

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