Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $28.00
There are four loops that are available, only one loop is available for those with pets. It appeared some loops were better maintained (restrooms and landscaping, etc) than the other loops. We stayed in C and it looked a little sloppy as the grass was long and not mowed. There is not a separate area for tent campers and during our stay, over 60% of the spots were occupied by tents. The park itself is nice with two lakes, beach area, pool, frisbee golf, boat rentals, hiking trails, etc. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Hopewell Furnace is within walking distance and was fabulous....and free!!
This park has three loops, one of which is for hookups. We stayed in the for hookup site. It was pretty quiet, so, even when the loop was full. The staff was always helpful. We could not get Internet or cell phone service. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Tips for other Campers:
This is a reasonably priced park that is still within 40 minutes of Philadelphia.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $35.00
Don't plan on ever going back. We spent 10 days there with noise, rain, ticks making the stay miserable. Getting there was a treat in itself with the back roads & turns not to mention the pot holes. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
We stayed here for five nights on site C15. Fifty amp electric was fine during the entire stay and water was close by at one of the many spigots located in the camping loops. There is a four station dump station when exiting the campground area. Lots of tree cover so a satellite signal might be impossible to get. Bathrooms and showers were acceptable when I used them. Some of the sites in the C loop are for pet owners so make sure to reserve early if you have a pet that you want to bring with you. Our site accommodated our 33 foot motorhome, but parking for our toad was tight. If we visit again we would look to book the following sites: C2,3,14,15,35,44,46 or 47. They were larger motorhome friendly sites. The park is really great, we love to mountain bicycle and there are many trails to do that along with hiking. The lake area and pool is wonderful, small boat and kayak rentals are available. Rangers and campground host drive through frequently. Many things to do in the area, microbreweries, Hopewell Furnace and if you like breakfast make sure to go to Shorty's Sunflower Cafe in the Pottstown area. We also rode on the The Schuylkill River Trail that we picked up in Birdsboro. The directions, from Reading or Pottstown, take 422 to 345, follow 345 to Park road, campground is off of Park road. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Motorhome.
We did not happen to go into the restrooms so we can't verify what the previous reviewer wrote about them. Overall, the park was very attractive and everything we expected. We got 50 amp electric and used the dump and fill, on the way in. It was pretty full Friday and Saturday with lots of families. Thursday and Sunday were pretty quiet. Everything was green and the grass had been mowed. It was tight, but workable manuevering our 40 motorhome in the park. We would come here again. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $27.00
Arrived on Saturday and stayed four nights. On Sunday after the weekenders left the bathrooms were filthy. My wife said that human waste and blood were smeared on all the toilet seats in the women's restroom. The seats were not cleaned until a fellow camper took it upon herself to clean them on Tuesday. The park staff finally showed up with a pressure washer on Wednesday and did the women's restroom only. I never witnessed any cleaning in the men room. I did see the cleaning crew drive through without stopping each morning. The campsites were extremely overgrown with weeds. I feel sorry for any tent campers that were to use our site unless they brought a weed whacker with them. There was also a large dead tree on our site (C37) that constitutes a definite hazard for anyone camping here. There was a trailer on site with the campground host sign but we never found anyone there. They may have been here when we arrived on Saturday, I can't say for sure. The kiosk at the entrance to the camping area was unmanned for the entire time we were here. There was a sign indicating that people needed to go down the road to the main park office. We didn't bother since we reserved and paid online. No one ever checked on us to verify that we belonged on the site. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed at C17, an awesome site. Was large, spacious and private. Really nice CG. There are quite a few nice sites here. Lakes and pool are a short drive away. Pool was crowded so we didn't go. Maybe next time. There are some big fish in one of the lakes. The other is a trout lake that I didn't fish. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflects discount for a handicap site. This is a beautiful park, our site was enormous (C40), TV reception was excellent, and it was peaceful and quiet, even on a holiday weekend. The reason for the score of 9 is their dog policy. I feel the entire loop should allow dogs, rather than just a few sites. We were 5 feet from a dog site, but ours wasn't, so we had to leave the dog at home. Would definitely camp here again. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $21.00
We liked this park. Shady, good sized-sites on four campground loops. Two loops don't allow pets, and one loop offers electrical hookups. Water is available every few hundred feet in the campground loop and it tastes good! Note: the campground has no potable water at the dump station. Some sites are a tricky back-in for longer (>28 feet) trailers. On the weekend the campground filled and it seemed that everyone had a smoky fire going, which made it seem like we were camping in a forest fire. But that was only a problem on Saturday, on Sunday and Monday nights the place was virtually deserted (post Labor Day). Lots of hiking trails are in the park, and two small lakes. It's about 1 hour drive to Philadelphia from here, maybe 30-40 minute to Mount Vernon, and <5 minutes to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $29.00
Great campground for a weekend getaway. Scenic, secluded and VERY quiet, with great hiking trails and lakes. Check-in was a breeze and the park rangers not intrusive. There's a no-alcohol policy, but we just 'red-cupped' it. Sites are of decent size and just far away enough from your neighbor. Not too terribly level, but passable. Electric hookup only, but a dump station is right at the bottom of the hill, and there's four of them there, which meant no waiting. Bugs were not a problem, since we went towards the latter end of March. The bathrooms were pretty dirty - and muddy, actually, but we used them for showering on Saturday night after they'd seen a lot of traffic all day, so that may have been the reason. Now when I say quiet, I mean this place is really, really quiet. We like to sit outside by the fire and grill and have drinks and play low music, but this place was so quiet, we felt uncomfortable to be out there after dark - you could not have a normal conversation without feeling self-conscious. We saw a lot of bikes and kayaks and other outdoor sports-related equipment - other campers ranged from kids in their 20's to retired folks (we're in our 40's). So overall, a nice place close to home, but SO quiet and subdued we probably won't return. We like our weekends a little more lively. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $28.00
Let me start by saying we have camped here many times before and really enjoyed it. Not so much this time. I've got one work "stinkbugs". Not one or two - hundreds of thousands. One minute all was fine and then we looked out and noticed a fair amount of bugs swarming around the camp. Gradually they began making there way into our pop up camper until it was basically filled with stinkbugs. We had no choice but to dismantle camp and crank down our camper (full of the stinkbugs) and go home. The campground loop host was like "oh yeah, no big deal, I have em in my trailer too - it's that time of year and they're looking to hibernate". A bug warning on the state park website might have been helpful. Hundreds of stinkbugs in your camper - not an enjoyable weekend. We drove home and began emptying out the camper and van of supplies. We bug bombed the pop up and the next day vacuumed out hundreds of dead carcasses. It was like a family vacation nightmare. The air conditioner vent and spare tire cover were encased in stinkbugs. It was like nothing I've ever seen before. So be warned if you plan to camp here in the fall - that it's a stinkbug paradise. The one night we did stay before the invasion - the restrooms were full of the bugs - walls, ceilings, etc... We will definitely camp here again - but never in the fall. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed in the "C" loop. Very shaded and quiet. As a previous review stated some sites are uneven between the pad and the ground so there's a lot of tripping. The campground loop host was nowhere to be found the 3 nights we were there. Bathrooms are clean, however, we only used the showers. Nice campground for a weekend trip close to home. We visited the Daniel Boone Homestead and Hopewell Furnace historical sites and recommend these as part of your trip. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $28.00
We stayed here early in the season. We were in D loop with no hookups. Our site was on a steep slope. Although the pad was level for the camper, there was a steep drop off just past our doorstep. Overall the campground was good, but the bath house is old. It was kept reasonably clean. There is nice hiking throughout the park, and the lake is very pretty. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $17.00
We stayed at French Creek for two nights in mid- September. Was disappointed with a couple of things. The paved parking pad was raised about 2 to 3 feet above the rest of the site. It was impossible to deploy the awning or lay out our mat. But the biggest downside was the continuous tripping and stumbling going up and down to the camper. Be aware, there are many sites within the campground that fit this description. Another issue was bugs. We’ve stayed here three other times and every visit we battled the insects. Bring your bug spray. For a quick weekend getaway that’s real close to home, you can’t beat this park. But, if I were planning a trip any longer than that I would drive the extra hour to Hickory Run, Promised Land or Ricketts Glen State Parks. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $24.00
We spent the weekend here. Campground has 4 loops - some site with electric, none with water. Sites are very large and looked liked they would be great for tenters as there is so much room per site. Bathrooms are acceptable - we only used the shower as we have our own toilet. Took a hike and also used the pool - you have to drive there. It costs $7 on the weekend per person which was a little steep for our family of 4. It's very clean and huge, great for small kids especially. I believe there was a concessions stand there also, but we didn't use it. The pool is also for day groups as well so I think it can get crowded on the weekends, but again, it's a very large pool. There are boats you can rent at the lake and fishing as well. Nice camp and we actually plan to go back next weekend again. We camped at French Creek State Park in a Tent Trailer.