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Elverson, Pennsylvania

French Creek State Park

Elverson, Pennsylvania



Elverson, Pennsylvania
Phone: (610) 582-9680

Sites: 201
Recent Rate: $43 6/2016

Latitude: 40.198986249543
Longitude: -75.784313678741

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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30 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in C loop. Large roomy site, shaded but still got satellite signal. Camp hosts were very friendly, nice quiet place. Road into the park is a little tight, but not that bad. Would definitely camp here again! We camped at French Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
c47
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
c-10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Hopewell Furnace is within walking distance and was fabulous....and free!!

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop 3
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

This is a reasonably priced park that is still within 40 minutes of Philadelphia.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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