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Evansburg State Park
Copyright: - Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks
Evansburg State Park
Description - Evansburg State Park, located in south central Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville, offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land into ridges and valleys that create feelings of enclosures and provides scenic views.

Visitors enjoy the open playfields, picnic areas, eighteen hole par 71 golf course and the relatively tranquil natural environment. Anglers are attracted to the stocked Skippack Creek and hunters enjoy over 1,000 acres of land set aside for hunting, trapping and training dogs. The park offers multi-use trails including a trailhead parking lot for horse trailers. Environmental programs are offered to school, scout, church, civic and private groups.

The Friedt Visitor Center, built in the early 1700's, serves as the park visitor center. .

A youth hostel is located in the park and provides overnight accommodations for people of all ages. For additional information contact:
Evansburg State Park Youth Hostel
837 May Hall Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
Telephone: (610) 489-4326

Wheelchair accessible picnic tables, parking spaces, and sanitary facilities have been designated in the main day use area at May Hall Road.

Attractions - Evansburg State Park, located in south central Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville, offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land into ridges and valleys that create feelings of enclosures and provides scenic views.

The narrow valley was first settled and farmed by Mennonites who also powered their industries with the water of Skippack. Even now, mill remnants, mill buildings and houses from the 18th and 19th centuries dot the park landscape and serve a reminders of early American life.

Recreation - Today, the park is a quiltwork of cropland, meadows, old fields and mature woodlands that attract day-use visitors from the Montgomery County and Philadelphia areas. The park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. People come to the open playfields, picnic areas, eighteen hole par 71 golf course and the relatively tranquil natural environment. For more information on the golf course call: (610) 584-4226.

Anglers are attracted to the stocked Skippack Creek and hunters enjoy over 1,000 acres of land set aside for hunting, trapping and training dogs. The park offers multi-use trails including a trailhead parking lot for horse trailers.

The park offers environmental education and interpretive programs which explore a wide variety of ecological and environmental topics. Through activity-oriented programs utilizing the park's resources, participants gain a better understanding of our fragile natural ecosystems. School group programming for all grade levels and teacher workshops are available. Scout, church, civic and private groups can also arrange for special programs. Advanced scheduling for group programming is required. All programs are available March through November.

The Friedt Visitor Center, built in the early 1700's, serves as the park visitor center. Inside the historic building visitors learn about the lifestyles of the German Mennonite families who owned the home for 190 years. Outside, the root cellar, well, herb and sensory gardens add to the eighteenth century atmosphere. An exhibit room in the house is devoted to the natural history of the area, and the house also provides an area for visitors to watch songbirds and other animals.

A youth hostel is located in the park and provides overnight accommodations for people of all ages. The hostel operates under a self-help system and provides a place to sleep, eat, shower and meet interesting people. Membership passes are required and can be obtained from the hostel or the A.Y.H. National Office.
For additional information contact:
Evansburg State Park Youth Hostel
837 May Hall Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
Telephone: (610) 489-4326

Wheelchair accessible picnic tables, parking spaces, and sanitary facilities have been designated in the main day use area at May Hall Road.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Evansburg State Park area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging above 28 degrees Fahrenheit (above -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range above 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius).

Location - From Collegeville, take Germantown Pike. From Rt. 73, take Rt. 363 to Germantown Pike. From Germantown Pike, take Skippack Creek Rd. to May Hall Rd.


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Contact Information:
Evansburg State Park, 851 May Hall Road , Collegeville, PA, 19426-1202, Phone: 610-409-1150
, evansburg@dcnr.state.pa.us

Additional Information:
Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests - Pennsylvania is known for producing some of the most valuable hardwood timber in the world. The 2.1 million acres of state forest land are protected from fire, destructive insects and diseases while offering a beautiful recreation environment for the visitor. Pennsylvania's State Park system offers visitors year-round recreational enjoyment as well. Amenities include: camping, picnicking, hiking, an assortment of winter sports and the viewing of the natural biological diversity and ecosystems found within the Commonwealth.
Philadelphia, Country-Side, Lehigh Valley Area - The Philadelphia area is historically rich and diverse in natural resources. This beautiful area beacons as a vacation destination.

Links:
Pennsylvania State Parks - Official agency website

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