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Marsh Creek State Park
Copyright: - Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks
Marsh Creek State Park
Description - Marsh Creek State Park is an integral part of the development of water resources in the Brandywine Creek Watershed which drains 330 square miles, most of which are in Chester County. A detailed record of storms extending back to 1920 indicated frequent flooding in the watershed. Other major problems included water shortages and lack of recreational opportunities for nearby population centers.

Today, the park offers a limited number of recreation opportunities serving the surrounding communities. The park offers fishing, boating and picnicking in addition to a 6 mile horse trail and a large swimming pool open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

Approximately 900 acres of Marsh Creek State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are rabbits, squirrels, pheasants, waterfowl and deer.

Attractions - Marsh Creek State Park is an integral part of the development of water resources in the Brandywine Creek Watershed which drains 330 square miles, most of which are in Chester County.

A detailed record of storms extending back to 1920 indicated frequent flooding in the watershed. Other major problems included water shortages and lack of recreational opportunities for nearby population centers.

Today, the park offers a limited number of recreation opportunities serving the surrounding communities.

Recreation - Marsh Creek State Park has a limited number of outdoor recreation opportunities. The park offers fishing, boating and picnicking in addition to a 6 mile horse trail and a large swimming pool open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

Approximately 900 acres of Marsh Creek State Park are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are rabbits, squirrels, pheasants, waterfowl and deer. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day to March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Marsh Creek 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 - The park is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 miles west of the village of Eagle on PA Route 100. Access to the park from the Pennsylvania Turnpike and points south and north is via PA Route 100 to Eagle where signs direct the visitor to the park. Non-turnpike access from the west is via U.S. Route 322 and PA Route 282 north from Downingtown.


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Contact Information:
Marsh Creek State Park, 675 Park Road , Downingtown, PA, 19335-1898, Phone: 610-458-5119
, marshcreek@dcnr.state.pa.us

Additional Information:
Pennsylvania Lakes and Reservoirs - Pennsylvania boasts as having more flowing water than any other state in the "lower 48." Whether you're looking for limestone streams, famous for trout fishing or whitewater rapids for an afternoon thrill ride, this state can fulfill that desire. The keystone state offers over 2,500 lakes and 300 streams. Ricketts Glen State Park is famous for its 30 waterfalls, the highest being a 94 foot tumble. In addition, Pennsylvania is home to the Allegheny National Forest known for its lush hardwoods, rich wildlife and a 12,000 acre lake considered ideal for catching trophy walleye, pike and muskellunge.
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.

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