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2010. After the tropical storm/depression cleared out. The road I was on had been covered in water.
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Evansburg State Park
EVANSBURG STATE PARK
EVANSBURG STATE PARK
851 May Hall Rd.
Collegeville, Pennsylvania   19426

Phone: 610-409-1150
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
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Evansburg State Park

2010. After the tropical storm/depression cleared out. The road I was on had been covered in water.

Evansburg State Park

I was able to take so many pictures. I was in my sons car taking the pictures out of the passenger side window. It didnt even fly away when I rolled the window down. 2010.

Evansburg State Park

I think it wanted its picture taken. It really did some posing for me 2010, after the flooding went down.

Evansburg State Park

2010. View from one of the trails.

Evansburg State Park

2010. Trail at the park.

Evansburg State Park

2010. Went to check out the flooding. When I first entered the park, I saw one of these beautiful birds and on the way out, was lucky enough to see two. Unfortunately, I couldnt get close to them.

Evansburg State Park

2010. After the tropical storm/depression left the area.

Evansburg State Park

2010. After the tropical storm/depression left the area.

Evansburg State Park

After the tropical storm/depression passed over us. This part of the park usually has just a trickle of water, if that. 2010.

Evansburg State Park

2010. After the flooding rain stopped.

Evansburg State Park
'Red Tail Hawk'
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Red Tail Hawk resting before the hunt

Evansburg State Park
'Skippack Creek'
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Skippack Creek during a fresh snowfall

Evansburg State Park
'Evansburg State Park'
© Photos Copyright Bobbie Alexander

Picnic area of Evansburg Park after a snowfall

Evansburg State Park
'Skippack Creek'
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Skippack Creek after a fresh snowfall

Evansburg State Park
'Reflections'
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Skippack Creek on a crisp winter day.

Evansburg State Park
'Cloaked in White'
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Early morning on the Skippack Creek Trail and everything dressed in white-beautiful view.

Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg 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 the Skippack. Even now, mill remnants, mill buildings and houses from the eighteenth and nineteenth century dot the park landscape and serve as reminders of early American life.

Today, the park is a quiltwork of cropland, meadows, old fields and mature woodlands that attracts day use visitors from the Montgomery County and Philadelphia areas. People come to the open play fields, picnic areas, trails, golf course and the relatively tranquil, natural environs.
Nature of the Area
Evansburg State Park is forested by a combination of northern and southern hardwood types in various stages of growth. The blending of these types results in a remarkably wide variety of trees, wildflowers, habitats and wildlife.

Early morning and evening hours are the best time to see deer, rabbits and other wildlife. Please obey park regulations to protect park resources.

Caution: Poison ivy is common in the park.
History of the Area
In 1684, when William Penn purchased the portion of his American Province that is now Evansburg State Park, the inhabitants were the Unami of the Lenni Lenape (Delaware) Nation. Shortly thereafter, the area was settled according to the plan of Penn's "Holy Experiment."

The area developed rapidly. By 1714, the Skippack Pike was constructed to provide access to the Philadelphia market. An eight arch stone bridge spanning the Skippack Creek on the Germantown Pike was constructed in 1792. It is the oldest bridge in continuous, heavy use in the nation.

The Skippack Valley remained an agrarian economy through the early part of the twentieth century. Following World War II, the pace of change quickened. Prior to acquisition of park lands, the rural charm of the area was in danger because much of the countryside was being threatened by urbanization.

Background studies were critical to planning for Evansburg State Park. The earliest of these was the Tri-State Commission Regional Open Space Plan which identified the site in 1933. In 1962, the State Planning Board identified Evansburg as an area to be acquired under the "Project 70" plan. In the late 1960s, the "Project 70 Land Acquisition and Borrowing Act" provided the funding for acquisition of the 3,349 acres which is Evansburg State Park. In 1975, plans for the first phase of development were approved. Project 500 (Land and Water Conservation Fund) provided the moneys necessary to develop the park's major recreation area that was officially opened for public use on June 28, 1979.

Today, Evansburg State Park preserves a significant area of unspoiled, natural beauty in Montgomery County and serves as a buffer between highly developed areas. As the communities surrounding the park continue to grow and expand, it will continue to provide a place for outdoor recreation, education and solitude.
Places To Find Supplies
Waynebrook Inn - Honey Brook, PARestaurant
Come experience the rich history and refined hospitality of the Waynebrook Inn, Est. 1865. Our charming full service hotel has been splendidly refurbished and is nestled in the midst of beautiful Amish farm country near Lancaster in historic Chester County. At the Waynebrook you can experience that rarity among country inns along with the amenities of a full service hotel...the elegance and beguiling charm of American Inns of yesteryear coupled with the modern conveniences today's travelers demand.
27.7 miles from park*


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Picnicking
Over 150 picnic tables, many charcoal grills and modern restrooms are located throughout the park. The main picnic area is on May Hall Road. An additional picnic area is on Lewis Road in the southern portion of the park. Visitors can enjoy a quiet setting along the Skippack Creek, or engage in non-organized family games such as badminton, horseshoes and Frisbee.

Picnic Pavilion: It holds 60 people and may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. If not reserved, the picnic pavilion is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS for reservations.
Trails
Hiking: 6 miles of trails

Most portions of the trails are easy walking with some sections of moderate difficulty.

Biking:

A five-mile mountain bike trail at the southern end of the park can be accessed at the trailhead on Fern Avenue. Bicycles are prohibited on all hiking and equestrian trails within the park. Bicycles are permitted on paved roads that are open to vehicle traffic. Remember that the rules of the road also apply to bicycles.
Nature Programs
Environmental education and interpretive programs 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. For more information, contact the environmental education specialist at 610-409-1150.
Area Attractions
The area surrounding Evansburg State Park is rich in tourist attractions. A lucky traveler may happen upon a country auction or visit one of the many antique shops located in this rich, historic belt.

Nearby attractions include: downhill skiing at Spring Mount, the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, Valley Forge National Historic Park and the quaint Skippack Village.

For information on nearby attractions and accommodations, please contact the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, 888-VISIT-VF.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 2 nice little park by Matt
This is a nice little park with a lot of potential. Check out the mountain biking trail. needs some work but its a nice local trail


Area Campgrounds

Boulder Woods Campground
1050 Camp Skymount Road
Green Lane, PA
215-257-7178


Homestead Campground
1150 Allentown Road
Green Lane, PA
215-257-3445


Area Fishing Related Businesses
Ed's Bait
445 Bethlehem Pike
Colmar, PA
(215) 822-7068


Sport Fishin' Outlet
230 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA
(610) 275-2441


Angler's Pro Shop
3361 Bethlehem Pike
Souderton, PA
(215) 721-4909


Center Point Pond Inc
1814 S Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA
(610) 222-9060


Walt's Sport Shop
256 Spring Mill Ave
Conshohocken, PA
(610) 828-4658


Blue Water Fishing Tackle Co
1304 Conshohocken Rd # 185
Plymouth Meeting, PA
(610) 270-9620


French Creek Hunting & Fishing Outfitters
270 Schuylkill Rd
Phoenixville, PA
(610) 933-7200


Center Point Pond Inc
1814 Valley Forge Rd
Norristown, PA
(610) 222-9060


Montgomery County: Fishing
Norristown, PA
(610) 278-3070


One Shot Hunting N Fishing
1610 Quarry Rd
Lansdale, PA
(215) 855-9448


Area Cabins and Lodges
London Bridge Resorts
1150 1st Ave
King of Prussia, PA
(610) 680-3500


Epic Resorts
1150 1st Ave
King of Prussia, PA
(610) 992-0100


Springhill Suites
430 Plymouth Rd
Plymouth Meeting, PA
(610) 940-0400


Wyndham Valley Forge Suites
888 Chesterbrook Blvd
Wayne, PA
(610) 647-6700


Spring Mountain Ski Area Information
750 Spring Mount Rd
Schwenksville, PA
(610) 287-7900


Epic Resorts
200 Barr Harbor Dr
Conshohocken, PA
(610) 260-6040


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Waynebrook Inn - Honey Brook, PAHotels/Motels
Come experience the rich history and refined hospitality of the Waynebrook Inn, Est. 1865. Our charming full service hotel has been splendidly refurbished and is nestled in the midst of beautiful Amish farm country near Lancaster in historic Chester County. At the Waynebrook you can experience that rarity among country inns along with the amenities of a full service hotel...the elegance and beguiling charm of American Inns of yesteryear coupled with the modern conveniences today's travelers demand.
Web Site: WaynebrookInn.com
27.7 miles from park*
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Directions
From Collegeville, take the Germantown Pike. From PA 73, take PA 363 to the Germantown Pike. From the Germantown Pike, take Skippack Creek Road to May Hall Road.

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