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Ridley Creek State Park
RIDLEY CREEK STATE PARK
RIDLEY CREEK STATE PARK
1023 Sycamore Mills Rd.
Media, Pennsylvania   19063

Phone: 610-892-3900
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
Reservations: 888-727-2757
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Ridley Creek State Park
'Ridley Creek'

Mid August picture of Ridley Creek. 08/19/2011

Ridley Creek State Park
'Fungi 5'

Close up of mushroom species. 08/19/2011

Ridley Creek State Park
'Old fence posts'

Old SplitRail Fence. 08/19/2011

Ridley Creek State Park
'Fungi 3'

Fungi growing on fallen tree. 08/19/2011

Ridley Creek State Park
'Creek Reflections'
© Emily Geddes Photography 2007

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Ridley Creek State Park
'Running Along the Trail'
© Emily Geddes Photography 2007

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Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park
'Colonial Plantation'
© Images are the sole property of Riegle Photography and can not be copied, downloaded or otherwise used without permission of copyright owner, Marcia Riegle. Prints available. Email requests to mriegleyahoo.com

View of the garden area at the plantation.

Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park
'First snowfall'

Ridley Creek after first snowfall 01/22/2012

Ridley Creek State Park
'Snowfall 2012'

Ridley Creek after first snowfall 01/22/2012

Ridley Creek State Park
'Ridley Creek in Winter 1'

Ridley Creek on first day of Winter 12/22/2011

Ridley Creek State Park
'Ridley Creek in Winter 2'

Ridley Creek on first day of Winter 12/22/2011

Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park
'Ridley Creek'
© Images are the sole property of Riegle Photography and can not be copied, downloaded or otherwise used without permission of copyright owner, Marcia Riegle. Prints available. Email requests to mriegleyahoo.com

Ridley Creek State Park
'Colonial Plantation'
© Images are the sole property of Riegle Photography and can not be copied, downloaded or otherwise used without permission of copyright owner, Marcia Riegle. Prints available. Email requests to mriegleyahoo.com

One of the docents at the plantation

Ridley Creek State Park
'Spinning'
© Images are the sole property of Riegle Photography and can not be copied, downloaded or otherwise used without permission of copyright owner, Marcia Riegle. Prints available. Email requests to mriegleyahoo.com

Colonial Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park. Spinning yarn demonstration

Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park
'Tunnel'
© Emily Geddes Photography 2007

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Ridley Creek State Park
'Little Hiker, Big Woods'
© Emily Geddes Photography 2007

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Ridley Creek State Park
'Large boulder'

Trail through large boulder

Ridley Creek State Park
'Various Trails'

Trail leading past large rock. 08/19/2011

Ridley Creek State Park
'Fungi 4'

Close up of mushroom growing. 08/19/2011

Ridley Creek State Park encompasses over 2,606 acres of Delaware County woodlands and meadows. The gently rolling terrain of the park, bisected by Ridley Creek, is only 16 miles from center city Philadelphia.
History of the Area
Within the park boundaries was a small 18th century village, which grew up around the site of a mill. Now known as Sycamore Mills, the area had been previously named Bishop's Mill and Providence Mill. The miller's house, the office and library, and several small mill workers' dwellings are currently used as private residences. The park area has been designated as the "Ridley Creek State Park Historic District" on the National Register of Historic Places.

Park property was purchased in the 1960s with Project 70 funds, and developed with Land and Water Conservation Fund moneys. Park facilities were dedicated to public use in August of 1972.

The park office is in the "Hunting Hill" mansion, built by the Jeffords family in 1914. The mansion was built around a 1789 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse that forms the core of the building and serves as the reception center.
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.
26.4 miles from park*


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Picnicking
There are hundreds of picnic tables in 14 picnic areas. Each area is equipped with restrooms and charcoal grills. Several of the areas have large fields suited to sports activities. Areas #7, #8 and #11 have playground equipment. Areas #8, #11 and #17 have picnic pavilions that can be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Nature Programs
The park offers diversity in environmental education and interpretive programming. Hands-on learning experiences provide participants with the opportunity to gain awareness, appreciation and knowledge of our natural and cultural resources.

Programming is available from September to May. The environmental education specialist provides environmental education and interpretive services to private and public schools, home schooling associations, community organizations, scouting groups and park visitors. For information or to schedule a group program, call 610-892-3908.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 23 Great place to collect your thoughts by jamie~
For me, Ridley Creek State Park has always been a place I can go to collect my thoughts. Once I'm in these woods, all of my Life's worries just go away.
December 7 Great Park by Lisa Robis
There is everything possible here in Ridley Creek State Park. There are great walking trails, beautiful homes and land, and lots of nature to look at on your journey.


Area Fishing Related Businesses

Sporting Gentleman The
306 E Baltimore Ave
Media, PA
(610) 565-6140


Slapp's Tire Service
301 Flower St
Chester, PA
(610) 874-7997


American Fishing Wire
205 Carter Dr
West Chester, PA
(610) 692-1971


Leonard's Sporting Goods
8508 Lansdowne Ave
Upper Darby, PA
(610) 449-6409


Eyler's Inc Fly & Tackle
895 Penn St
Bryn Mawr, PA
(610) 527-3388


South East Archery & Sports
1852 Delmar Dr
Folcroft, PA
(610) 583-1614


Xa Fishing Inc
501 Abbott Dr
Broomall, PA
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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


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


Sheraton Great Valley Inn
707 Lancaster Ave
Frazer, PA
(610) 524-5500


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
26.4 miles from park*
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