Although it is just a 45 minute drive from Philadelphia, Evansburg State Park in Collegeville is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the City of Brotherly Love.
Set across 3,349-acre spectacular acres, this popular Pennsylvanian public recreational space is located across 5 different townships in Montgomery County – namely Lower Salford, Towamencin, Skippack, Lower Providence and Worcester.
Centered around the picturesque Skippack Creek, this Pennsylvania state park is a haven for year-round fishing. It also boasts a number of multi-use trails that showcase its compelling landscape of forest and farmland, as well as an excellent 18-hole golf course, and plenty of areas picnics and hunting.
Overnight accommodation is limited here to just group camping, although there are plenty of RV sites in nearby campgrounds.
But if you are looking for a place to just rest, relax and recharge from the frenzy of big city life, this is as good a destination as any.
As touched upon, the park provides visitors with plenty in the way of outdoor recreational pursuits to enjoy.
Here is some more information about all you can do at Evansburg State Park.
Fishing at Evansburg State Park
Flowing for 15 miles through the heart of the park, Skippack Creek is a fantastic place to fish.
Anglers from all over Pennsylvania, as well as neighboring states, come to this picturesque spot to relax and cast a line from its banks.
The creek is usually stocked with several species of fish including both small and largemouth bass and lots of different types of trout, as well as carp, eel, sucker, panfish and catfish.
Trails at Evansburg State Park
In total, Evansburg State Park has more than 26 miles of trails winding through the park.
Suitable for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking, as well as cross country skiing in the winter, these trails meander through a scintillating landscape of woodland, meadows, fallow fields, and farmland. All of which will take your breath away.
Overall there are six miles of hiking trails in the park that range from an easy to a moderate level of difficulty.
In addition, there are 15 miles of horseriding trails, as well as 5 miles of mountain bike trails. With riders also being allowed to use the park’s roads too.
Golfing at Evansburg State Park
If you love golf you should revel in the opportunity to try your luck on the immaculate 18-hole Skippack Golf Course that is located in the park.
Open all year round, depending on the weather, the par-70 course totals 6,007 yards. It is rated as 69, while its slope is 120 and also features a club house that dates back to the 1800s.
As well as the course, there is a driving range for you to practice on. You can also book lessons or a clinic to enhance your game too.
Hunting at Evansburg State Park
During the established season, over 1,000 acres of the park are designated for hunting, trapping and the training of dogs.
The most common game species to hunt are rabbit, squirrel and deer.
You might be surprised to discover that Evansburg State Park actually lies within a special regulation area for deer hunting.
To find out more details about the park’s rules and regulations with regards to this, please familiarize yourself with the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations.
Also be mindful of the 150-yard safety zone which is in place around most of the occupied buildings, and look out for other signs that are erected in the area, to warn of specific zones where hunting is not permitted.
Be aware too that the hunting of groundhogs (otherwise known as woodchucks) is strictly prohibited.
Picnicking at Evansburg State Park
Picnicking is a very popular activity at the park with over 150 picnic tables available for those who want to enjoy an al fresco meal with friends or family.
At many of these tables you will find charcoal grills, as well as clean and modern comfort stations nearby.
Some of the most popular areas for picnicking in the park include Skippack Creek, Oaks and Pines and the Meadows Picnic Area.
Nature & Wildlife
For those visiting the park, you will soon notice how diverse the flora and fauna is there.
Forested with a mix of southern and northern hardwood trees, as well as several species of gorgeous wildflowers, it provides the perfect habitat for various wildlife to thrive.
This includes the likes of groundhogs, white-tailed deer, red foxes, rabbits and woodpeckers. All of which you will be able to see in abundance.
Pets at Evansburg State Park
Pets are welcome in the park, although dogs must be on a leash at all times and cleaned after.
There may be other restrictions in place too at any given time. So it is worth contacting the park’s main office to ascertain what they are.
Camping at Evansburg State Park
The only camping available at Evansburg State Park is a group tent area that is located within the forested Oaks Picnic Area.
It is open from April until around mid-October and can accommodate up to five people, across each of its 18 sites.
Amenities are limited to flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables. There are unfortunately no showers there.
If you are travelling to the park in an RV, you will find suitable camping options a short distance from the Warwick Woods and the Village Scene Park Campgrounds. Both of which have hookups to electricity and water. The latter also has full hookups with sewer.
Other amenities at these campgrounds include toilets, showers and a laundry service. At Warwick Woods there are plenty of pull thru sites, as well as a swimming pool and on-site general store.
While free WI-FI is available at the Village Scene Park site.
Evansburg State Park
851 Mayhall Rd,
Collegeville, PA 19426
Here is a short YouTube video showcasing several attractions at Evansburg State Park: