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Discover Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park is located in southeastern Pennsylvania, between the cities of Philadelphia, Reading, Lancaster. The state park lies on the eastern shores of Marsh Creek Lake, one of the most popular recreational lakes in eastern Pennsylvania. Weekend holidaymakers escape the big city of Philadelphia in seek of the lake’s excellent fishing and boating. Alongside the waterside recreation, Marsh Creek State Park offers a network of hiking, equestrian, and mountain biking trails. All this and more makes Marsh Creek State Park the ideal place to take an RV rental. Accessing the park with a rental RV is simple enough, as Interstate 76 runs from Philadelphia to the eastern edges of the park.

Rent a camper near Marsh Creek State Park, and you too can explore one of Pennsylvania’s premier state parks. Search for an RV in Chester County and see what this park and lake can offer you and your family.

Getting Outdoors

Marsh Creek Lake, which gives Marsh Creek State Park its name, is the main draw for visitors setting up camp here. One thing above all else brings them in their droves, fishing. The lake here is home to a wide range of fish species, each on offering fantastic sport and a chance to land a trophy-sized fish. Bass, above all else, are most sought after and can reach impressive sizes. This is encouraged by Marsh Creek State Park’s policy of only bass fish greater than 15 inches can be kept. Alongside the bass fish, Marsh Creek State Park campers can also land panfish, perch, black crappie, and channel catfish. This plethora of fish is also accessible during the winter months when Marsh Creek Lake becomes an ice fishing hotspot.

Along with the great fishing, Marsh Creek State Park’s lake is also an excellent place to get out on the water itself. Although gasoline-powered boats are prohibited on the lake, kayaks, canoes, and electric motors are not. The scale of the lake allows campers to take to the water from the banks of the state park and explore the lake for hours on end. Boat launching ramps can also be found within the state park, which makes accessing the water easy. Those motorhome camping without their own boats should not worry, Marsh Creek State Park’s ‘West Launch Boat Rental’ offers a range of canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards for hire.

Hiking at Marsh Creek State Park is also a favorite of campers as the park is home to over 18 miles worth of hiking trails. These trails crisscross the park’s woodlands, wetlands, and forests, creating a natural wonderland for hikers. The ‘Marsh Creek Long Loop’ is a popular route for hikers in the park, this loop takes hikers through some of the greenest parts of the state park and offers a glimpse of its abundant wildlife. The wildlife includes white-tailed deer, waterfowl, squirrels, and groundhogs.

Camping at Marsh Creek State Park

Those camping with an RV at Marsh Creek State Park will find no RV camping sites directly in the state park itself. This is not too much of an issue as RV campsites can be found within a short drive of Marsh Creek State Park. Brandywine Creek Campground, just to the west of Marsh Creek State Park, is an ideal place to set up camp. This campground provides a full 20 amp electric, water, and sewer hookup. There is also free WiFi and numerous pull-thru sites, meaning all sizes of rigs are welcome here.

Another great choice for RV camping near Marsh Creek State Park is Birchview Farm Campground. This campsite offers a full 20, 30, 50 amp electrical, water, and sewage hookup. Facilities on-site include a dump station, free WiFi, a laundrette, RV storage unit, and an on-site swimming pool. Pets are also welcome on-site but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Exploring the Area

The nearby city of Philadelphia is a hotbed of muse see sights and day trip opportunities. As the city only lies forty minutes away, it is the perfect day trip from Marsh Creek State Park. When in the city of Philadelphia, be sure to visit the famous and iconic ‘Liberty Bell.’ The Liberty Bell is a historic symbol of American Independence and a must-see when in the city. Visitors can enter the Independence Hall and visit a part of the United States history. While in the hall, visitors can also view the place where the deceleration of independence was signed, anther important national moment.

Those with a taste for everything art and culture will not want to pass up on an opportunity to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This museum is home to a wide range of art from across many genres and ears, delighting everyone from the most ardent art fanatic to the complete beginner. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is famous for the special exhibitions that it holds every year, showcasing an artist’s best work. The institution and building itself is an iconic symbol of the city and was constructed in 1928.

Families with young children are sure to enjoy a visit to the Philadelphia Zoo. This zoo is located in central Philadelphia and is home to 1,300 animals, covering forty-two acres. The zoo is considered one of the United State’s first ‘true zoos’ and has a long history to go with it. Visitors can spend a fun-filled day at the zoo, making their way around its numerous features. These include the first of its kind animal trail system called the Zoo360. This trial consists of five trails, including Big Cat Crossing, Gorilla Treeway, Treetop Trail, Great Ape Trail, and Meerkat Maze. Each one allows the animals to travel along with suspended mesh structures throughout the zoo.

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