Evansburg State Park
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 provide scenic views.
The first European settlers were Mennonite farmers who 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 quilt work 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.
Seasons and Hours: The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The park office is open specific hours. The overnight areas and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.
Picnicking: Over 150 picnic tables, many charcoal grills, and modern restrooms are located throughout the park. The Oaks and Pines picnic areas are on May Hall Road. The Meadows Picnic Area is off Cedar Lane in the southern portion of the park. Visitors can enjoy a quiet setting along the Skippack Creek, or engage in family games like badminton, horseshoes, and Frisbee.
Picnic Pavilions: Pavilion A holds 60 people and Pavilion B holds 200. Both may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. If not reserved, picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ballfields: A regulation softball field is available on Skippack Creek Road.
Fishing: Skippack Creek has spring trout fishing and warmwater fishing throughout the year. The creek is stocked with brown and rainbow trout from pre-season to Memorial Day. Warmwater fish are smallmouth bass, catfish, sucker, carp, panfish, and eel. An ADA accessible fishing pier is in the picnic area off Cedar Lane.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.
Hunting and Firearms: Over 1,000 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are deer, rabbit, and squirrel.
Evansburg lies within a special regulation area for deer hunting. For information on the rules and regulations that apply to this area, refer to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations.
Be alert for the 150-yard safety zone surrounding each of the many occupied buildings and for other signs posting areas closed to hunting.
Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information.
Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park.
Complete information on hunting rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission Web site.
Hiking: 6 miles of trails
Mountain Biking: 5 miles of trails
Horseback Riding: 15 miles of trails
Golf: The picturesque, eighteen-hole, par 71, Skippack Golf Course includes a clubhouse and is open to the public. 610-584-4226 www.skippackgolfclub.com/
Organized Group Tenting: The group tenting area is in a clearing in the forested Oaks Picnic Area and is open from April to mid-October. Up to five people may occupy each of the 18 sites. There are flush toilets, but no showers, picnic tables, and fire rings. Qualified adult and youth groups may use this area. Reservations are required. Call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS for reservations.
Explore organized group tenting for more information.
Explore the Winter Report for the current snow and ice depths.
Cross-country Skiing: Most of the trails are open to cross-country skiing.
Access for People with Disabilities
Accessible picnic tables, parking spaces, and sanitary facilities have been designated in the main day use area at May Hall Road.
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.