French Creek State Park

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French Creek State Park is a great option for folks who want to go camping near Philadelphia.
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This 7,730-acre park in the Schuylkill Highlands is a great option for camping near Philadelphia. It’s just an hour to an hour-and-a-half west of the city, and has plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing and birdwatching. Basic tent sites cost $15 a night, or more if you want amenities like running water or electric ($2 extra per night for pets). The fact that it’s a highly regulated state park, though, means you’ll have to follow certain rules—namely a strict no-drinking policy. So leave the booze at home!

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By: Jared Brey


Venue name: French Creek State Park
Address: 843 Park Rd
Opening hours: Daily 8am–9pm
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