French Creek State Park lies adjacent to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, where a blast furnace produced iron for the American colonies between 1771 and 1883. Once deforested almost completely to provide charcoal to fuel the iron furnace, the park is now, at 7,730 acres, the largest contiguous block forest between Washington, DC and New York. Set among the old, quaint, picturesque farmland of Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, the area has been designated an Important Bird Area and Important Mammal Area. Two lakes and nearly 40 miles of hiking trails provide a great environment to hike, bike, camp and fish.
Hours of Operation
7 Days a Week: Sunrise to Sunset