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​Nearby Attractions to Big Elk Creek State Park

Information about Big Elk Creek State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Big Elk Creek State Park lies between the small communities of Lewisville and Strickersville.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Big Elk Creek State Park is close to several state parks where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Marsh Creek State Park

The 1,727-acre Marsh Creek State Park is in the rolling hills of north central Chester County. The park contains the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake, which is a wonderful resource for fishing, sailing, and migrating waterfowl. Other recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, and hunting.

Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park encompasses more than 2,606 acres of Delaware County woodlands and meadows. The gently rolling terrain of the park, bisected by Ridley Creek, is only 16 miles from center city Philadelphia and is an oasis of open space in a growing urban area.

Recreational activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Susquehannock State Park

The 244-acre Susquehannock State Park is on a wooded plateau overlooking the Susquehanna River in southern Lancaster County.

Besides the outstanding view, the park offers a variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, cross-country skiing, wildlife watching, and camping for year-round fun.

White Clay Creek Preserve

The 3,212-acre White Clay Creek Preserve is in southern Chester County, three miles north of Newark, Delaware. The White Clay Creek Valley, which forms the core of the preserve, varies from steep to gradually falling terrain with some flat bottomlands, all drained by the creek.

White Clay Creek Preserve shares a boundary with White Clay Creek State Park of Delaware.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

The Natural Lands Trust Peacedale Preserve lies north of Big Elk Creek State Park, offering additional opportunities to recreate and view wildlife.

The Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Maryland lies adjacent to Big Elk Creek State Park. The area features pristine fields and woodlands.

Once owned by William DuPont, Jr., the area was purchased by the state of Maryland in 1975. Visitors enjoy opportunities to equestrian camp, archery hunt, fish, hike, and seek out the Foxcatcher Farm Covered Bridge.

Delaware’s White Clay Creek State Park is a 4,000-acre park that includes 486 acres of the original land grant of White Clay Creek Preserve. The park and preserve have activities year-round.

The park is ideal for a quiet walk or a family picnic and has exceptional opportunities for bird watching and photography.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area is Pennsylvania’s first designated Scenic River. It has been instrumental in shaping the nation’s heritage for more than 300 years, playing an important role in three revolutions: the American, Industrial, and Environmental.