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Attention: Hunting is permitted at Marsh Creek during established hunting seasons. During hunting seasons, all park users in hunting areas should wear fluorescent orange for their safety. For hunting purposes, the use of shotguns, muzzleloaders, and archery is permitted. For visitor safety, the use of all center fire and rim fire rifles and handguns is prohibited.

Marsh Creek is currently sold out of launch permits. Launch permits are required for all non-motorized watercrafts on PA waters. Permits can be purchased online at or at participating Walmarts or Dick's Sporting Goods.

Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.

Please be advised that Marsh Creek State Park often reaches parking capacity on busy weekends throughout the summer months. When this occurs, the park is closed temporarily to vehicles. Vehicles are rerouted outside the park until the park is able to open to vehicular traffic once again. Please call the park office with questions at 610-458-5119.

Marsh Creek State Park

Marsh Creek State Park is in the rolling hills of north central Chester County. The 1,784-acre park contains the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake, which is a wonderful resource for fishing, sailing, and migrating waterfowl.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The pool and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the Marsh Creek State Park office for facility seasons and hours.

This map shows the park in Pennsylvania. 


The park is about two miles west of the village of Eagle, off of PA 100.

Access to the park from the Downingtown Exit 312 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is via PA 100 north. In Eagle, signs direct you to the day-use (east) side of the park.

The horse stable, most trails, and 24-hour boat launch access are located on the west side of the park at 800 North Reeds Road, Downingtown, PA.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.06805  Long. -75.71925

This circular map shows the roads near the park. 

Learn, Experience, Connect

The park offers a wide variety of environmental education programs.

Through hands-on activities, guided walks, and evening programs, participants gain appreciation, understanding, and develop a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources.

Curriculum-based environmental education programs are available to schools and youth groups. Teacher workshops are available. Group programs must be arranged in advance and may be scheduled by calling the park office.

Programs are offered April to November. Contact the Marsh Creek park office for more information.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

A two-plug, electric vehicle charging station is available for public use in the parking area near the swimming pool.

Please move to another parking space once your vehicle has been charged.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards.

Nearest Hospitals

Chester County Hospital
701 East Marshal Street
West Chester, Pa 19380

Paoli Hospital
255 W Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301

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