Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park(Collegeville)

Evansburg State Park


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Eileen M
宾夕法尼亚Palmerton147 条分享
Nice Place to Ride, BUT . . .
We hauled our horses down for a ride in the park.

The good:
--trails have reasonable footing and were easy for the horses to traverse. It's fairly flat and a novice rider with a solid horse should feel comfortable here.
--trailer parking is a good big space. There were some maps in the kiosk, but not many

The Bad:
--it is almost impossible to follow the map for your trails because there are multitudes of trails that come into the park from outside and there are no signs to let you know what is a park trail and a non park trail. So while it looks like it would be easy to follow the paths, it isn't. You think you should go to the Y and turn left, but there are 3 lefts not on your map between you and the one you are trying to take.

None of the road crossings tell you what road it is, so you can't use that to orient. None of the kiosk maps include a "you are here" so you can't use them, either, if you come to a parking lot or trail head.

We ended up in someone else's farm, a field, a picnic area . . . you get the idea. And we are both experienced riders and hikers who follow maps all the time with no problem.

We enjoyed the trails and plan to go back, but to get to the trailer we ended up bush whacking to the creek, finding a safe crossing, then bush whacking to the road we were parked on and riding down it to the trailers. I know there are trails that could get us there, but after 3.5 hrs we were not willing to keep casting around in hopes of finding the right path. Which would not be marked anyhow.
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宾夕法尼亚Collegeville65 条分享
Hiked here for many years. The place has gone downhill dramatically in the past several. So disappointing.
2021年3月 • 独自旅游
Trails are trash any more. Poorly marked, overgrown, trees blocking many trails. Crappy drainage, tons of mud and horse droppings everywhere.

Such a shame since it 5 minutes from my house. Compared to a place like French Creek this should actually be a 1 star park.

C’mon PA, this place deserves better.
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宾夕法尼亚Pottstown555 条分享
Huge Dissappointment
2020年7月 • 独自旅游
It's been several years since I've been here. Last time it was pretty nice. This time, far from it.

The guest house garden was just weeds and grass. Worst of all, the trail behind it was taped off with police tape.

The following multiuse trails could not be passed due to multiple downed trees and the trail behind the trees was completely overgrown. The trail off Thompson Rd., trail off Katz Rd heading northeast. There is no longer a trail water street is no longer there. You have to walk the road and there is no shoulder. The trail off water street and mill rd is poorly marked. There are multiple random trails that go nowhere. The same trail that goes east parallel to grange Ave, once it crosses water street it branches north and east about. 5 miles in. The left trail takes you to Sebastian Equine stables and the right is almost completely overgrown. The main people trail on the north side of the creek is marginally maintained. Mill creek trail is poorly marked and when you get into the group campgrounds they're are multiple trails not on the map.

Again, a huge disappointment. I'm an approved state park volunteer and this park NEVER has volunteer events. Maybe they should!
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宾夕法尼亚Collegeville32 条分享
Great park
There is a wonderful walking trail in Palmer Park that connects with the state park. I use it oftenm
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Paul M
宾夕法尼亚Skippack25 条分享
Falling apart. Who is in charge?
2017年8月 • 家庭
For the past eight years, I often visit with my teenage/young adult children when they're home from college and we are discouraged by the steady deterioration of Evansburg. Historic houses are abandoned, barns are collapsing and the trails are not maintained. The curious thing we can't figure out is the two buildings at the corner of Germantown Pike and Skippack Creek Road that are called Kaiser (Kayser?) Mill. These look newly refurbished with good windows, new roofing and all but are always locked. Why did all this money go into these buildings but others are crumbling? Also, whenever we go to the Park there always seem to be houses that suddenly disappear. Occupied and well-maintained in the spring and gone in the fall. And all rubble removed like they were never there. These were perfectly good homes that could have earned money for the state. Something is going on here. Maybe Harrisburg should look into it.
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宾夕法尼亚Valley Forge426 条分享
Good natural spaces- Poor management
2017年6月 • 好友
In reading the two reviews listed here I found much which I agreed with. The trails are not kept clear and there is poor signage. The supposedly have imposed additional restrictions regarding where horses are allowed. This park is huge for an east coast suburban park probably going far beyond what most visitors would venture to. There was a great kitchen garden at one of the main houses at the main entrance which has been totally neglected. Volunteers had done planting, harvesting nothing from themselves. They were told the State did no longer allow it because of liability issues. I say that is total BS. Set your expectation and it can be a great day outdoors. Use the pavilions or walk the trails. Although the park is large I am unsure how one could really get lost with any experience at all in the great outdoors. My main complaint is with visitors running dogs off leash. They never seem to get caught or even warned.
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Richard E
宾夕法尼亚Skippack81 条分享
Good picnic and activity facilites, poor trails
2017年4月 • 夫妻情侣
Evansburg State Park is a relatively large park along Skippack Creek. There is no entry fee.

There are a number of pavilions for group picinics, each with good parking. The rest rooms are standard state park buildings. They're suitable for their purpose.

In addition to the pavilions, plenty of open space and playground. There's a camping area - reserved for groups making advance reservations. An area is reserved for parking horse trailers, and, presumably, horse trails. There are also sports fields, including a baseball backstop. During our visit we found two cricket matches in progress.

We decided to follow a one mile "nature walk" trail. Even with a printed guide, we couldn't stay oriented (we're both generally good about staying oriented during hikes). There were only a few signs. We met another hiker who was equally lost. Additionally, the trails are close to washed out in some areas. There has been recent significant flood, which hasn't helped, but it's clear there's little effort to keep the trails clear or to repair washouts.

The park is fine for a family gathering, a baseball (or cricket) game, or a horseback ride. Hiking is somewhat problematic.

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宾夕法尼亚Villanova190 条分享
Likely the worst state/ national park that I remember having visited
2017年4月 • 夫妻情侣
This is probably the worst state/ national park that I have seen during my travels. And it pains me to say this because this park is only about 15 minutes from where we live in Phoenixville. My wife and I found this park very, very underwhelming primarily for two reasons:

1. There is close to no signage on the trails and my wife and I were lost for 30-45 mins. in the park trying to figure out a way to get back to the visitor center where we had parked our car.

2. On nearly every single trail one can walk, we saw tons and tons of horse manure lying all around us. Yes - you read that right; horse manure and that's because nearly every single walking trail is also open to horses and you know what horses do - they manure. And unlike dogs where owners are asked to pick up, horse riders can hardly be expected to pick up after they have gone galloping past. And hence for us, even as we were trying to look for our way back to the visitor center, we were trying to gingerly avoid the ton of horse manure all around us.

In addition to those two big (yuge, really) complaints, my wife and I found little else to recommend the park. There were no bike trails that we saw, no restrooms, no water fountains on the trails. There are a few picnic spots and swing sets and perhaps those are redeeming features of the park but all in all, I doubt we will be going back there anytime soon. Finally, consistent with our dismal view of the park, we also saw very few people in the park even though we were there for about 3 hours between 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. and that too on a warm (80 degree weather) day over the weekend.
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