Marsh Creek State Park is a 1,705 acres state park located in Upper Uwchlan & Wallace Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The park is the location of the 535-acre man-made Marsh Creek Lake. With an average depth of 40 feet (73 feet at its deepest), the lake is stocked with fish & is a stop for migrating waterfowl.
The formation of Marsh Creek Lake was designed to address several waters related problems in the region. First, to provide additional drinking water for the Chester County Water Resources Authority, alleviating a previous shortage. Second, to limit potential damage caused by seasonal flooding in the area. Finally, to provide a recreation area for residents throughout the region.
Fishing and Boating
Marsh Creek Lake is open to fishing and recreational boating. It is a warm water fishery with largemouth bass, black crappie, walleye, tiger muskellunge, & channel catfish, all swimming in its waters. The lake is a designated “big bass” lake – only bass 15 inches (38 cm) and greater may be kept. Bass smaller than 15 inches (38 cm) must be released back into the lake.
Boaters are restricted to using non-powered or electric-powered boats. Boat rentals, including canoes, sail boats, & paddle boats are available from Marsh Creek Watersports
There is an “L” shaped swimming pool that is open at Marsh Creek State Park from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, from 11:00 am until 6:45 pm every day except Fridays’, where it is open 10:00 am until 5:45 pm. A shallow wading pool is available, as well as a bathhouse, splash park, sunning area, and snack bar. Swimming in the lake is not permitted. http://www.marshcreekpool.com/
There are about 12 miles of Trails for equestrian use, hiking, and mountain biking open around the lake. Many are available from the Chalfont Road parking area with additional trails from the west boat launch and on the north side of the dam.https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/pennsylvania/marsh-creek
About 900 acres of Marsh Creek State Park are open to hunting. Hunters are expected to follow the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The common game species are squirrels, pheasant, waterfowl, rabbits, & white-tailed deer. The hunting of groundhogs is prohibited.
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