Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land into ridges and valleys that create feelings of enclosures and provides scenic views.
The narrow valley was first settled and farmed by Mennonites who also powered their industries with the water of the Skippack. Even now, mill remnants, mill buildings and houses from the eighteenth and nineteenth century dot the park landscape and serve as reminders of early American life.
Today, the park is a quiltwork of cropland, meadows, old fields and mature woodlands that attracts day use visitors from the Montgomery County and Philadelphia areas. People come to the open play fields, picnic areas, trails, golf course and the relatively tranquil, natural environs.
An American Youth Hostel at Evansburg State Park provides overnight accommodations for people of all ages. The hostel operates under a self-help system and provides a place to sleep, eat, shower and meet interesting people. Membership passes are required and can be obtained from the hostel or the A.Y.H. National Office. For additional information contact: Evansburg State Park Youth Hostel, 837 May Hall Road, Collegeville, PA 19426, (610) 489-4326.
Managed by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
From Collegeville, take the Germantown Pike. From PA 73, take PA 363 to the Germantown Pike. From the Germantown Pike, take Skippack Creek Road to May Hall Road.