Current Conditions

Alerts

Information

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,information ,, Mt. Joy Trail Closure and Forest Restoration An unauthorized social trail on Mt. Joy will be permanently closed and remediated beginning on July 10th. The trail is being removed because it crosses through a forest restoration area, disturbs historic earthworks and is causing serious soil erosion.
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  • Alert 2 , Severity ,information ,, Valley Creek Fishing Please help limit the spread of disease by cleaning your equipment before getting into Valley Creek. It is as easy as SCRUB (scrub off any debris), SPRAY (spray with a 10% bleach solution away from water), SOAK (for 5 minutes), and RINSE (fresh water).
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Park Roads and Trails

  • All Park Facilities are open.
  • An unauthorized social trail on Mt. Joy will be permanently closed and remediated beginning on July 10th. A map of the trail closure, along with authorized neighboring trails on Mt. Joy, is available here.

    The trail is being removed because it crosses over some of the original earthworks built by the Continental Army in 1777-78. Repeated walking, erosion, and wear is damaging these historic earthworks. Additionally, the trail cuts through a forest restoration area, allowing for invasive species to spread and eliminating any natural regeneration that was occurring. This repeated trampling destroys vegetation and compacts any remaining soil leaving the area bare. The current trail is too steep and serious soil erosion is occurring, washing soil and nutrients onto park roads and trails.

    Please help us protect the natural and cultural resources in your park and stay on the 35 miles of official park trails. The official trails are designed to provide access to the different habitats and cultural sites in the park, to connect to other trails and allow users to make loops, to be of varying difficulty, and to be sustainable and manageable by the park.
 

Construction Projects

The park has a number of ongoing projects that may impact your visit. Any closures caused by construction projects will be listed at the top of this page. To learn more about the current projects in Valley Forge, visit our construction projects page.

Last updated: July 5, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Phone:

(610) 783-1000

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