Lack of drainage by front steps : HomeImprovement

I’m in the mountains of Western NC and have a few low spots in the front yard which is at the bottom of the slope coming down from the road > driveway > walkway (imagine it terraces from each of those levels down to the house grade).

This is right in front of the concrete walkway before our steps and front porch. Underneath the front porch are French drains covered by gravel.

Looking for insight to know if I can fill these areas in (and with what/layers) or if I need to consider a French drain here and run it off the side of the house (the backyard further slopes toward a creek) or to a dry well.

Apologies I can’t figure out how to make the pictures appear in the post.

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