Poe Paddy State Park


Poe Paddy State Park is located at the confluence of Big Poe Creek and Penns Creek, a trout angler’s paradise featuring the nationally recognized green drake mayfly hatch in June. Hikers also walk Mid State Trail. Poe Valley State Park is nearby.

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Hiking   -  Picnicking   -  Fishing   -  Snowmobiling   -  Organized Group Tenting   -  Camping


A wooden pavilion is sheltered by trees at Poe Paddy State Park, Pennsylvania.Picnicking: Picnic tables and two pavilions with four picnic tables each are available for year-round use.


Fishing: Excellent trout fishing is available in Penns Creek, which flows by the Poe Paddy campground. Fantastic fly hatches emerge from Penns Creek. The nationally known Green Drake Hatch usually occurs in late May or early June.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.


Hiking: The Mid State Trail, with orange rectangular blazes, passes through Poe Paddy. The Mid State Trail passes upstream along Penns Creek, crossing a pedestrian bridge and then goes over Paddy Mountain.


Stay the Night


Log Adirondack shelters are surrounded by trees in the campground at Poe Paddy State Park, Pennsylvania.The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Camping: vault toilets
The campground has rustic toilets and drinking water. Campers can use the sanitary dump station at nearby Poe Valley State Park. Two small Adirondack-style lean-tos and 38 tent and trailer campsites are open from the second Friday in April until early December. Access is not guaranteed in the winter months. Pets are permitted on designated sites.

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Free Camping for Campground Hosts: 1 host positions
The campground host site has amenities that include 30-amp electric service. The host is required to assist park personnel for 40 hours per week with a four-week minimum stay. Contact the park office for additional information and availability.


The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Organized Group Tenting: Qualified adult and youth groups can rent one group tenting area, which is open from the second Friday in April to mid-December, weather permitting. The group tenting area holds up to 20 people and has picnic tables, water and vault toilets. Advance reservations are recommended and can only be made by calling 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757).

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Winter Activities


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Snowmobiling: Marked gravel roads in the area are open for registered snowmobiles after deer season in December. Please remember roads also are used by motor vehicles. ATV’s are prohibited on state park or state forest roads.


Access for People with Disabilities


The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.