SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.
Poe Paddy State Park
Poe Paddy State Park is 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 enjoy the Mid State Trail. Poe Valley State Park is nearby.
Seasons and Hours
The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.
Access cannot be guaranteed in winter. Contact the
Reeds Gap State Park office for facility seasons and hours.
online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.
From US 322, near the top of Seven Mountains, follow signs for Poe Valley State Park. On Poe Valley Road, continue past Poe Valley State Park for three miles to Poe Paddy State Park.
From Millheim, go west on PA 45 for 1.5 miles, then follow signs south for 12 miles to the park.
No paved roads lead to the park.
CAUTION: Access to Poe Paddy during the winter months may be limited. Winter maintenance is not performed on park roads or state forest roads that access Poe Paddy. Caution must be used when traveling to Poe Paddy during the winter season, especially since roads are joint-use with snowmobiles.
GPS DD: Lat. 40.83379 Long. -77.41760
Access for People with Disabilities
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.
In an Emergency
Call 911 and contact a park employee.
Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards.
Mount Nittany Medical Center
1800 East Park Avenue
State College, PA 16803
Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
400 Highland Avenue
Lewistown, PA 17044