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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 Valley State Park campground, cottages and pavilion will be non-reservable from October 13th 2020 through the end of the 2020 season.  This is due to bridge replacement work over Big Poe Creek at the park entrance.  The park interior and lake will remain accessible by foot or boat.

 
 

Poe Valley State Park

Cozy Poe Valley State Park is nestled in a rugged mountain valley in Centre County. Seemingly endless forests surround the 25-acre Poe Lake.

The 620-acre state park is surrounded by the 198,000-acre Bald Eagle State Forest.

Poe Paddy 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.

The park office is open specific hours. The beach, overnight areas, and other areas are open specific seasons and hours. Contact the Reeds Gap State Park office for facility seasons and hours.

Reservations

Make 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.

A Pennsylvania map that shows the location of Poe Valley State Park 

Directions

From Potters Mills, go east on US 322 for 1.5 miles to near the top of the Seven Mountains Scenic Area, then follow marked state forest roads for ten miles to Poe Valley.

From Millheim, go west on PA 45 for 1.5 miles, then follow signs south for 12 miles to the park. Gravel roads turn to paved roads near the park.

No entirely paved road leads to the park.

For GPS devices use the following address: 136 Poe Valley Park Circle, Coburn, PA 16832.

GPS DD: Lat. 40.82107  Long. -77.47592

A circular map that shows the roads surrounding Poe Valley State Park 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Learn, Experience, Connect

Guided walks, evening amphitheater programs, and other special activities are part of the summer program.

Organized groups and schools can request special programs by contacting the park office.

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.

Nearest Hospitals

Mount Nittany Medical Center
1800 East Park Avenue
State College, PA 16803
814-231-7000

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
400 Highland Avenue
Lewistown, PA 17044
717-248-5411

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