Once the site of a prosperous lumbering town in the late 1800s, Poe's Paddy State Park lies on the convergence of Big Poe Creek and Penns Creek. The park is named for nearby Poe Mountain to the west and Paddy Mountain to the east and is home to gorgeous scenery.
Ideal for trout fishing in Pennsylvania, Penns Creek is also home to spectacular fly hatches during the spring. Pack a picnic lunch and hike the Mid State Trail - be sure to go through the exciting 250 foot long Paddy Mountain Railroad Tunnel. The camp ground is open from April to October and offers drinking water and rustic toilets. This park also offers outdoor education for young people. Check out the PA state park visiting information for details about their "Exploring Careers Outdoors" camp for high school aged young people.
Fish Surrounded by Gorgeous Scenery!
Called "a trout angler's paradise" this convergence of Penn's Creek and Big Poe Creek is the perfect place to catch wild brook and brown trout. Penn's Creek was recognized among America's 100 best trout streams by Trout Unlimited. Nationally known for its Green Drake fly hatches in May and June, this is one of the best places to go PA fly fishing. Those who prefer lake fishing can travel to nearby Poe Valley State Park and fish in the scenic Poe Lake.
For a fishing getaway, camping is available for tents and trailers. Rustic toilets and drinking water amenities are available at the campgrounds.