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Big Poe Creek

Located at the confluence of Big Poe Creek and Penns Creek, you can reach this area by going four miles east of Poe Valley State Park on the gravel Big Poe Road.

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 through the 250-foot long Paddy Mountain Railroad Tunnel. Poe Valley State Park is nearby

Trout fishing at its best for both wild brook and brown trout as well as spring stocked trout in Big Poe Creek. Outstanding fly hatches occur on Penns Creek.

There are intense sulphur, caddis, and green drake fly hatches in May and early June, which make for intense, world class fly fishing.



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. Then four miles east on Big Poe Road.

From Millheim, go west on PA 45 for 1.5 miles, then follow signs south for 12 miles to the park. Then four miles east on Big Poe Road.


Regulations & Licenses:

No special regulations apply.  View general fishing and boating regulatory information.

Check out our State College Fishing Guide for more information.

Information courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Big Poe Road
Poe Valley
Big Poe Road
Poe Valley