The 1092-acre Poe Paddy State Park is a great place to have an overnight trip or catch some fish. While most of this park is left in its natural state, there are still a few great amenities that bring visitors here quite regularly. Camping is highly encouraged in Poe Paddy State Park, with several overnight options available for guests.
Feel free to enjoy the 34 tent and trailer campsites that exist here, as well as the 17 group sites scattered throughout the area. These areas all feature vaulted toilets, water hookups, and a dump station located at the nearby Poe Valley State Park. Rental showers are available for guests, provided they pay a small additional fee.
If you're looking to rent a group cabin, more information can be found on the Pennsylvania State Parks' website. Dogs are allowed on the campgrounds provided they are leashed up throughout their stay. If you'd like to try your hand at catching your dinner for the evening, make sure you check out Poe Creek.
This magnificent body of water flows right along the campgrounds, which makes it easy for overnight guests to sink a line. There's also Penns Creek which features the nationally known Green Drake Hatch that occurs every year. Guests who would like to catch this event should try to arrive somewhere between late May and the first weeks of June.
Pennsylvania requires all visiting fishers to come with up to date licenses before engaging in the sport. These can be purchased either at the park's central offices or in several sporting goods stores in the surrounding area. Canines are welcome to stay with their owners while they fish, as long as they stay out of the water and refrain from disturbing others guests.
Hiking is limited in the park, except for the Mid State Trail, which is a multi-state path perfect for overnight backpackers. Guests are free to enter this trail with their canine, but park officials recommend picking up a trail map before setting off. Make sure to pack fresh water, and pick up any messes that your dog might deposit on the ground.