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Street Address: 136 Poe Valley Park Circle Coburn, PA 16832
Mailing Address: c/o Reeds Gap State Park 1405 New Lancaster Valley Road Milroy, PA 17063-9735
Park Manager: Josh Bruce
Contact Info: 814-349-2460
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Park Alerts ( 5 Alerts )

  • Barefoot Bridge Closure:  Barefoot Bridge, east of Milroy on Honey Creek Road, will be under construction starting June 4th 2018.  Park visitors travelling to Reeds Gap State Park should plan an alternate route using the posted Honey Creek Road detour to New Lancaster Valley Road.  Park visitors travelling to Poe Valley and Poe Paddy State Parks should plan an alternate route using the Sand Mountain exit off rt 322.

  • Seasons and Hours: Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

  • Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

  • Poe Valley is participating in the Smoke Free Beach Program which has been in effect since May 1, 2017. Smoking is prohibited on the sand portion of the beach and in the swimming area. For visitors who smoke and still want to use this beach, two designated areas adjacent to the beach are provided. The restriction includes cigarettes, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes or other handheld, lighted smoking devices. The goal of this program is to improve the air quality for park visitors at and around the beach swimming area, in addition to reducing the amount of cigarette litter in this area.

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

Park Description

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.

Things To Do ( 10 Available)

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    • Poe Valley Campground
      Season : 7 Months
      Restroom : Modern
      Campsites : 4 Sites
      Electric : Yes
      Pets Allowed : Yes
      ADA Accessible : Yes
      Please be aware that only designated sites have electric, allow pets and are ADA accessible.
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    • Hunters Path
      More Difficult 0.24 miles
    • Mid State Trail
      Most Difficult 1.18 miles
    • Deep Low Place Trail
      More Difficult 0.39 miles
    • Poe Valley Nature Trail
      Easiest 0.83 miles

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