Paddy Creek Recreation Area


5.00 out of 5
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Campground Description

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Posted by: Jeff Barber on January 2, 2006
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    Campground Activities

    Picnicking: 11 picnic sites open year-round. No charge for day use, but donations are welcome.Hiking: 1-mile Paddy Creek Trail. This area is also a trailhead for 17-mile Big Piney Trail through Paddy Creek Wilderness. Horses and foot traffic only; no motorized vehicles or bikes allowed in the Wilderness. Link here to wilderness.netFishing: 1/4 mile trail to Big Piney River, shown above. Link at left for more information.No lifeguard on duty.

    Campground Amenities

    21 single sites, 2 double sites each has a table, and fire ring. No drinking water; vault toilets are conveniently located. A large mowed playing field is provided. Nightly fees are $5 for campsites.

    Reservation info

    Open April 1; closes December 1.

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    Reviews of Paddy Creek Recreation Area

    Reviewed by sstollhaus on July 7, 2013

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    Very remote and quiet. The host was very friendly and helpful. The backpacking trail is great but do not expect much water as indicated on the topo map.
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    Reviewed by adam26 on April 1, 2011

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    Great place for hiking! A little off the road but a beautiful place
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