Where to Fish


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Bald Eagle State Park

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The 1,730-acre Sayers Reservoir and its 23 miles of shoreline offers excellent warm water fishing. Common species are crappie, yellow perch, tiger muskellunge, channel catfish and largemouth and smallmouth bass. The lake is a panfish enhancement waterway and special regulations apply. An ADA accessible fishing pier is at the Winter Launch in the Main Park Area.

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Bendigo State Park

The East Branch of the Clarion River flows through the park and is an excellent fishery. The river is stocked with trout and is home to many cold-water species. A fishing platform behind the pool allows for easy access for children and the elderly.

Black Moshannon State Park

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The 250-acre Black Moshannon Lake provides habitat for warm water fishing. Below the lake, Black Moshannon Creek contains trout. Trout anglers can enjoy their sport in several nearby streams, especially Six Mile Run. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations apply. A Delayed Harvest – Artificial Lures Only area is designated on 1.3 miles of Black Moshannon Creek from Dry Hollow downstream to 0.3 miles downstream of the Huckleberry Road bridge. An ADA accessible fishing pier is on the western shore of the lake.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Except for the ice skating area, all of the 250-acre Black Moshannon Lake is open for ice fishing. Popular species caught through the ice are yellow perch, bluegill, northern pike, crappie and largemouth bass.

Bucktail State Park

Anglers can fish in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and its many feeder streams.

Chapman State Park

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The 68-acre Chapman Lake has fishing for cold-water and warm-water fish, including brook and brown trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, yellow perch and sucker. ADA accessible fishing piers are on the eastern and western shorelines of Chapman Lake. Within the park and the surrounding Allegheny National Forest there is good trout fishing in the West Branch of Tionesta Creek and Farnsworth Run.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Chapman Lake is popular fishing for perch and trout.

Colton Point State Park

Fishing is available to those visitors who wish to make the long, steep hike to the bottom of the canyon to Pine Creek. Species include trout, smallmouth bass and panfish. Nearby trout streams include Marsh Creek, Stoney Fork Creek, Asaph Run, Straight Run and Four-Mile Run, which is along the Turkey Path Trail.

Elk State Park

The 1,160-acre East Branch Lake is a cold-water fishery. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks muskellunge, walleye, smallmouth bass, brook, rainbow, brown, and lake trout in the lake. Five Mile, Seven Mile, Straight, Middle Fork and Crooked creeks are all stocked streams. Many smaller streams abound in native brook trout.

Hills Creek State Park

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The warm waters of the 137-acre Hills Creek Lake provide excellent fishing for warm-water species. Common fish are muskellunge, walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and yellow perch. This lake is on the Bass Masters Tournament Rotation. Largemouth bass weighing over eight pounds have been pulled from the lake. A fishing pier for people with disabilities is at the Pines Boat Launch

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing success in the 137-acre Hills Creek Lake is exceptional for yellow perch, bluegill and an occasional walleye.

Hyner Run State Park

Hyner Run is excellent trout fishing. Brook and brown trout are stocked annually and native brook trout inhabit its upper reaches. Numerous other mountain streams within a relatively short distance of the park provide excellent trout fishing. The nearby right branch of Young Womans Creek has a fly fishing area.

Kettle Creek State Park

The 167-acre Kettle Creek Reservoir is noted for its trout and bass fishing. Also found in the lake are brown bullhead, sucker and panfish. The Lower Campground is beside the seven-acre Kettle Creek Lake, a very popular fishing area. Kettle Creek is noted for its excellent water quality that supports a healthy aquatic population. Mine drainage limits the fishing quality below the Lower Campground.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.The lake is stocked with trout for the winter season.

Leonard Harrison State Park

Fishing is available to those visitors who wish to make the long, steep hike to the bottom of the canyon to Pine Creek. Species include trout, smallmouth bass and panfish. Nearby trout streams include Marsh Creek, Stoney Fork Creek, Asaph Run, Straight Run and Four-Mile Run, which is along the Turkey Path Trail.

Little Pine State Park

The 94-acre Little Pine Lake has 3.3 miles of shoreline. There is also 4.2 miles of stream. These warm-water and cold-water fisheries have stocked and native trout (brook, rainbow and brown), smallmouth bass, pickerel, sunfish, catfish and perch. This diversity provides good fly, bank and boat fishing. There is a special regulation, artificial lure only, fishing area along Little Pine Creek in the northeast section of the park.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.The lake is stocked with trout for the winter season.

Lyman Run State Park

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The 45-acre Lyman Run Lake is noted for its exceptional water quality and provides excellent trout fishing. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks the lake with rainbow and palomino trout throughout the fishing season. Lyman Run from Lyman Lake to West Branch Road is approved trout water and stocked each spring. The upper Lyman Run basin is a wild brook trout enhancement area. From the inflow to Lyman Lake upstream, 5.3-miles of Lyman Run and all its tributaries are excellent for wild brook trout fishing. Anglers should consult the Summary of Fishing Regulations and Laws for current restrictions and creel limits.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.The 45-acre Lyman Run Lake provides ice fishing for rainbow and palomino trout during the winter months.

McCalls Dam State Park

White Deer Creek has native trout.

Milton State Park

The Susquehanna River has warm water and cold water fishing. Common species are smallmouth bass, panfish and catfish.

Mount Pisgah State Park

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The 75-acre Stephen Foster Lake provides habitat for perch, bass, bluegill and crappie. On the west shore of the lake is an ADA accessible angler's area that features a parking lot and easy access to the lake for shore fishing.

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Ole Bull State Park

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The excellent water quality along Kettle Creek provides good fishing. Both Kettle Creek and Ole Bull Run offer fishing for brook, brown and rainbow trout. A special regulation area for children and people with disabilities is located below the dam breast to the fordway. Fishing is prohibited between the wires at the dam basin and swimming area.

Parker Dam State Park

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The 20-acre Parker Lake and many trout streams are popular with anglers throughout the year. Brook trout are stocked in the spring, fall and winter. Anglers also can catch largemouth bass, bluegills and brown bullhead.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Trout are stocked during late fall for anglers. There is no winter stocking through the ice.

Poe Paddy State Park

Excellent trout fishing is available in Penns Creek, which flows by the Poe Paddy campground. Fantastic fly hatches emerge from Penns Creek. The nationally known Green Drake Hatch usually occurs in late May or early June.

Poe Valley State Park

Lake angling is popular, especially at the beginning of the trout season in mid-April. The lake is stocked with trout several times per season.Common game species include brown and rainbow trout, catfish, pickerel, sunfish and perch. For stream fishing, the famous Penns Creek and Big Poe Creek are within a short distance of the park.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Ravensburg State Park

Rauchtown Run and its tributaries provide excellent cold water fishing for native brown and brook trout. Warm water fishing is within easy driving distance and includes the west branch of the Susquehanna River, Bald Eagle Creek and Blanchard Lake.

Raymond B. Winter State Park

The park is a cold-water fishery, stocked with brown, rainbow and brook trout. With the exception of the swimming area, the lake and its tributary streams are open to public fishing. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks the lake and Rapid Run regularly during the season. Many anglers gather near the sandstone dam or the fishing pier.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Reeds Gap State Park

Native and stocked trout are found in Honey Creek and smaller mountain streams like Reeds Gap Run. Hiking trails offer access to Honey Creek. The spring months offer the best angling.

Sand Bridge State Park

Rapid Run is an excellent cold-water fishery. It is stocked annually with brook and brown trout.

Shikellamy State Park

The 3,060-acre Lake Augusta is a popular bass and walleye area. Other game fish found in the lake are muskellunge, black crappies, northern pike and catfish.

Simon B. Elliott State Park

Fishing in small mountain streams surrounding the park offers sport for those who like to walk and fish in uncrowded streams for native and stocked trout.

Sinnemahoning State Park

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The 145-acre George B. Stevenson Reservoir has fishing for cold-water and warm-water species, including brook, rainbow and brown trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, sunfish, bluegill, pickerel, perch, crappie and catfish. An ADA accessible fishing pier is located near the boat launch. Nearby creeks also provide good angling and some feeder streams in the park contain native brook trout. Excellent fly fishing can be found on First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek, downstream from the mouth of Bailey Run for 2.1 miles. This section is designated as a delayed harvest, artificial lures only special regulation area.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Conditions permitting, all areas of the lake are open for ice fishing except within 50 feet of the trash boom by the dam.

Sizerville State Park

Anglers will find that the east and west branches of Cowley Run, which flow through the park, contain brook and brown trout. Cowley Run is a high quality stream offering mountain freestone fishing at its best. It is not unusual to catch native brook trout in these waters. Nearby, the Portage and Driftwood branches of the Sinnemahoning Creek provide anglers with an opportunity to fish for smallmouth bass and trout. All streams receive spring stockings and are under the laws of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Susquehanna State Park

The Susquehanna River has warm water and cold water fishing. Common species are smallmouth bass, panfish and catfish.

Upper Pine Bottom State Park

The trout stream Upper Pine Bottom Run flows through the park.

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Blue Knob State Park

Trout fishing enthusiasts find excitement in fishing Bob’s Creek and its tributaries. Streams within the park contain native brook trout along with stocked trout placed through a cooperative nursery program operated by the Pavia Sportsmen Club Inc. and the park. Fishing is good April through June and in early fall.

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park

Buck Run flows through the park and provides a population of native trout for fishing enthusiasts.

Caledonia State Park

The East Branch Conococheague and Rocky Mountain creeks and Carbaugh Run flow through the park and the surrounding state forest lands, offering many exciting places for anglers. Brown trout, rainbow trout, native brook trout and some warm-water game fish can be found in these streams.

Canoe Creek State Park

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The beautiful 155-acre Canoe Lake is stocked with walleye, muskellunge, bass, trout, chain pickerel, catfish, crappies and other panfish. A fishing pier for people with disabilities is in the East Shore Day Use Area.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is a popular winter activity during the extended trout season.

Codorus State Park

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The 1,275-acre Lake Marburg is a warm water fishery. Popular species are yellow perch, bluegill, northern pike, crappie, largemouth bass, catfish, muskellunge and tiger muskellunge. Bow fishing is permitted in the shallow cove areas. A fishing pier for people with disabilities is on the southeast side of 1st Bridge. Lake Marburg is in the Big Bass Program. Large and smallmouth bass must be a minimum of 15 inches long to be harvested and the daily limit is four fish of either species, combined. East Branch Codorus Creek, along Park Road, is an approved trout stocking stream.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Except for the ice skating area, all of the 1,275-acre Lake Marburg is open for ice fishing. Popular species caught through the ice are yellow perch, bluegill, northern pike, crappie, largemouth bass, catfish, muskellunge and tiger muskellunge.

Colonel Denning State Park

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The 3.5-acre Doubling Gap Lake has trout fishing. A fishing pier for people with disabilities is by the dam.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Cowans Gap State Park

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The 42-acre Cowans Gap Lake offers excellent trout fishing and also has bass, perch and panfish. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier. The South Branch of Little Aughwick Creek offers good trout fishing.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.The lake is open for ice fishing except for the ice skating area.

Fowlers Hollow State Park

Fowler Hollow Run traverses the park and provides trout fishing. The stream receives a pre-season stocking of brook trout.

Gifford Pinchot State Park

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The 340-acre Pinchot Lake has largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, muskellunge, catfish, carp, walleye, crappie and sunfish. Pinchot Lake is designated a big bass lake. Special regulations cover the minimum size and creel limits for all species of bass. ADA accessible fishing pads are near Boat Launch 2 and a pier is in the Quaker Race Day Use Area.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishermen most often catch largemouth bass. Occasionally, walleye, muskellunge, crappies and sunfish may be caught through the ice.

Greenwood Furnace State Park

The six-acre Greenwood Lake is regularly stocked with trout.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Little Buffalo State Park

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The 88-acre Holman Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. This warm-water fishery enjoys natural reproduction of largemouth bass, catfish and panfish. The lake is designated as a “Big Bass Lake.” Bass must be at least 15 inches long with a daily limit of four. Brook, brown, and rainbow trout, and fingerlings of tiger muskellunge are stocked several times a year. An ADA accessible fishing pier is by the Main Boat Launch.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted on Holman Lake except in the ice skating area. The lake is noted for a high panfish harvest, along with trout and warm water game fish.

Mont Alto State Park

The West Branch of Antietam Creek flows through the park and offers excellent trout fishing.

Penn-Roosevelt State Park

Standing Stone Creek has native trout.

Pine Grove Furnace State Park

The common fish in the 25-acre Laurel Lake and the 1.7-acre Fuller Lake are pickerel, perch, bass and stocked trout. Mountain Creek, which flows through the park, has cold-water species like brown, brook and rainbow trout.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted in Laurel Lake.

Prince Gallitzin State Park

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The 1,635-acre Glendale Lake is a warm-water fishery with bass, pike and muskellunge as the most common game fish. There is also a good population of panfish that includes crappie, bluegill and perch. Killbuck Run is stocked with trout. A fishing pier for people with disabilities is at Pickerel Pond.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Common species caught through the ice are perch, walleye, pike and crappies.

Shawnee State Park

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The 451-acre Shawnee Lake is stocked with warm-water game fish. Common game species are smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, catfish, crappie, yellow perch, bluegill, sunfish, sucker, bullhead and carp. An ADA accessible fishing pier is by the Diehl Boat Launch.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Common species caught through the ice are yellow perch, northern pike, walleye and pickerel.

Trough Creek State Park

Stream fishing in Great Trough Creek provides a variety of fish including trout, smallmouth bass, rock bass, sucker and panfish. In recent years, smelt fish netting has become popular each spring when these fish enter tributaries of Raystown Lake to spawn. Lake fishing is available via a short walk along Terrace Mountain Trail to a sheltered cove of Raystown Lake. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and seasons apply.

Warriors Path State Park

The Raystown Branch of the Juniata River provides excellent fishing opportunities for smallmouth bass, rock bass, muskellunge, walleye, catfish, eel, carp and sucker.

Whipple Dam State Park

The 22-acre Whipple Lake and Laurel Run are stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in the spring and winter months.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

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Beltzville State Park

The 949-acre Beltzville Lake is stocked with warm-water and cold-water game fish and panfish. Common species are trout, striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, muskellunge and perch. Below the dam, Pohopoco Creek is stocked with trout. Much of the lake’s northern shoreline can be reached from Pohopoco Drive.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Delaware Canal State Park

The Delaware River contains many species of game fish including American shad, striped bass, smallmouth bass and walleye. Shad migration starts in early spring. The Delaware Canal contains a variety of warmwater game fish. The 90-acre Giving Pond contains a variety of warmwater game fish.

Evansburg State Park

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Skippack Creek has spring trout fishing and warm water fishing throughout the year. The creek is stocked with brown and rainbow trout from preseason to Memorial Day. Warm-water fish are smallmouth bass, catfish, sucker, carp, panfish and eel. An accessible fishing dock is in the picnic area on Lewis Road.

Fort Washington State Park

Wissahickon Creek passes through the park offering trout fishing in the spring. During the summer, it offers warm water fishing for carp, catfish, panfish and suckers.

Frances Slocum State Park

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The 165-acre Frances Slocum Lake is a warm-water fishery. Common species are crappie, bluegill, perch, catfish, muskellunge, pickerel, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye and stocked trout. An ADA accessible fishing pier is between Picnic Pavilion Three and the main boat launch.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

French Creek State Park

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Scotts Run Lake: This 22-acre cold-water lake offers excellent trout and other cold-water species fishing. Hatchery raised trout are stocked pre-season, during the season and in the winter.

Hopewell Lake: 68 acres of prime water presents a challenge for anglers. A wide variety of Pennsylvania warm-water species are found at Hopewell Lake, including: northern pike, chain pickerel, bass, walleye, muskellunge and many species of panfish. This lake is designated as a big bass lake and specific regulations apply. A fishing pier for people with disabilities in in the day use area.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Both lakes permit ice fishing.

Gouldsboro State Park

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The common fish in the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake and the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake are bass, pickerel, yellow perch, catfish and sunfish. Gouldsboro Lake has muskellunge, walleye, crappie, sucker and fallfish. An ADA accessible fishing pier is near Parking Lot 4.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Hickory Run State Park

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Anglers find excellent sport in many of the streams and lakes within the park boundaries. Some streams are stocked with brook and brown trout. Mud Run is a delayed harvest, artificial lure only stream. The lower 2.9 miles of Hickory Run, from near the Saylorsville Dam to the Lehigh River, is a catch and release fishing only area. A fishing pier for people with disabilities is on the CCC Pond, near the campground.

The Lehigh River, which flows along the western boundary of the park, has warm-water game fish, trout and panfish. Francis E. Walter Dam, about 20 minutes from the park, provides boating and angling for trout and warm-water game fish.

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

Bushkill Creek, which is regularly stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, provides excellent trout fishing.

Lackawanna State Park

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The 198-acre Lackawanna Lake has cold-water and warm-water fish. Common fish are trout, muskellunge, walleye, channel catfish, bullhead, pickerel and largemouth bass. The 2.5-mile long lake has more than 7.5 miles of shoreline. The fishing pier by the main boat launch is ADA accessible. The 3-acre Trostle Pond, in the northern end of the park, is open to youth fishing only (ages 12 and under) and hosts a variety of warm-water species.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Most of the 198-acre Lackawanna Lake is open for ice fishing, except for the ice skating area, under the PA 407 bridge and near the dam/spillway. Common fish are trout, muskellunge, walleye, pickerel, perch and largemouth bass.

Lehigh Gorge State Park

Fishing in the river and streams is permitted during seasons established by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The northern section from the Francis E. Walter Dam to Sandy Run is stocked with trout and is most popular with anglers. Whitewater boating between the Francis E. Walter Dam and White Haven is discouraged to promote this section for fishing activities.

Locust Lake State Park

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The 52-acre Locust Lake is a warm-water fishery and receives several stockings of brown and brook trout annually. Pickerel, bass (largemouth and smallmouth) and panfish give anglers action in all seasons. Fishermen who are not camping are required to use the fishermen’s parking area near the park entrance. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier by the program pavilion on the north side of the lake.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Trout is the primary species caught through the ice.

Marsh Creek State Park

The 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake is good to excellent fishing for warm-water species. Anglers have landed 40-inch long tiger muskies (hybrid cross between northern pike and native muskellunge). Other species include largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye and a variety of panfish. The lake is designated a big bass lake and specific regulations apply.

Memorial Lake State Park

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The 85-acre Memorial Lake supports warm-water fish species including bass, muskellunge, northern pike, yellow perch, white and black crappie, and various species of pan fish and carp. Anglers can access the lake from shoreline, by wading, or by boat. A shoreline fishing access area is along Hillside Trail. An ADA accessible fishing pier is in the Middle Road Day Use Area. No fishing zones include the boat concession area through mooring area, across the dam bridge and dam breast.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.The lake is open for ice fishing except for the ice skating area. Muskellunge, northern pike, perch and catfish are common species caught through the ice.

Nescopeck State Park

The 9-acre Lake Frances has trout, bass and panfish. A well-used trail circles Lake Frances and provides great fishing access throughout the year. Six miles of Nescopeck Creek is designated as a high quality, cold-water fishery and contains brown trout and native brook trout. Several miles of the creek are designated as delayed harvest, artificial lure only. The PA Fish and Boat Commission stocks Lake Frances and Nescopeck Creek.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted in Lake Francis.

Neshaminy State Park

A variety of warm-water fish species can be found in this stretch of the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek. Common species are largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskellunge, catfish and various panfish. The park is also popular in the spring for the annual run of striped bass, American shad and herring.

Nockamixon State Park

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The 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon is a warm-water fishery and classified a Big Bass Lake. Common species are walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, smallmouth and largemouth bass, striped bass hybrids, channel catfish, carp and various types of panfish. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. There is a fishing pier at the midpoint of the lake in the Day Use Area and an ADA accessible fishing platform near the Haycock Boat Launch. Explore Nockamixon for more fishing information.

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

Angelica Creek has native brook trout.

Norristown Farm Park

Visitors may fish at the Farm Pond or at either of the two trout-stocked streams, Stony Creek and Kepner Creek.

Promised Land State Park

The 422-acre Promised Lake and the 173-acre Lower Lake offer great opportunities for fishing, including ice fishing. The common fish species are largemouth and smallmouth bass, pickerel, muskellunge, yellow perch, sunfish and catfish. Lower Lake is approved trout waters and is stocked with brook, brown and rainbow trout.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is popular on both lakes. Bass, pickerel, panfish and on Lower Lake, trout, are the common species captured through the ice.

Prompton State Park

The 290-acre Prompton Lake is a warm-water fishery.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Ralph Stover State Park

Warm-water species found in Tohickon Creek include smallmouth bass, sunfish, carp and catfish. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks trout, a cold-water fish.

Ricketts Glen State Park

The 245-acre Lake Jean has warm-water game fish, panfish and trout. Fishing is prohibited in the Glens Natural Area.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Ridley Creek State Park

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Ridley Creek is stocked with trout and provides excellent angling. The portion of the creek from Sycamore Mills Dam to the mouth of Dismal Run is a catch and release, fly fishing only area. An ADA accessible fishing platform is on the paved, Multi-use Trail along Sycamore Mills Road. Vehicle permits must be acquired at the park office.

Salt Springs State Park

Sections of Silver Creek and Fall Brook traverse the park for almost two miles and provide ample fishing opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers. A favorite area is where Fall Brook flows into Silver Creek near the east end of the picnic area. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks both streams with trout in early spring.

Swatara State Park

Spring attracts many anglers to Trout Run; the park’s only trout stocked stream. Other cold-water tributaries within the park support native populations of brook trout. Warm-water fish like smallmouth bass and panfish can be caught in Swatara Creek. Wagners Pond provides opportunities to catch largemouth bass and panfish.

Tobyhanna State Park

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The common fish in Tobyhanna and Gouldsboro lakes are bass, pickerel, yellow perch, catfish and sunfish. Tobyhanna Lake also has brook trout. Gouldsboro Lake also has muskellunge, walleye, crappie, sucker and fallfish. An ADA accessible fishing pier is in the day use area.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Tuscarora State Park

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The 96-acre Tuscarora Lake is a warm-water fishery. Popular species are bass, muskellunge, pickerel, catfish, yellow perch and sunfish. Night fishing is permitted. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier at the boat launch.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Trout is the primary species caught through the ice.

Tyler State Park

Anglers may fish along the banks of Neshaminy Creek or from a canoe. Warm-water species include sunfish, black crappie, carp, smallmouth bass and other panfish. Neshaminy Creek is also the home of large snapping turtles, eels, frogs, water snakes and muskrats.

Varden Conservation Area

The pond in the Tannery Tract has largemouth and smallmouth bass, sunfish and catfish. Middle Creek provides trout fishing.

White Clay Creek Preserve

White Clay Creek is stocked several times a season and is considered one of the best trout streams in the area. Special delayed harvest and artificial lures only regulations apply to the Middle Branch of White Clay Creek from Good Hope Road south to its confluence with the East Branch. Any bait may be used on the East Branch.

Worlds End State Park

Loyalsock Creek is stocked with trout by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The cold mountain water provides good fishing most of the year.

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Allegheny Islands State Park

The Allegheny River is a warm-water fishery.

Clear Creek State Park

The Clarion River borders the park and provides fishing for trout, warm-water game fish and panfish. At Clear Creek State Park, native trout inhabit Clear Creek and trout are stocked seasonally.PA Fish and Boat Commission laws apply.

Cook Forest State Park

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The Clarion River borders the park and provides fishing for trout, warm-water game fish and panfish. About 2.5 miles of Toms Run is stocked with trout. A special fishing pond stocked with trout is by the park office and is available for use by children 12 and younger and people with a disability. An ADA accessible pier provides access.

Erie Bluffs State Park

Anglers can fish in Lake Erie or in Elk Creek, a great steelhead trout fishery.

Keystone State Park

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The 78-acre Keystone Lake has warm and cold water fishing, with trout stockings throughout the year. Warm-water fish are largemouth bass, tiger muskellunge, northern pike, black crappie, yellow perch, carp and brown bullhead catfish. A fishing area by the spillway is ADA accessible. Fishing is prohibited at the beach, boat launches and mooring areas. Abandoned mine drainage limits the fishing quality in the stream below the dam. Keystone Lake is a Big Bass Lake and special regulations apply.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Kooser State Park

The four-acre Kooser Lake and Kooser Run are approved trout waters. Kooser Run is classified as a High Quality trout stream. Kooser Lake provides excellent fishing for trout, bass and blue gill and Kooser Run is stocked with Brook trout. Night and ice fishing are not permitted on Kooser Lake.

Laurel Hill State Park

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The 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake has bass, trout, catfish, sucker, bluegill, perch, crappie and sunfish. Laurel Hill Creek and Jones Mill Run are excellent trout streams. A fishing pier for people with disabilities is near the bridge over Laurel Hill Creek.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Laurel Ridge State Park

Many native trout streams cross the hiking trail.

Linn Run State Park

Linn Run offers trout fishing.

Maurice K. Goddard State Park

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The 1,680-acre Lake Wilhelm is a warm-water fishery. Common species are largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, bluegill, crappie, catfish, perch and sunfish. A bait and fishing tackle concession is available at the marina. An area called the “Rounded Point,” near the Marina parking lot, has an ADA accessible fishing pier.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing accounts for many of the larger fish caught in the 1,680-acre Lake Wilhelm.

McConnells Mill State Park

Fishing is permitted anywhere along Slippery Rock Creek with the exception of the dam structures. The best fishing is for trout and bass. Trout are stocked several times throughout the season. There is a fly fishing only, catch and release area by Armstrong Bridge.

Moraine State Park

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The 3,225-acre Lake Arthur is a warm-water fishery. Common species are northern pike, largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie and bluegill. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks muskellunge, walleye, channel catfish and hybrid striped bass. ADA accessible fishing piers are at Bear Run Boat Launch, Park Road Boat Launch and McDanels Boat Launch, which also are great spots for children to fish.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted in the Game Propagation Area from January 1 through March 15.

Ohiopyle State Park

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The Youghiogheny River provides good wilderness trout fishing. In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, fingerling trout are stocked throughout the entire section of river within the park. An all-tackle trophy trout program exists on a 9-mile section of the river from Ramcat downstream to the PA 381 bridge in Ohiopyle. Meadow Run also provides fine trout fishing for anglers who prefer smaller stream fishing. A 2.2-mile section of Meadow Run, from Dinnerbell Road downstream to the mouth of the river is designated for delayed harvest, artificial lures only.

Oil Creek State Park

Oil Creek is known for its bass and trout. Boughton Run, Toy Run and Jones Run provide brook trout fishing. Two delayed harvest-artificial lure only areas cover 2.5 miles of Oil Creek.

Point State Park

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The Allegheny River is a warm-water fishery. Common species are sauger, walleye, catfish, panfish and various bass species. The wharf area provides a fishing pier for people with disabilities on each river.

Presque Isle State Park

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Common species are perch, bass, walleye, trout and steelhead in Lake Erie, and panfish, perch, bass, muskellunge, walleye, northern pike, crappies, smelt and steelhead in Presque Isle Bay. Bowfishing is permitted. Popular shore fishing locations are Waterworks and Ferry Dock ponds, East and West piers, Perry Monument, North Pier, lagoons and all boat landings. There are ADA accessible fishing piers, picnic pavilions, picnic tables and grills at the East Pier and West Pier areas.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is popular in Presque Isle Bay.

Pymatuning State Park

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The 17,088-acre Pymatuning Reservoir is a warm-water fishery. Common species are walleye, muskellunge, carp, crappie, perch, bluegill and largemouth and smallmouth bass. Ice fishing during the winter months is also popular. When fishing by boat, fishing licenses issued by either Ohio or Pennsylvania are honored anywhere on the lake. When fishing from the shore, only Ohio licensed fishermen can fish from the Ohio shore and Pennsylvania licensed fishermen from the Pennsylvania shore. There is ADA accessible fishing access in the Jamestown Day Use Area and an ADA accessible fishing pier at the Espyville and Linesville marinas and the Shenango River.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Walleye, perch and crappie are the fish most often caught through the ice of the 17,088-acre Pymatuning Reservoir.

Raccoon Creek State Park

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The 101-acre Raccoon Lake has bluegill, sunfish, bullhead catfish, yellow perch, walleye, muskellunge, crappie, sauger, largemouth and smallmouth bass. Cold-water fish like brook and rainbow trout are stocked and found both in the lake and in feeder streams. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier on Raccoon Lake. The 12-acre Upper Lake provides catch and release fishing year-round.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Ice fishing is permitted.

Ryerson Station State Park

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The 62-acre Ronald J. Duke Lake is currently drawn down for dam safety issues. Efforts are ongoing to rebuild the dam.

North Fork of Dunkard Fork flows through the lakebed and offers fishing for trout and panfish. In the spring, the PA Fish and Boat Commission stocks the creek downstream from the breastwork of the old dam and upstream of the lakebed, near the iron bridge.

Yellow Creek State Park

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The 720-acre Yellow Creek Lake is well stocked with most warm-water game fish and panfish. These include smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, tiger muskellunge, yellow perch, bluegill and catfish. There is an ADA accessible fishing pier on the north shore. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission big bass regulations are in effect on Yellow Creek Lake.

This snowflake indicates that this is a winter activity.Sunfish, perch and pike are caught most frequently through the ice at the 720-acre Yellow Creek. Wooden devices for ice rescue are located around all ice use access areas.

 


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