Water Resources Interactive Map

Welcome to our interactive map for discovering paddling and fishing opportunities across the PA Highlands.

The rivers and lakes highlighted below have been selected as known paddling and fishing areas within the state-designated boundaries of the Pennsylvania Highlands (orange). Click on the map to learn more about fishing (red), paddling (blue), and paddling & fishing (purple) rivers, lakes (blue), access points (boat ramp symbol) and USGS stream gauges (yellow circle). A pop-up information box will display information about that feature. Click on the field title for a description of the information. To get a closer look at a feature, click “Zoom to” located at the bottom of the pop-up. USGS gauges and access points will display at a certain resolution, so zoom in.

Important Note to Anglers — Many waters in Pennsylvania are on private property. The listing of these waters does not guarantee public access. Always obtain permission to fish on private property. For information on fishing regulations, click here.

Important Note to Paddlers — Many areas along the waterways are private property, remember to only use designated access areas. Know the water you plan to paddle for boating regulations, click here. For information on water trails, go to Paddle the Highlands Cards.

Disclaimer – This website is for general information only. It is updated periodically without prior notice, and the information and links may not all be current. The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions, or any liability for damages resulting from use of any of the material. AMC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, or reliability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance placed on such information is strictly at the users own risk. Links to other websites from this website are not under the control of the AMC and we have no control over the nature, content and availability of said websites. Inclusion of these web links does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them.

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Congress Proposes Legislation to Reauthorize Highlands Conservation Act

Federal support is key to the success of land conservation efforts. Legislation like the Highlands Conservation Act, originally passed in 2004, has been instrumental in preserving valuable resources throughout the Highlands region. While the original authorization has lapsed, efforts are underway in Congress to reauthorize this important program. Read More

PennDOT Provides Passage for PHTN in Upper Salford

At a recent meeting in Upper Salford Township, representatives from PennDOT and engineers from McCormick Taylor provided details about how the Pennsylvania Highlands Trail Network (PHTN) will pass under Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) in Upper Salford Township. Read More

New Kiosk Installed Along PHTN in Quakertown

AMC, Quakertown Alive! and Quakertown Borough team to provide a new interpretive kiosk along the PHTN in Quakertown. Read More

New Park Construction to Begin Near DCNR Trail Gap

Construction of a new community park is set to begin this summer in Richland Township, Bucks County. Read More