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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Highlight the Highlands: Riparian Forest Buffer of Tinicum Township

Tinicum Township, in Bucks County, is located entirely within the Eastern portion of the Pennsylvania Highlands. Abutting the Delaware River, Tinicum is an active and engaged community. The Tinicum Civic Association automatically includes all residents, giving everyone a chance to get involved. The Association puts on the annual Arts Festival, which last year was supported by over 200 volunteers and raised over $100,000 dollars for local non-profits. Read More

#SaveLWCF: Jacobsburg State Park

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) serves as the main funding mechanism for the Highlands Conservation Act, allowing for the yearly allocation to protect the Pennsylvania Highlands and the rest of the four-state Highlands region. Congressional authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund expires on September 30, 2018, and must be reauthorized in order for funding to continue.  Read More

Highlight the Highlands: Valley Forge National Historic Park

Located on the Southeastern edge of the Pennsylvania Highlands, Valley Forge National Historic Park is a major attraction for history buffs and recreationists alike. The site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army, the park is filled with historic structures and monuments as you wind your way through the vast array of trail offerings. Read More

PA Highlands Coalition Hosts Webinar on Multi-Functional Buffers

On June 12th, the PA Highlands Coalition held a webinar on multi-functional riparian stream buffers. This webinar focused on the ways conservation groups can encourage buffer planting for landowners, the concept of agroforestry, and recent DCNR grants for riparian buffers. Read More