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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Updated Version of Land and Trails Tracking System Launched

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