Fishing

Let the lure of a quiet weekend of fishing in the Great Outdoors Region of Pennsylvania draw you to our beautiful lakes and streams this spring. Cast yourself into every angler’s dream. Miles and miles of apparently endless streams, lakes and rivers will beckon you to Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest and Jefferson Counties.

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  • Allegheny National Forest

    Hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATVing. Family-fun outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and camping.

    Along with the rich variety of outdoor recreation, several camping opportunities are available including 600 campsites,...
  • Allegheny River - East Brady

    Pool 9 is the most upriver pool. 9 miles of deep water unlimited horsepower boating. Fish: walleye, musky, catfish, bass.
  • Allegheny River - Tionesta

    Nationally designated as a Wild & Scenic river offering many recreational opportunities including public access, boating, canoe & kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching and wilderness camping.
  • Allegheny River - West Hickory

    Wild & Scenic Class 1 river popular for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and spectacular scenery. Fish Species: walleye, musky, pike, bass, trout, and catfish.
  • Bendigo State Park

    The East Branch of the Clarion River runs through the park and is regularly stocked with trout for excellent fishing. Charcoal grills, horseshoe pits, water and restroom facilities are interspersed throughout. A swimming pool is open daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. In winter, sledding and tobogganing slopes are popular.

    The...
  • Bucktail State Park Natural Area

    This 16,433-acre natural area is actually a 75-mile scenic drive. The park provides a beautiful scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo to Lock Haven. All along the road are unspoiled forest lands, beautiful hills and deep valleys.

    Four major hiking and backpacking treks include Quehanna, Bucktail Path, Donut Hole and Chuck...
  • Buzzard Swamp Wildlife Viewing Area

    Most of the trails are not marked with diamonds, so watch the informational signs for directions. The skill level of the trails is easy and the terrain is relatively flat. Some of the trails are located within meadows with little protection from the sun and wind. Buzzard Swamp offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on the Forest....
  • Clarion River - Cook Forest

    Wild & Scenic Class 1 kayaking, tubing, canoeing, fishing, and views that features steep hills, mature trees, and diverse wildlife. See Clarion Water trail map.
  • Clear Creek State Forest

    Clear Creek State Forest provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, fishing, hunting and primitive camping. The forest has plenty of recreational trails available. Trails within the forest are open to mountain biking and to horseback riding unless posted closed. Primitive campers spending no more than one night on the State Forest do not...
  • Clear Creek State Park

    The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River. Recreational opportunities include: camping; canoeing, hunting, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking and winter activities. Call or go online for camping reservations. Cabins and yurts are available. Picnic tables, pavilions, and charcoal grills...
  • Cook Forest State Park

    The 8,500 acre park, once called the "Black Forest," is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest's "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River is along the eastern border of the park and is popular for canoeing and fishing. Call or go online for camping reservations. Tent...
  • Cornplanter State Forest

    Located in western Forest County near Tionesta, the Cornplanter State Forest consists of 1,256 acres. It is named in honor of Chief Cornplanter, a famous Native American Chief of the Seneca tribe instrumental in maintaining peace between the new American government and the League of the Iroquois between 1784 and 1812.
    The State Forest is only 10...
  • Dr. Colson E. Blakeslee Memorial Recreation Area

    24 acre natural area in Medix Run along Bennett Branch. Open to public for hiking, fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing.
  • East Branch Lake & Dam

    1,160 acre lake surrounded by Elk State Park, unlimited horsepower boating, picnicking, scenic overlook & Shady Ridge Nature Trail. Fishing for muskellunge, walleye, bass & trout.
  • Elk State Forest

    Located principally in Elk and Cameron counties, Elk State Forest, comprised of 200,000 acres, is open to primitive camping, licensed hunting and fishing, and offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.

    Primitive camping is overnight camping where all equipment is transported in limited trips by...

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