Best Fishing in Pennsylvania

This list represents the most popular fishing in Pennsylvania. Use this list to plan your next Pennsylvania fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Tanglewood Ski Area


Overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains, Tanglewood Ski Area has hosted family and novice skiers each for the last 30 years. Locals may remember the resort as Paper Birch Mountain. The…
From the guidebook "Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-Atlantic"
Tafton, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Ski Resorts Best Trail in pa - Click to view allBestCross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Ski Resorts Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Little Falls Trail


This easy hike would make a great family hike. Essentially the trail runs alongside the east branch of Wallenpaupack Creek, crosses it on a wooden footbridge, continues to the park boundary, and then…
From the guidebook "Hiking the Poconos"
Scranton, PA - Fishing, Hiking - 2.9 miles
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#3. Hawk Falls


The highlight of this hike is the spectacular and unusual Hawk Falls. The falls occur when Hawk Run, which is 40 feet above Mud Run, empties into the lower creek at a three-sided canyon. The water cas…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Wilkes-Barre, PA - Fishing, Hiking - 3.1 miles
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#4. Cook Forest State Park


This hike takes you into the Clarion River Valley and alongside the dark waters of the Clarion River. This descent is followed by a climb out of the gorge to River Valley and a heart-stopping view fro…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Clarion, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 6.6 miles
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#5. Moraine State Park


This hike provides a good workout as you climb and descend four deep ravines. The trail also makes its way along a glacial lake, into its coves covered with lily pads, and past marshes stuffed full of…
From the guidebook "Hiking Pennsylvania"
Butler, PA - Fishing, Hiking - 10.5 miles
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#6. Yellow Creek State Park—Damsite Trail


Since its dedication on July 4, 1976, Yellow Creek State Park has become immensely popular with picnickers, swimmers, boaters, and anglers. Hikers haven’t always viewed it with the same level of desir…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh"
Indiana, PA - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking - 3 miles
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#7. Clarion River


This trip along the Clarion River has long been good and has gotten even better in recent years. You get wildlife, quiet conditions, some swift but not too fast flows, great scenery, and, if youre inc…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Ridgway, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 15.8 miles
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#8. Youghiogheny River


The Youghiogheny (pronounced yawk-o-GAY-knee) River, or Yough, as its called locally, is most famous for the whitewater in its southern reaches, around places like Ohiopyle State Park. But this is a b…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Connellsville, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 14.1 miles
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#9. Oil Creek


There was a time when Oil Creek was just thata stream that often held as much crude oil as water. The worlds first oil well was drilled nearby, and the resulting mad rush to harvest that newfound sour…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Oil City, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 9.5 miles
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#10. Kiski River


The Kiskiminetas Riveror Kiski (pronounced KISS-key), as its known to localsis a surprisingly nice river thats just recently become known as a place to paddle. Its not a wilderness river, by any means…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Apollo, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 8.5 miles
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#11. Pine Creek


This trip passes through a deep gorge known as Pennsylvanias Grand Canyon and the largest contiguous natural area in the state. Its every bit as awesome as all that would suggest. Its wild, rugged, an…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Ansonia, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 17.1 miles
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#12. North Branch Susquehanna River


The North Branch of the Susquehanna is a big, beautiful river in its own right, with some dramatic cliffs offering wonderful scenery from the waterline up. This particular trip gives you the chance to…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Towanda, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 18.4 miles
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#13. Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek


Look at the landscape cut by the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek and youll see what appears to be a crinkled-up piece of aluminum foil. Its all peaks and valleys and shadows and light. But tha…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Emporium, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 12 miles
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#14. Susquehanna River


The Susquehanna River Basin as a whole isnt the biggest aroundthe Ohio River watershed is largerbut when it comes to individual rivers, the Susquehanna is the granddaddy of them all in Pennsylvania. I…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Duncannon, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 10.6 miles
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#15. Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River


The Frankstown Branch is classified as a river, but in reality its small enough that it feels more like a middling-size stream. That may be the reason it gets overlooked a bit by paddlers in this regi…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Mt. Etna, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 11.9 miles
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#16. Raystown Branch of the Juniata River


The path followed by the Raystown Branch of the Juniata looks like the trail of a drunk staggering home after a late night at the bar, zigging and zagging, looping this way and that, meandering from h…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Everett, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 13 miles
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#17. Swatara Creek


On a map, this section of Swatara Creek looks like one of those chocolate bunnies you used to get on Easter. You may not see too many rabbits taking this float, but you will have a lot of fun as you s…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Lebanon, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 9.6 miles
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#18. Conestoga River


Americas first steamboata harbinger of the modern industrial agegot its start on the Conestoga River in Lancaster County, famous today for its Pennsylvania DutchAmish community that eschews such moder…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Lancaster, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 9.5 miles
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#19. Delaware River


The longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, the Delaware is a delightful beauty. More than 150 miles of the river are listed in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers program, and with good reaso…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Narrowsburg, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 12.1 miles
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#20. Schuylkill River


The Schuylkill River has unofficially been tagged the Revolutionary River because George Washington and his troops famously spent one winter in what is now Valley Forge National Historical Park, which…
From the guidebook "Paddling Pennsylvania"
Phoenixville, PA - Fishing, Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 7.8 miles
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