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The Commission provides maps for anglers and boaters . "Map" only begins to describe what these pages can do they virtually serve as a complete guide for their respective topics. 

Online versions of these region guides can be found below. Please note, these maps are not kept up to date as GIS mapping changes frequently.

County Guide
Looking for a place to launch a boat or catch a trout? Wonder where to buy a license or find a fishing guide? Our County Guide makes it easy to find fishing and boating destinations, programs and services near you.

Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters
The Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters program provides anglers with an exciting opportunity to fish for larger trout. Under the program, large trout, 2-to 3-years old and measuring between 14 to 20 inches, are distributed among select waters under the Delayed Harvest, Artificial Lures Only special regulation.

Pennsylvania Lakes
Lakes owned or managed by PFBC, PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Water Trails
Maps, guides and links to sponsor sites for many popular paddling trails.

Trout Streams
Listed by regulation or program

Fishing - Special Regulations
Waters managed under special fishing regulations.

Biologist Reports
Reports from surveys by Commission biologists to develop plans for managing fishery resoources.

PFBC directory
Locations of Commission offices, addresses, phone numbers, etc.

Fish Habitat Improvement Maps
See where habitat structures have been placed in PA lakes.

Many of the maps listed above are GIS (Geographic Interactive Systems). Our GIS layers are available at Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA), the official public access geospatial information clearinghouse for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


DISCLAIMER: The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) does not sell the maps listed below. Nor does the PFBC endorse any of the sites or products listed. This list is provided to assist anglers and boaters. The PFBC takes no responsibility for the material offered by vendors. This is not a comprehensive list of resources available.

County/Regional Maps

PA State Parks
The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) provides online maps for all Pennsylvania state parks.

DCNR State Parks - "Find a Park" page

County General Highway Maps
Shows all public roads, including state, township and forest roads. Lakes, rivers, and streams in the counties are also shown. Type 3 and Type 10 maps are the most useful.

PA Department of Transportation
Publications Sales Store
P.O. Box 2028
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Pa Dept. of Transportation

Full Topographic Five-Color
County regional maps are available from:

Modern Explorer Products
P.O. Box 588
Hopwood, PA 15445

Pennsylvania County Maps and Recreational Guide
This handy guidebook is for the traveler and sportsman. This easy-to-use reference contains maps of each county showing roads, parks, and wilderness areas.

County Maps
Puetz Place
Lyndon Station, WI 53944

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Corps Lakes Gateway
Information about Corps of Engineer lakes in Pennsylvania.

Topographic Maps

Pennsylvania Atlas and Gazetteer
This comprehensive printed guide book contains topographic maps that list roads, mountains with elevation contours, forest areas, marshes, waterways, boat ramps, and dams.

DeLorme Mapping Co.
P.O. Box 298
Yarmouth, ME 04096

GIS Geography - US Map Collection
State-by-state collection of 5 types of maps:

    • REFERENCE MAP – Major cities, highways and water features.
    • LAKES AND RIVERS MAP – Hydrography features for lakes, rivers and oceans.
    • COUNTY MAP – Counties, parishes and boroughs.
    • LANDMARKS MAP – Major landmarks including national parks, forests and things to do.
    • SATELLITE MAP – Landsat composite satellite imagery of the state.

Complete USA coverage on CD-ROM. Includes updated vector-based topographic maps that can be printed on your home computer printer.

Delorme Mapping
Two Delorme Drive
P.O. Box 298
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Topo maps & topographic map data.

U.S. Forest Service
Publishes maps of our nation's national forests and grasslands, depicting areas where recreational opportunities may exist.

U.S. Forest Service
4 Farm Colony Dr
Warren, PA 16365
814-723-5150 or TTY (814) 726-2710
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

U.S. Geological Survey
An index showing the topographic maps for each quadrant of the state is free. The index includes the area covered by each quadrangle map, its name, scale, and year of survey. Addresses of local map dealers and federal map distribution centers are also provided.

Map Distribution Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Box 25286
Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225

*In Washington D.C., over-the-counter sales (no money orders) are available from:

U.S. Geological Survey
Main Interior Building
1849 NW E Street (Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Waterproof Rough Country Topographic Maps
These maps are available for all field-use scale topographic quadrangle map areas in Pennsylvania. Raised relief maps and regional topographic maps can also be purchased from:

Modern Explorer Products
P.O. Box 588
Hopwood, PA 15455


These maps show "structure" (depths, bottom contours, dropoffs, etc.) and are available for several lakes.

DCNR-PA Geological Survey
Bathymetric maps of state park lakes. Zip files, after opening the spreadsheet, lakes are listed on the Open-File Reports tab, beginning on row 118.

Fishing Hot Spots, Inc.
Provides various Hydrographic maps that are both waterproof and tear proof.

2389 Air Park Rd
P.O. Bo 1167
Rhinelander, WI 54501-1167


Delaware River and Outdoor Recreation
A 10-section, waterproofed map set ($25 per set) covering the river's east and west branches prior to their confluence at Hancock, NY; the entire 200-mile, non-tidal reach of the river from Hancock to Trenton, NJ; and an additional 25 miles of the tidal river from Trenton to just south of the Betsy Ross Bridge in Philadelphia, PA. The map set depicts access areas, stream miles and reference points, channel locations, and a detailed classification of streamflow characteristics.

Delaware River Basin Commission
25 State Police Drive
Box 7360
West Trenton, NJ 08628-0360

Howard William Higbee's Stream Map of PA (includes a free location guide)
This map shows 45,000 miles of Pennsylvania waterways, including the locations of 900 trout streams and 300 lakes, dams, reservoirs, and ponds. Identifies Class A limestone streams, bass waters and trophy fish waters.

Vivid Publishing, Inc.
924 Funston Ave
P.O. Box 3174
Williamsport, PA 17701
Call Center: 800-859-7902
Fax: 570-567-7253

Higbee Map is also available for online viewing from Penn State University Libraries -

Susquehanna Water Trails
Detailed canoeing map of the Susquehanna River through the Endless Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. The map shows towns, highways, access areas, camping areas and major islands.

Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau
RR 6, Box 132A
Tunkhannock, PA 18657-9232
717-836-5431 or 800-769-8999

The GPS Fishing Guide to Pennsylvania
For iPhone & Android - an interactive GPS fishing map of Pennsylvania with complete color coded stream maps, lake maps, road maps, satellite images, and seamless 7.5 minute USGS topographic maps. GPS functions allow users to map their current location, record custom waypoints, get turn-by-turn directions to fishing destinations and use their phone as a handheld GPS. Includes almost 5000 searchable fishing destinations with detailed listings of fish species, fishing regulations, ramp information, boating regulations, seasons, size and creel limits.

Gogal Publishing Company
2017 Blackhorse Drive
Warrington, PA 18976


Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers Navigation Charts
The Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny River charts are bound sets of photo maps, in color, size 8 x 14 inches, scale 1 inch = 1,500 feet. All three sets show channel sailing line, US lights, daymarks, arrival point markers for locks, normal pool elevations, mouth of tributary streams, location of bars, channel buoys, bridges, aerial and submarine crossings, docks, terminals, landings and navigation structures. No soundings are shown. A listing of small boat harbors, ramps, landings and commercial river terminals is included in the back of each navigation chart. To order printed copies of these charts contact:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Google EarthNC
Nautical maps for a digital world. Free online service (registration required) with United States approach and harbor charts, weather, and much more. Shaded NOAA Bathymetry layers for Google Earth are also available.

NOAA Office of Coast Survey
NOAA produces and maintains a suite of nautical charts that cover the coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories. NOAA's charts are available in a variety of formats.

301-436-8301 or 800-638-8972 (U.S. only)