Pennsylvania provides nearly unlimited opportunities for the recreational boater. Pennsylvania has over 85,000 miles of rivers and streams ranging from headwaters to major river systems. The Commonwealth has 76 natural lakes that provide 5,266 acres of flatwater. An additional 2,300 constructed impoundments provide another 200,000 acres of boatable waters. Lake Erie has 63 plus miles of shoreline and 735 square miles of waters within Pennsylvania's boundaries. The Delaware River provides 56 miles of tidal waters within Pennsylvania, giving access to the Atlantic Ocean. Below are links to a few pages on our website to get you started.
Boat routes suitable for canoes, kayaks and small motorized watercraft. Like conventional trails, water trails are recreational corridors between specific locations. Water trails are comprised of access points, boat launches, day use sites, and -- in some cases -- overnight camping areas.
Looking for a place to launch a boat or catch a trout? Need driving directions? Or regulations for a body of water? Our County Guide provides an easy way to find just this kind of fishing and boating related information.
Interactive Maps - GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
We have a number of interactive maps designed 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.
Periodic reports on current fishing and boating activities throughout PA. Boating tips, updates on local waters, upcoming Commission programs and much more.
Feature pages for lakes managed by the Commission. Links to PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) lakes are also provided.
Boat Access Areas (County Guide)
PA boat access areas are shown on our County Guides.
Liveries (Boat Rentals)
Listing of businesses that rent boats in PA.
Listing of PA marinas.
Pumpout locations in PA.