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Example of PFBC Maps
The Commission provides maps online and in print. Many of the online maps are interactive, others are provided in print-friendly PDF for printing at home. Print maps are available at no charge from Commission offices or by completing our Free Publications order form. Descriptions and links are provided below for our most popular maps. Below that we provide a listing of non-Commission map resources.
Interactive Maps
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County Guides [interactive]
Looking for a place to launch a boat or catch a trout? Wonder where to buy a license or find a fishing guide? County Guides provide an easy way to find fishing and boating destinations, programs and services near you....GO!

Water Trails [online with home-printable available]
Maps, guides and links to sponsor sites for many popular paddling trails....GO!

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.
CATEGORIES: County/Regional -- Topographic -- Lake Structure (Hydrographic) -- River/Stream -- Navigation/Nautical
County/Regional Maps
PA State Parks — The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) provides online maps for all Pennsylvania state parks. Website: 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. Contact: PA Department of Transportation, Publications Sales Store, P.O. Box 2028, Harrisburg, PA 17105. Telephone: 717-787-6746. Website: Pa Dept. of Transportation.
Full Topographic Five-Color — County regional maps are available from: Modern Explorer Products, P.O. Box 588, Hopwood, PA 15445. Telephone: 724-438-7686.
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. For ordering, contact: County Maps, Puetz Place, Lyndon Station, WI 53944. Telephone: 608-666-3331.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Corps Lakes Gateway — Information about Corps of Engineer lakes in Pennsylvania. Website:
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Topographic Maps
Grizzly's Go'n Fish'n — Has many different kinds of maps. Contact the company at RR 2, Box 513, Hawley, PA 18428-9637. Telephone 800-462-1943; 717-266-9807.
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. Contact: DeLorme Mapping Co., P.O. Box 298, Yarmouth, ME 04096. Telephone: 800-561-5105. Website:
TopoUSA — Complete USA coverage on CD-ROM. Includes updated vector-based topographic maps that can be printed on your home computer printer. Contact: Delorme Mapping, Two Delorme Drive, P.O. Box 298, Yarmouth, ME 04096; Telephone: 800-561-5105. Website: — Topo maps & topographic map data. Website:
U.S. Forest Service — Publishes maps of our nation's national forests and grasslands, depicting areas where recreational opportunities may exist. Contact: U.S. Forest Service, 4 Farm Colony Dr, Warren, PA 16365, or call 814-723-5150 or TTY (814)726-2710 Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.  Website:
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. Contact: Map Distribution Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25286, Federal Center, Denver, CO 802252. Telephone: 303-236-7477.
*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.). Telephone: 202-208-4047. Website:
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. Telephone: 412-438-7686.
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Lake Structure (Hydrographic) Maps
These maps show "structure" (depths, bottom contours, dropoffs, etc.) and are available for several lakes.
Fishing Hot Spots, Inc. — Provides various Hydrographic maps that are both waterproof and tear proof. Contact: 2389 Air Park Rd., P.O. Bo 1167, Rhinelander, WI 54501-1167.
Huntington's Lake Structure Maps — Located in the Capital region of south-central PA, maps target lakes under 500 acres in water surface area. Website:
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River, Stream Maps
Delaware River and Outdoor Recreation — A series of 10 maps of the Delaware River are available ($10 per set). These are waterproof maps showing physical characteristics and recreational facilities of the river from Hancock, NY to Trenton, NJ. Contact: Delaware River Basin Commission, Box 7360, West Trenton, NJ 08628. Telephone: 609-883-9500. Website:
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. Contact: Vivid Publishing, Inc., PO Box 127, Montoursville, PA 17754. Telephone: 800-326-9694. Fax: 717-368-1778. Website:
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.
Contact: Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, RR 6, Box 132A, Tunkhannock, PA 18657-9232. Telephone 717-836-5431 or 800-769-8999.
The GPS Fishing Guide to Pennsylvania — for iPhone & Android is 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. Contact: Gogal Publishing Company, 2017 Blackhorse Drive, Warrington, PA 18976.
Telephone: 215-491-4223. Website:
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Navigation/Nautical Charts
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. Telephone: 866-512-1800. Website:
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. Telephone: 301-436-8301 or 800-638-8972 (U.S. only). Webite:
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