|The Commission provides maps online and in print. Most of our online maps are interactive. Printed Region Guides 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, a more comprehensive list on our Interactive Maps page. Also on this page are some map resources available from other agencies or companies.
Popular interactive maps
County GuidePA lakesIce/winter fishing
Biologist reportsSteelheadPFBC directory
We have many more 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....GO!
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!
Fish Habitat Improvement Maps
See where habitat structures have been placed in PA lakes....GO!
|OTHER MAP RESOURCES
|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
|CATEGORIES: County/Regional -- Topographic -- Lake
Structure (Hydrographic) -- River/Stream -- Navigation/Nautical
|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
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.
Station, WI 53944
|U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Corps Lakes Gateway — Information about Corps
of Engineer lakes in Pennsylvania.
|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
|TopoUSA — Complete USA coverage on CD-ROM. Includes updated vector-based
topographic maps that can be printed on your home computer printer.
Two Delorme Drive
P.O. Box 298
Yarmouth, ME 04096
|Trails.com — 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
814-723-5150 or TTY (814) 726-2710
— Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|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
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
|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
Hopwood, PA 15455
|Lake Structure (Hydrographic)
|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.
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.
|River, Stream Maps
|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.
River Basin Commission
25 State Police Drive
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.
924 Funston Ave
P.O. Box 3174
Williamsport, PA 17701
Call Center: 800-859-7902
|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
Tunkhannock, PA 18657-9232
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.
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.
or 800-638-8972 (U.S. only)