Did you ever try fishing, nature photography, target shooting or mountain biking? Get Outdoors PA is a way for you and your whole family to learn or advance these recreation activities through active, outside, fun programs. There is something for everyone year around so keep an eye on the calendar. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.
The 1st Commissioner of Fisheries was appointed in 1866 when investigation began into pollution in mountain lakes and streams and the stopping of spring shad runs by dams. In 1870 the purchase and stocking of fish by private citizens began in NE PA. Regulations established a trout opening day began in 1950, having been legislated under the Fish Law of 1949. In 1922 the first resident fishing licenses were established for a cost of $1. Be part of the tradition of fishing in PA!