Last week, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn encouraged anglers to look into camping at state parks for overnight fishing trips as trout season nears.
As per a report, 43 campgrounds within the state will be offering camping for the opening on April 2.
“As trout season nears, it is important that the public is aware of the wonderful opportunities for fishing and camping at our state parks,” Dunn said. “We are proud to support outdoor recreation efforts on public lands and look forward to seeing a great turnout this year as people continue to turn to the outdoors for their health and wellbeing.”
DCNR has added additional campsites for trout season to enhance the outdoors experience.
Pennsylvania is home to 86,000 miles of streams and rivers and thousands of lakes and ponds. A large portion of the freshwater resources is located within state parks, and state forests–101 state parks and 20 state forests allow fishing with the proper fishing license.
“Whether you’re a lifelong angler or discovering the sport of fishing for the first time this trout season, lakes and streams located within state parks are a great place to start,” said Tim Schaeffer, executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). “Camping and fishing make the perfect combination for families looking for adventure and convenience as they make lasting memories on the water.”
State parks’ campsites are available for online reservation on a first-come basis, first-served basis via https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Recreation/WhatToDo/StayOvernight/RVandTentCampsites/Pages/default.aspx.
You may also reserve a campsite by calling 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday through Saturday, 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
This story originally appeared on PA Environment Daily.