Fishing in Cumberland Valley

Cumberland Valley's fishing is worth the wade, with three of the world's most popular fly-fishing destinations - the scenic LeTort Spring RunYellow Breeches Creek, and Big Spring Creek Greenway. You'll surely fall for these fishing hot spots hook, line, and sinker!

Want to learn more about our fishing locations and how to get started? View the Top 10 Fishing Locations for a great overview.

Pennsylvania's statewide opening day for Trout Season in 2024 is on Saturday, April 6. A single, statewide Mentored Youth Trout Day will occur on Saturday, March 30, 2024. Youth anglers must obtain a Mentored Youth Permit or a Voluntary Youth Fishing License and be accompanied by a licensed adult angler to participate. Learn more about the Mentored Youth Program.

2024 Fish-for-Free Days are May 26 and July 4. No fishing license is needed to fish on either of these days. It’s a great way to introduce someone to the world of fishing. Pine Grove Furnace State Park also participates in the Fishing Tackle Loaner program. Borrow free fishing gear the same way you’d borrow a book from a library! They loan out rods, reels and a tackle box full of hooks and other tackle for anyone to use! Just complete a form to borrow gear and then head out fishing! When your fishing adventure is complete, return the equipment to the loaner site. (First-come, first-serve basis.)

Stocked trout waters in Cumberland County include the following locations:

  • Big Spring Creek (Nealy Road bridge to Route 641 bridge)
  • Childrens Lake (Boiling Springs)
  • Doubling Gap Lake
  • Fuller Lake
  • Green Spring Creek (800 meters upstream of Route 641 to 600 meters upstream of Bullshead Road bridge)
  • Laurel Lake
  • Middle Spring Creek (Avon Road to mouth)
  • Mountain Creek (Laurel Lake Dam outflow to 400 meters downstream campground entrance and Hunters Run to mouth)
  • Yellow Breeches Creek (Route 233 bridge to mouth)

See the PA Fish & Boat Commission trout stocking schedule for Cumberland Valley.

For additional information and details, read the 2024 Pennsylvania Fishing Summary booklet issued by the PA Fish and Boat Commission.


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