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Fishing

Trout fishing is available during designated seasons in several creeks and streams that run throughout the forest. Harvey’s Creek is a popular stocked trout stream and is accessed along Rt. 29 in Luzerne County. Ceasetown Reservoir provides walk in anglers with a chance to pursue warm water species such as bass, pickerel, and crappie. Ceasetown Reservoir is owned and operated by the PA American Water Company, and contains a 500 foot land buffer surrounding the lake. Fishing is only permitted from shore, and no ice fishing is permitted on the lake itself. 
 
Choke Creek, which makes up the southern boundary of the Thornhurst tract, attracts anglers who appreciate the challenge of fishing for the elusive native brook trout. Wild trout are also found in Butler Run, Spring Run, Painter Creek, Panther Creek, and Sand Spring Creek. 
 
Trout fishing may also be pursued in Pine Creek on the Crystal Lake Tract. Crystal Lake itself is not open to the public for fishing, or any other type of recreation. Fishing for cold and warm water species can be had on the Blue Ridge/Lehigh Tract for a distance of 2 miles along the Lehigh River.