Fishing Accommodations for Persons With Disabilities

Accommodations for Persons With Disabilities

Fishing Locations 2018/2019

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

( Not all areas may be suitable for all disabilities. At all locations watch for special regulations that may apply. All information is as accurate as could be determined. All anglers must abide by the current laws and regulations of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PF&BC). The "2018 PENNSYLVANIA FISHING SUMMARY, Summary of Fishing Regulations and Laws" available free at any license issuing location or online at www.fishandboat.com contains information for "PERSONS with DISABILITIES" and "ACCOMMODATIONS for Persons with Disabilities". Please be environmentally conscious and practice carry-in, carry-out. Leave nothing but footprints. )

Leaser Lake:

ADA-assessable dock and kayak launch ... 117-acre impoundment owned by Commonwealth of PA ... Lynn Twsp., Lehigh County ... 8568 Follweiler Ct., Kempton, PA ... 40.66957, -75.83732 ... 40°40'10.4"N, 75°50'14.3"W ... permanent outhouses are on site at the launch at the base of the mountain on the north side of the lake and at the launch behind Jacob's Church that is located on Kings Highway on the south side of the lake. Facilities should be available at the end of Follweiler Ct. ... trout, bluegill, largemouth bass (LMB), shiners, catfish, crappie, chain pickerel, muskies.

https://www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Parks-And-Recreation/Our-Parks/...

Johnson's PondWildlifePark:

  1. path fishing along two ponds ... owned by North Whitehall Twsp., Lehigh County ... 4375 Coplay Creek Road ... GPS: 4430 Coplay Creek Rd.), Schnecksville, PA ... 40.66810, -75.59461 ... 40°40'05.2"N, 75°35'40.6"W ... No portable toilet on site ... permanent benches ... Lilly pads and weeds in summer ... good off-road parking ... sunfish, LMB, catfish, possibly trout.

http://www.northwhitehall.org/rec_parks.html

Minsi Lake:

UpperMountBethelTownship, NorthamptonCounty ...

558 Lake Minsi Drive, Bangor, PA
... 114-acre impoundment within NorthamptonCounty's Minsi Lake Wilderness Area ... trout, bluegill, LMB, shiners, catfish, crappie, pickerel, muskies.

  1. Parking Lot/Boat Launch ... man-made peninsula with gravel trail surface... 40.91333, -75.17838 ... 40°54'48.0"N, 75°10'42.2"W.

East Parking Lot/Boat launch ... grass lawn with concrete bulkhead ... 40.91310, -75.16525 ... 40°54'47.2"N, 75°09'54.9"W.

http://www.fishandboat.com/Resource/Lakes/Pages/MinsiLake.aspx

Whitehall Parkway
:

Whitehall Parkway, 4014 Chestnut Street, Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, PA ... Located south of the village called Egypt along Chestnut Street west of McArthur Road and east of South Church Street ... The deck for handicapped fishing along Coplay Creek (40.67317, -75.52041 ... 40°40'23.4"N, 75°31'13.5"W)) at this location has fallen into disrepair. The creek's hole at that location has silted-in. Parking remains available (40.67384, -75.52142 ... 40°40'25.8"N, 75°31'17.1"W) at this location for the Ironton Rail Trail and trails within

Whitehall Parkway
. The parking is available adjacent to and behind the barn owned by WhitehallTownship that is along
Chestnut Street
.

There is decking at Central Quarry (40.66965, -75.52110 ... 40°40'10.7"N, 75°31'16.0"W) within Whitehall parkway but it is not easily accessible to the non-ambulatory handicapped due to a long hike to access it. Vehicular access is not permitted.

http://www.whitehalltownship.org/rec_parkway.html

Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association (HP&PA):

3417 Lehigh Street, Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, PA ... Organization owned park (www.hokeypark.org) open to public use for fishing along the Coplay Creek ... Stocked by PF&BC ... Grass-lined bank close to park's macadam road and parking ... Improved with fifteen habitat improvement devices with cooperation of HP&PA, PF&BC and Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited #535 ... 40.65647, -75.49366 ... 40°39'23.3"N, 75°29'32.2W.

http://hokeypark.org/park-rules/

Mauch LakeChunk:

Mauch Chunk Lake Park, 625 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, PA ... 345-acre impoundment...a fully accessible fishing pier is located at the lake ... year-round fishing for LMB, SMB, walleye, crappie, bluegill,perch, chain pickerel and catfish...40.84389, -75.80567 ... 40°50'38.0"N, 75°48'20.4"W.

http://www.fishandboat.com/Resource/Lakes/Pages/MauchChunkLake.aspx

Allentown's

Lehigh Parkway
:

City of Allentown's Lehigh Parkway, Lehigh County, PA ... Little Lehigh Creek ... Little Lehigh/Heritage Fly Shop, 2643 Fish hatchery Road, Allentown, PA ... grass-lined banks ... stocked with trout ... walking/running/equestrian trail/Little Lehigh Parkway Path parallels creek... permanent lavatories ... 40.56500, -75.50618 ... 40°33'54.0"N, 75°30'22.3"W.

https://www.allentownpa.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parks/Park-Inventory/Le...

Furnace Dam:

Emmaus, Lehigh County, PA ...

420 South 10th Street
, Emmaus ... 40.526292, -75.499925 ... 40°31'34"N, 75°29'59.7"W ... permanent lavatories ... handicapped accessible pier ... great access and parking ... pavilion ... benches ... posted creel limit.

http://www.borough.emmaus.pa.us/parks-and-recreation

Laubach Park:

SalisburyTownship, Lehigh County, PA ...

1515 Lehigh Avenue, Allentown, PA
... 40.592740, -75.420320 ... 40°35'33.9"N, 75°25'13.2"W ... portable toilets ... great parking ... slight lawn grade down to water ... shallow and possibly weedy in summer ... benches and picnic table.

https://www.salisburytownshippa.org/township-government/departments/recr...

Trexler Nature Preserve / JordanCreek:

Schnecksville, Lehigh County, PA ... Located outside of Schnecksville west of Route 309 on SR 4007 ... Official address: 4935 Orchard Road, Schnecksville, PA ... ... 40.653531, -75.632507 ... 40°39'12.7"N, 75°37'57.0"W ... A section of the Jordan Creek is set aside for youth fishing between Schlicher's Covered Bridge and the TNP's ford ... Stocked with trout by by PF&BC. https://www.lehighcounty.org/Community/Trexler-Nature-Preserve/Trexler-FAQ

Walnutport Canal:

Walnutport, Northampton County, PA ...

699-1 Lehigh Street, Walnutport, PA
... 40.750648, -75.599936 ... 40° 45' 03" N, 75° 39' 59.8" W ... parking available behind community building ... D&L Trail is adjacent to the canal ... trout, panfish, pickerel ...

Bushkill Township's HeintzelmanPark:

258 West Beil Ave., Nazareth, PA ... 40.754336, -75.322819 ... 40° 45' 15.6" N, 75° 19' 22.2"W ... large gravel parking area ... wide and level screened stone path from parking area to around side of pond ...7 acre property... mowed grass-lined farm pond ... area with shade from coniferous trees on bank ... park bench ... no portable toilet (however one was seen 6/18 at a nearby electrical substation) ... Scout project planned to build handicap accessible dock ... panfish, crappies, LM bass.

Bushkill Township's Ballas Park: 945 Kromer Road, Wind Gap / Pen Argyl, PA ... 40.819647, -75.293623 ... 40° 49' 10.7" N, 75° 17' 37.0" W ... wildflower meadow with pond ... (INCOMPLETE. ON-SITE EVAL NOT DONE.)

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