FEBRUARY 7, 2020

Improved Angler Access at Elk Creek, PA

Anglers and the public can now enjoy nature-based recreation and safe creek access to Elk Creek in Erie County.

On-going collaborative efforts to acquire a portion of the Gilmore Farm in Girard Township, Erie County, have been finalized -- creating a new destination for anglers seeking a world-class steelhead fishing experience, and for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore a unique natural resource via foot-trails.

“DCNR is proud to be a partner in this property acquisition, which we see as invaluable investment in both the Elk Creek fishery and the natural resources of northwestern Pennsylvania,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. “With increased access to our waterways comes an increased interest in protecting them and their surroundings.”

The property was acquired through the Lake Erie Region Conservancy, coordinating closely with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The conservancy, with the technical assistance from Pennsylvania Sea Grant, was awarded more than $900,000 in funding from the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission and DCNR.