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Outdoor Recreation Access: 10-Minute Drive to Water Access

2020 - Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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This dataset can help inform fishing and boating access planning by identifying areas with the greatest need for water access opportunities. It calculates 10-minute drive “service areas” around fishing and boating access points in Pennsylvania. Regions outside these service areas are defined as low, medium, or high need based on population density, youth density, and low-income households. Water access data came from Explore PA Trails and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Access Points (Fishing and Boating). The Trust for Public Land produced this dataset to support Pennsylvania’s 2020-2024 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). This dataset was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.