Trout are abundant in most of the fast-flowing cold streams and rivers in the region, including the Delaware and Lackawaxen Rivers. Smallmouth bass can be found in both rivers and the larger of the streams. Walleye are deep-water fish, which can be found in Lake Wallenpaupack. American shad and stripped bass are mostly found in the Delaware River. Largemouth Bass, pickerel and other species prefer the ponds and lakes, like Peck's Pond and Lake Wallenpaupack.
Boat accesses are plentiful and most are free. Not every ramp is suitable for every craft as not every body of water is suitable for every craft. Please pay special attention to signage. Delaware State Forest has 11 lakes and ponds. Peck’s Pond has two launch sites. Large power boating is available on Lake Wallenpaupack. Smaller powerboats and watercraft, like canoes and kayaks are ideal for most other waters.