The Coldwater Heritage Partnership is administered by Samantha Kutskel, Coldwater Resource Specialist with the Pa Council of Trout Unlimited.  The Coldwater Heritage Partnership is a partnership between PA Trout Unlimited, the PA Fish and Boat Commission, the PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds.  This purpose of this Partnership is to provide leadership, coordination and assistance to groups interested in the protection of our coldwater streams. 



Office Location:  

450 Robinson Lane

Bellefonte, PA  16823

Phone:  (814) 359-5233

Fax:  (814) 359-5175

Email the CHP Program




Need Directions?  


Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania can be reached via the following routes and directions:


From the northeast:  I-80, exit 173, Lamar interchange, take PA Route 64 south to PA Route 26 south to Pleasant Gap and PA Route 144 intersection (approximately 15 miles from I-80).  See below.

From the northwest:  I-80, exit 161, Bellefonte interchange, follow PA Route 26 south to Pleasant Gap and PA 144 Route intersection (approximately 5 miles).  See below. 


From the southwest:  U.S. Route 220/322 north towards State College (not alternative 220), bear left on U.S. Route 220 north towards Bellefonte, take exit 81 at Pleasant Gap, at the stop sign turn right on to PA Route 26 go the second red light turn right at the intersections of PA Route 26 and 144.  See below. 


From the southeast:  U.S. Route 322 west from Harrisburg, PA; follow U.S. 322 to PA Route 144 at Potters Mills.  Bear right at the “Y” approximately 1 mile after U.S. 322 narrows down from 4 lanes to 2 lanes.  Proceed on PA Route 144 through Centre Hall, over the mountain, and through the intersection with PA Route 26.   See below. 



From the intersection of PA Route 26 and PA Route 144 proceed north onto PA Route 144 and travel approximately 1.5 miles to the Pleasant Gap Fish Culture Station sign and parking lot on the left.  Park next to the white Commission vehicles and walk across the small wooden bridge.  The Visitors’ Center will be the first building to your right.  The conference room is down the hall and on the left.  The telephone number for the lobby of the Visitors’ Center is 814-359-5180.