Fishing Creek Township

Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Fishing Creek Township

Fishing Creek Township founded in 1789, is a second class township located in northeast Columbia County, which is located in northeastern Pennsylvania.


The Township encompasses approximately 29 square miles of area and has 80.21 miles of roads with 54.16 miles being considered township roads. It is a rural township consisting of mainly farms land interspersed with very small communities. The population as of the 2010 census was 1,416. It is a ‘dry’ (no alcoholic establishments) township.


The Township boasts three sets of covered bridges which are listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

News & Notices

Recycling Guidelines
Residents of Fishing Creek, Sugarloaf, Stillwater and Benton Townships, please be aware of what items are acceptable for recycling at the Fishing Creek Center.  An abundance of trash has been dropped off which is not accepted for recycle.  It may become too costly to the Townships to offer recycling for residents if this continues. 
Notice: All Township Residents

(1) Permits are required for most construction and/or improvements to any structure in Fishing Creek Twp. Permits are also required for logging or any other heavy duty vehicle traffic on Township roads posted with "weight limit" signs.  Contact the Township Roadmaster, Jim Kline before beginning any logging or heavy hauling.  Contact Jay Challingsworth, Permit Officer for permits.  Township office - 570-683-5900.