Hunting and Fishing
The 8 acre Rainbow Lake is located just 3.3 miles from Emmitsburg, MD. You need a free permit issued by the town in addition to your state fishing license. To obtain this permit, go to the Emmitsburg Town Office with your fishing license. The reason for this is that Rainbow Lake is a conservation area and provides water to the surrounding community. Therefore, there is no boating, swimming or camping allowed in the vicinity of the lake.
Fishermen will find a variety of fish including catfish, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, bream and bluegill here. Whether you’re spinning, bait casting or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Rainbow Lake. For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Maryland State Dept of Natural Resources.
Hunting in Emmitsburg
There is approximately 1,300 acres owned by the Town available for hunting, such as deer, turkey and small game. Please note, the hunting safety zones and permit have been updated for the 2021-2022 hunting season. See below.
Permitted Hunting Areas for Emmitsburg, MD
2021-2022 Hunting Season has ended on
May 23, 2022
Here is a copy of the 2021-2022 Hunting Calendar
We will update the season of 2022-2023 when DNR has updated their site