Whether you like to quietly row on a small lake or jet around with the wind streaming through your hair, there's lots of opportunities to get on the water in Pennsylvania state parks. There's even whitewater boating in rafts, kayaks and canoes.
For the true, diehard outdoor enthusiast, there is nothing like iceboating to stir up those inactive wintertime juices. Iceboats must have a state park launch permit.
"Where to Boat" above indicates with a snowflake symbol the lakes that permit iceboating.
Find out where there's ice in the winter activities report, online from December until spring thaw.
Non-powered boats launched in a state park must display one of the following: boat registration; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks, available at most state park offices; launching permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Ice thickness is not monitored. For your safety, make sure ice is at least 6” thick and carry safety equipment.