Boating


The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is represented by this colored map.

Where to Boat

This chart lists the facilites for boating in Pennsylvania State Parks, including sailing, motor size, lake acreage, launch facilities, boat mooring, boat rental and marinas.

 

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 state park launching permit. A list of parks for iceboating is below.

"Where to Boat" above indicates lakes that permit iceboating with a snowflake.

Find out where there's ice in the winter activities report, online from December until Spring thaw.

Non-powered boats 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.