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.


All Pennsylvania state parks that have lakes that permit boating can accommodate sailboats. For a list of lakes that permit boats exolore "Where to Boat" above. Due to the mountainous nature of the state, certain lakes are better for sailing than others. The parks marked with a sailboat symbol have the best sailing opportunities.

Shoreline mooring season is from April 1 to October 31. Marina space availability depends on the size of the boat. The size of the boat and/or space determines the cost.

Some parks operate dry land mooring areas for an annual fee. Space is assigned and the boat kept on it's trailer. The season for this is from April 15 to October 31. Contact the individual park for availability.

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. Motorboats must display a current boat registration.