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The 68-acre Chapman Lake has fishing for coldwater and warmwater fish, including:

  • Brook and brown trout
  • Largemouth bass
  • Bluegill
  • Sunfish
  • Yellow perch
  • Sucker

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. ADA accessible fishing piers are on the eastern and western shorelines of Chapman Lake.

Within the park and the surrounding Allegheny National Forest, trout fishing exists in the West Branch of Tionesta Creek and Farnsworth Run.

Chapman Lake Depth Black-and-white Map (PDF)

Chapman Lake Depth Color Map (PDF)

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.

Ice Fishing

The 68-acre Chapman Lake is popular for ice fishing for perch and trout.

Ice thickness in not monitored.