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Boating

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

The 3,225-acre Lake Arthur has 10 public boat launches.

Sailing conditions are ideal, and races, regattas, and sailing instruction classes are held throughout the summer.

Boating is prohibited in the Game Propagation area and near the dam.

Boat Registration

Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state.

Non-powered boats must display one of the following:

  • Boat registration from any state
  • Launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania state parks -- available at most state park offices
  • Launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information about boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Moraine State Park Marinas

Davis Hollow Marina

This activity or structure is ADA accessible.

The marina has motorboat fuel, a sanitary dumping station for boats, and seasonal mooring for almost 700 vessels. Slips are designated for:

  • 313 sailboats, catamarans, and motorboats
  • 232 pontoon boats
  • 36 canoe rack spaces
  • 38 offshore mooring
  • 80 dry mooring

A limited number of first-come, first-served transient spaces are available for short-term stays. Outdoor winter storage for boats is also available in the park. Contact the marina office in advance to make sure space is available.

Watts Bay Marina

This area provides dry mooring for sailboats and catamarans only. The marina can accommodate:

  • 138 boats in numbered parking spaces complete with tie-downs
  • 36 small sailboats and sailboards in rack spaces

An additional 20 numbered parking spaces are available near or adjacent to the boat launch.

Windsurfing

Barber Point, near Lakeview Beach, is popular for windsurfing due to stronger winds and sparse boat traffic.

A state park launching permit is required for wind surfboards. All boating regulations apply to wind surfboards.

Maps

Davis Hollow Marina Map (PDF)

Watts Bay Sailboat Dry Mooring Area Map (PDF)

Lake Arthur Depth Color Map Layered (PDF)

Lake Arthur Depth Color Map (PDF)

Boat Rental Concessions

Crescent Bay Boat Rental

Crescent Bay Boat Rentals offer the following for rent:

  • Pontoon boats
  • Motorboats
  • Kayaks
  • Canoes
  • Rowboats
  • Sailboats

Motorboat fuel, ice, and fishing bait are also available for purchase.

Sailing Clubs

Lake Arthur Sailing Club

The Lake Arthur Sailing Club is a non-profit organization that promotes recreational sailing on Lake Arthur.

Moraine Sailing Club

The Moraine Sailing Club is a non-profit organization that also promotes recreational sailing on Lake Arthur.