Fishing at Canoe Creek State Park
The beautiful 155-acre Canoe Lake is fed by two coldwater trout streams and is stocked with:
Other gamefish in the lake are:
This activity or structure is ADA accessible.
A fishing pier for people with disabilities is in the East Shore Day Use Area adjacent to Pavilion #3.
Ice fishing on the natural ice of the lake is popular during the extended trout season.
Ice thickness is not monitored.
Be Safe on the Ice
Test ice thickness with an auger before recreating. Four inches of solid ice is the minimum recommended thickness for a single person. Seven inches of solid ice is the minimum recommended thickness for small group.
Always carry safety equipment and know how to use it.
Spread out. Crowds can put too much weight onto one area.
Be aware of changes in ice thickness across a body of water. Perimeter ice is weaker due to shifting, expansion and sunlight reflecting off of the bottom.
Avoid areas with protruding logs, brush, plants, and docks. These structures absorb heat, weakening the surrounding ice.
Avoid areas with multiple or intersecting cracks, and standing water over ice.
Venturing out on ice alone is not advisable. Take a friend along for fun and for safety.
Wear a PFD (life jacket).
Check the weather and plan accordingly. Several days with temperatures above freezing will weaken the ice.
Canoe Lake Water Depth Black-and-White Map (PDF)
Canoe Lake Water Depth Color Map (PDF)
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.