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Boating at Colonel Denning State Park

non-powered boats only

Non-motorized canoes and kayaks may be used on Doubling Gap Lake.

Boating is prohibited from the opening day of trout season to the Friday before Memorial Day.

Boats must be carried in from the nearby parking lot and launched in the designated launch area located at the west end of the beach.

Boat Registration

Non-powered boats must display one of the following:

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

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.