Lakes and Rivers - Amish Country PA
and South Central PA

When you visit south central and Amish Country PA, you'll find lakes and rivers with recreational activities including rowboating, kayaking, fishing, and ice skating.

The lakes in state parks offer swimming during the late spring and summer months.

Enjoy the great outdoors with winter activities including ice fishing and ice boating.

You'll find the areas of our state surrounding water are very peaceful and quiet.

Take in nature at its best as you savor all that the outdoors of PA has to offer.


Cowans Gap Lake

Cowans Gap State Park
Fulton County PA 

Open all year

  • Swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Boating - 2 launches
  • Fishing


Doubling Gap Lake
Colonel Denning State Park
Cumberland County PA

  • 3.5 acres
  • Fishing
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day

Fuller Lake
Laurel Lake

Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Cumberland County PA

  • Swimming Memorial Day - Labor Day
  • Fishing
  • Boating on Laurel Lake
  • Boat rentals
  • 1 boat launch
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice skating
Cumberland County PA lake with green grass and trees

Holman Lake
Little Buffalo State Park

Open all year

  • 88 acres
  • FishingBoating - 2 launches
  • Canoeing
  • Rentals of canoes, rowboats, pedal boats
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming pool open Memorial Day to Labor Day, no swimming in Lake


Lake Grubb

West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County PA

  • 13 acre lake
  • Fishing

Lower Susquehanna River

Runs through the following counties:

  • Cumberland
    Dauphin County PA
    Lancaster
    Lebanon
    Perry
    Northumberland
    Snyder
    York 
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Motor boating
  • Fishing

Marburg Lake
Codorus State Park
York County PA

Open all year

  • Fishing
  • Boating - 7 launches
  • Boat rentals
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice boating
  • Ice skating
  • Rentals of canoes, paddleboats, rowboats, kayaks

crystal clear water with stones showing through in Fulton County Pennsylvania

Meadow Grounds Lake
Fulton County PA

  • 204 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch


Memorial Lake

Memorial Lake State Park
Lebanon County PA

Open all year

  • Ice skating
  • Boating - 2 launches
  • Sailing
  • Sailboarding
  • Ice fishing
  • Fishing


Pinchot Lake

Gifford Pinchot State Park
York County PA

Open all year

  • FishingBoating - 3 launches
  • Boat rentals
  • Swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day


Speedwell Forge Lake

Lancaster County PA

  • 106 acres
  • FishingBoating - 2 launches
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing


Enjoy the water sports in the south central area of PA!






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