Lakes and Rivers - Erie County PA
and North Western PA

The north west and Erie County PA regions offer a lake with a sandy beach for swimming, a river for white water rafting, canoeing and fishing.

The lakes and river in this area offer water sports and water recreation throughout the year.

Canadohta Lake
Lincolnville PA, Crawford County PA

169 acres

Boating - 2 ramps


Chapman Lake
Chapman State Park
Clarendon PA, Warren County PA

Open all year

  • Fishing
  • Swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Boating - 2 launch ramps
  • Rentals: canoes, rowboats, pedal boats


Clarion River
Clarion County PA

  • Designated a Wild and Scenic River
  • Pontoon boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice boating
  • Power boating


Edinboro Lake
Erie County

  • 245 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 2 ramps
  • Water skiing
lake water sparkling in the sun surrounded by trees in PA in late August

Kahle Lake
Lamartine PA 16375
Clarion County

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing


Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir
Warren PA

  • Boating


Lake Erie
Erie PA

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving


Lake LeBoeuf
Erie County

  • 70 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch


Lake Pleasant
In Venango Township, Erie County

  • 60 acres
  • Fishing
  • Non motorized boating


Mahoning Creek Lake
New Bethlehem PA
Clarion County

  • Fishing
lake water in the sun in Pennsylvania

Pymatuning Reservoir
Pymatuning State Park
Jamestown PA, Mercer County PA

Open year round

  • Boating
  • Boat launches
  • Fishing
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice boating
  • Ice skating
  • Swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day


Shenango River Lake
Hermitage PA, Mercer County PA

  • Fishing
  • Boating


Tamarack Lake
Crawford County PA

  • 562 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 7 access points


Tionesta Lake
Tionesta PA 16353, Fulton County PA

  • Boating
  • Water skiing
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming


Wilhelm Lake
Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Open year round

Fishing
Boating - 8 launches
Rentals of rowboats, pontoon boats, canoes

Woodcock Creek Lake
Saegertown PA, Crawford County

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Sailboating
  • Sailboarding


Enjoy spending time at the lakes and rivers in northwestern PA!






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