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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, white crappie, walleye, saugeye, brown trout, bluegill and hybrid striped bass at Jennings Randolph Lake in Maryland.

Jennings Randolph Lake, MD

With no horsepower limit on boat motors, Jennings Randolph Lake is a favorite of boating enthusiasts in northwest Maryland. Great bass fishing and a nice variety of other fish species, makes this a favorite of anglers and tournament fishing clubs.

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Jennings Randolph Lake, located in the westernmost part of Maryland, offers a fantastic fishing experience for anglers of all levels. The lake is renowned for its diverse fish population, making it a sought-after destination for fishing enthusiasts. Anglers can target a variety of popular fish species, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, crappie, and catfish. Whether you prefer the thrill of reeling in a feisty bass or the excitement of catching a trophy-sized walleye, Jennings Randolph Lake provides ample opportunities to test your angling skills.

Jennings Randolph Lake offers a picturesque setting for fishing, boating, and camping adventures. With its diverse fish species, including bass, walleye, and crappie, anglers can find plenty of action throughout the year. Boaters can enjoy the vast expanse of the lake and explore its hidden treasures, while campers can immerse themselves in the serenity of nature. Whether you're seeking a thrilling fishing excursion, a leisurely boating trip, or a peaceful camping getaway, Jennings Randolph Lake in Maryland provides an ideal outdoor escape.

This 950-acre lake has more than 15 miles of shoreline which is home to smallmouth and largemouth bass for most of the season. Well known for trophy-sized walleye, the lake also offers trout, sunfish and hybrid striped bass fishing. Two boat ramps allow for easy boating access. No rental boats are available.

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Primary fish species residing in Jennings Randolph Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish White Crappie Walleye Saugeye Brown trout Bluegill Hybrid Stripers

Jennings Randolph Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES - 2
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity at Jennings Randolph Lake, with its expansive waters and peaceful surroundings. Anglers and recreational boaters can enjoy cruising along the lake's scenic shoreline, exploring hidden coves, and trying their luck at different fishing spots. Boating options range from kayaks and canoes to motorized boats, allowing visitors to tailor their experience to their preferences.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Jennings Randolph Lake Maryland Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Mt Zion Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Click here for a Maryland Fishing License.

Camping at Jennings Randolph Lake adds to the allure of this outdoor destination. The lake features well-maintained campgrounds that provide a serene setting for nature lovers. Whether you prefer tent camping or RV camping, there are sites available to accommodate different needs. Spending a night under the starry skies, surrounded by the tranquility of nature, creates an impressive experience and allows campers to fully embrace the beauty of the lake and its surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Robert W Craig Campground - 304 355-2346

Abrams Creek Center Campground - 304 446-5332

Jennings Randolph Lake MD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Jennings Randolph Lake
WSSC Water​ Headquarters
14501 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, Maryland 20707
301 206-7485


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