Guide To Fishing At Pinchot Lake
AKA: Pinchot Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass and muskie at Pinchot Lake in Pennsylvania.
Situated half way between York and Harrisburg, Pinchot Lake is a 340-acre fishing lake with a mixed bag of fish species. Anglers who frequent the lake tend to favor targeting bass and stripers. However, crappie, muskie, perch, sunfish, walleye and catfish also roam these waters. The lake is open to sail boats and pleasure boats, as well as all types of fishing boats - including bass boats, canoes, kayaks, pontoons and others.
Primary fish species residing in Pinchot Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Pinchot Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: THREE
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Boat Mooring No. 1
Located just west of the Rosstown Road bridge, in the southwest corner of the lake, this is a single-lane, gravel ramp with docks and limited parking.
Located in the Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground, in the southeast corner of the lake, this is a single-lane, gravel ramp with a dock and limited, gravel parking.
Gifford Pinchot Boat Mooring No. 3
Located on the northeast sector of the lake, this is a single-lane, gravel ramp with docks and limited parking.
Public Boat Launch
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Gifford Pinchot State Park Campground - 717 292-4112
Quaker Race Campground - 717 432-1181
Pinchot Lake PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Gifford Pinchot State Park
800 E Camping Area Rd
Wellsville, PA 17365
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General Fishing Info
Striped bass, walleye, muskie and catfish fishing in south-central PA.