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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch, muskie, northern pike and tiger muskie at Shawnee Lake in Pennsylvania.

Shawnee Lake, PA

The feature element of Shawnee State Park is Shawnee Lake. It is a 450-acre lake in the southern part of the Keystone State. Boats on the lake are limited to elcetric motors only, and can be launched from three boat ramps around the lake. Camping, lodging and picknicking areas are available to the public.

Shawnee Lake, nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, is a charming destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene angling experience. Covering approximately 250 acres, this scenic lake offers ample fishing opportunities for a variety of species. Anglers are drawn to Shawnee Lake to target popular fish such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, panfish (bluegill, crappie, and sunfish), catfish, and northern pike. The lake's diverse underwater structure, including submerged vegetation, rocky areas, and drop-offs, provides a thriving habitat for these species, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing adventure.

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This is an ideal lake for canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and rowboats, all available for rent at the lake. There is an ADA-accessible fishing pier, and over 6 miles of shoreline to explore. Bass, crappie, walleye, pike and musky are popular fish species here. During winter, perch, pike and walleye are the primary targets.

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Primary fish species residing in Shawnee Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Bluegill Yellow Perch Muskie Northern Pike Tiger Muskie

Shawnee Lake Amenities

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

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While Shawnee Lake does not permit motorized boats, it offers an idyllic setting for non-motorized watercraft. Anglers can bring their canoes, kayaks, or rowboats to quietly explore the lake's calm waters and access hidden fishing spots. The absence of motorized boats enhances the tranquility of the lake, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the peaceful ambiance and natural beauty of Shawnee Lake.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Colvin Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete boat ramp with gravel parking for up to twenty vehicles with boat trailers.

Kegg Run Launch Area
Located on the southern end of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete boat ramp with gravel parking for up to a dozen vehicles with boat trailers.

#2 Picnic Area Boat Access
Located just east of the State Park Road bridge, on the north side of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete boat ramp with plenty of parking.

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Camping options are available in the surrounding area, providing visitors with the opportunity to extend their stay and enjoy the outdoor experience. Nearby campgrounds offer tent and RV camping sites, allowing visitors to relax and unwind amidst the beauty of the Pocono Mountains. Camping near Shawnee Lake provides the perfect opportunity to wake up to the sounds of nature, indulge in lakeside activities, and enjoy the peacefulness of the surrounding forest.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Shawnee State Park Campground - 814 733-4218

Shawnee Sleepy Hollow Campground - 814 733-4380

Choice Camping Court - 814 623-5586

Shawnee Lake PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Shawnee Lake
Shawnee State Park
132 State Park Rd
Schellsburg, PA 15559
814 733-4218


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Shawnee Lake in PA

Fishing for bass, crappie, walleye, pike and musky in southern PA

Shawnee Lake, in Pennsylvania.