Fishing Overview

The 167 acre Kettle Creek Reservoir is noted for its trout and bass fishing (Large and Smallmouth). Also found in the lake are Catfish, Bluegills, Sun Fish, Crappies, Perch and Suckers. The lake is stocked with trout just before the opening day and normally a couple more times in season. If you like fishing streams Kettle Creek has excellent water quality that supports a healthy aquatic population and is noted for its trout fishing. Also many excellent native trout streams surround the park area. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws and regulations apply in all areas.

Boat Fishing

Boat Fishing is permitted using non-powered or electric motored vessels only. A boat launch and boat mooring for 60 vessels are at the northern end of the lake. An overnight mooring permit is required. Overnight mooring for park campers is also available free of charge. Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Vessels must have a coast Guard approved wearable Type I, II, III, or V personal floatation device in serviceable condition for each occupant. Children under 13 years of age and all non-swimmers must wear the approved PFD when boating. PFD's must also be worn until 30 April.

Shore Fishing

Fishing from shore is permitted wherever accessible. The west shoreline runs along route 4001 and provides many places to park your car and fish. If you like a little more privacy the east shoreline is accessible by boat and your welcome to dock you boat along several fields pull up a lawn chair and relax.

Ice Fishing

Kettle Creek Reservoir is a popular destination for many ice fishing enthusiast. The pan fishing is normally good to excellent. However; February 2013 was the last time trout will be stocked for the ice fishing season. Kettle Creek State Park and Army Corps of Engineer personnel do not monitor ice thicknesses or ice conditions. You are responsible for your own safety.