Located in Tioga County, Lake Nessmuk is a 60-acre impoundment owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission for public fishing and boating. The lake is maintained by the Borough of Wellsboro.
Lake Nessmuk Video - Habitat Improvement Project
Lake Nessmuk is managed as a warmwater fishery. Commonwealth Inland Waters regulations apply for all species of fish.
Fish habitat structures have been placed in the lake (view PDF map) over the years as part of the Commission's Fish Habitat Improvement Program.
Boating is limited to boats powered by electric motors and un-powered boats. One launch ramp is available along with associated parking facilities.
Un-powered boats may be moored at the lake in accordance with Commission property regulations. To be used at the lake, boats must be registered or have a valid launch permit (permits are issued by the Commission or PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources).
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