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LAKE Somerset

Located in Somerset County, Lake Somerset is a 253-acre impoundment owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission for public fishing and boating. The Commission's Southwest Region Office (law enforcement, fisheries management, education, maintenance) is located at the lake.

FISHING

Lake Somerset is managed under Big Bass Program regulations. Commonwealth Inland Waters regulations apply for all other species of fish.

The Commission historically has stocked the lake with Channel Catfish, Muskellunge and Walleye fingerling.

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

Boating is limited to boats powered by electric motors and un-powered boats. Two launch ramps are 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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