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Straight Run Lake (Hemlock Lake)

Located in Indiana County, Straight Run Lake (a.k.a. Hemlock Lake) is a 60-acre impoundment owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission for public fishing and boating.

Indiana County Parks leases the site from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission as a public recreation area.


Straight Run Lake is managed as a warmwater fishery. All species of fish are managed under Commonwealth Inland Waters regulations. The Commission historically has stocked the lake with Walleye fingerling.


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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