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Located on the border of Clarion and Venango counties, Kahle Lake is a 251-acre impoundment owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission for public fishing and boating.


All seasons, sizes, and creel limits for all species at Kahle Lake have been temporarily lifted in anticipation of complete drawdown for dam and spillway repairs in 2024. Big Bass program regulations have also been removed from the lake at this time (upon publishing in the Pennsylvania Bulletin). This action was taken to encourage angler harvest to reduce the number of fish in the lake in advance of the complete drawdown. 

Following construction, the PFBC plans to initiate stocking the lake as soon as refilling conditions allow, with fingerling plants of select fish species to establish a high-quality, warmwater and coolwater fishery. 


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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