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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, muskie and northern pike at Little Seneca Lake in Maryland.

Little Seneca Lake, MD

Managed by Montgomery Parks, Little Seneca Lake is a 500-acre lake in the central part of the state, for non-gasoline boat motors. Canoes, row boats and kayaks are popular, and available for rent at the park office.

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Little Seneca Lake, nestled in the heart of Maryland, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. This picturesque lake offers a rewarding fishing experience with its abundance of popular fish species. Anglers can target a variety of fish, including largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, and northern pike. The diverse fish population ensures that there's always something biting at Little Seneca Lake, making it a favorite destination for anglers of all skill levels.

The most popular fish species are largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie, and tiger muskie. Enjoy the relaxing, quiet style of fishing as you meander along 16 miles of shoreline in search of trophy bass and other species.

Little Seneca Lake is a hidden oasis for fishing, boating, and outdoor recreation in Maryland. With its diverse fish species, tranquil boating opportunities, and nearby camping options, the lake offers a well-rounded experience for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're casting a line for bass, paddling along the calm waters, or enjoying a camping getaway, Little Seneca Lake provides a peaceful and scenic setting for visitors to connect with nature and create lasting memories.

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Primary fish species residing in Little Seneca Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish White Crappie Walleye Bluegill Muskie Northern Pike

Little Seneca Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES - 2
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Black Hill Boat Rental
Rentals: Fishing boats, canoes and kayaks
301 528-3480

Boating is a popular activity at Little Seneca Lake, allowing visitors to explore the lake's scenic beauty and access prime fishing spots. Non-motorized boats such as kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards are allowed on the lake, providing a peaceful and serene boating experience. The calm waters and picturesque surroundings make boating at Little Seneca Lake a delightful way to spend a day on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Black Hill Regional Park Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Black Hills Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Little Seneca Boat Launch For Kayaks & Canoes
Located in the southwest section of the lake, at the south end of the Clarksburg Road Bridge, this is an earthen ramp with limited parking.

Click here for a Maryland Fishing License.

While camping is not available directly at Little Seneca Lake, there are nearby camping facilities that allow visitors to extend their stay and immerse themselves in nature. Seneca Creek State Park, which encompasses the lake, offers campsites and camping amenities for those looking to combine fishing with a camping adventure. Camping at Seneca Creek State Park provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty of the lake and its surrounding natural landscape.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Maryland National Capital Park & Campground - 301 792-6581

Little Seneca Lake MD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Little Seneca Lake
Montgomery Parks
20930 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841
301 495-2595


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