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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, chain pickerel and northern pike at High Point Reservoir in Pennsylvania.

High Point Reservoir, PA

Restricted to non-powered or electric motor boats, High Point Lake is an ideal getaway for anglers who enjoy fishing from canoes or kayaks. This 350-acre lake in the southwest part of the state offers fishing for bass, crappie, walleye, chain pickerel, northern pike and sunfish. The area has no camping or fishing related amenities, however there are two nice boat launch ramps - one on each side of the lake. In winter, ice fishing for bass, crappie, walleye, bluegill, perch and northern pike can be well worth the effort.

High Point Lake, located in the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful angling experience. Spanning over 338 acres, this serene lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of species. Anglers are drawn to High Point Lake to target popular fish such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, catfish, and panfish like crappie and bluegill. The lake's diverse structure, including submerged structures, rocky areas, and weed beds, provides a thriving habitat for these species, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing adventure.

Boating is a popular activity on High Point Lake, offering visitors the chance to explore its tranquil waters and access prime fishing spots. The lake allows for electric-powered boats, making it perfect for a peaceful boating experience. Boaters can launch their own vessels at the lake's boat ramps or enjoy paddling on kayaks and canoes. Navigating along the scenic shoreline, discovering hidden coves, or simply enjoying a leisurely cruise are all possibilities for boaters on High Point Lake.

Camping opportunities are available near High Point Lake, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Nearby camping options provide tent and RV sites, offering a range of accommodations for campers. Camping at High Point Lake allows visitors to wake up to the sounds of nature, enjoy lakeside picnics, and revel in the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings.

As visitors explore High Point Lake and its surrounding area, they can immerse themselves in the scenic beauty that encompasses the region. The lake is nestled within the lush landscapes of the Laurel Highlands, offering picturesque views of rolling hills and dense forests. Nature enthusiasts can explore nearby hiking trails, go birdwatching, or simply relax by the lakeshore and appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings.

High Point Lake, with its diverse fish species, peaceful boating opportunities, and nearby camping facilities, provides a serene retreat for outdoor enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. Whether one seeks a rewarding fishing experience, a leisurely boating adventure, or a tranquil camping getaway, High Point Lake offers an idyllic setting to connect with nature and enjoy the serenity of this picturesque destination.

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Primary fish species residing in High Point Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Sunfish Pumpkinseed Rock Bass Yellow Perch Chain pickerel Northern pike

High Point Reservoir Amenities

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

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

North Access Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast sector of the lake, on the north shore, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking for a dozen vehicles with boat trailers.

South Access Boat Ramp
Located in the mid section of the lake, on the south shore, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking for fifteen vehicles with boat trailers.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

No camping nearby

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Contact Information

High Point Lake
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Somerset County
866 262-8734


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High Point Reservoir in Pennsylvania.

Sunfish, crappie, walleye and pike fishing in southwest PA.

Fishing at High Point Reservoir, in Pennsylvania.