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The special boating regulations listed below are taken from Title 58, Chapter 111 of the PA Code. Additional regulations not listed here or in the code may be in place for some waters.
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ADAMS None  
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ALLEGHENY Allegheny River
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed from Miles 12.8 to Lock and Dam Number 2 at Mile 14.5 in the back channel of Twelve and Fourteen Mile Islands.
  • The area behind Nine Mile Island, Mile 10.0 to Mile 10.4 is a designated ski zone. Boats not actively engaged in towing water skiers are limited to slow no wake.
Monongahela River Water skiing is prohibited from the Glassport Bridge (Mile 19.4) to the Union Railroad Bridge (Mile 21.1) at Clairton.
Allegheny,
Monongahela,
Ohio rivers
(City of Pittsburgh)
Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed from the Fort Pitt Bridge over the Monongahela River and the 9th Street Bridge over the Allegheny River to the West End Bridge over the Ohio River. This zone shall be in effect on weekends from May 1 to October 1 from 3 p.m. Friday until midnight Sunday and from 3 p.m. on the day preceding Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day until midnight of the holiday.
Youghiogheny River Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed from the mouth of the Youghiogheny River to the McKeesport Access Area, a distance of about 200 yards.
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ARMSTRONG Crooked Creek Lake
  • A boat may not tow more than one water skier.
  • Boats equipped with inboard engines with over-the transom or straight type exhausts, wet or dry, are prohibited.
  • Air boats are prohibited.
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in the following areas:
    - From the dam to a buoy line crossing the lake above the swimming beach.
    - From the shoal buoys to the headwaters.
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
Keystone Lake The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
Mahoning Creek Lake
  • The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
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BEAVER Beaver River Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed from the mouth upstream to Mile 2.3.
Hereford Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Raccoon Lake
Raccoon Creek State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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BEDFORD Shawnee Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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BERKS Blue Marsh Lake
  • Boats equipped with inboard engines with over-the-transom or straight stack type exhausts, wet or dry, are prohibited.
  • Boats are limited to a slow, no wake speed in the two arms of the lake formed by Spring Creek and Tulpehocken Creek.
  • A boat may not tow more than one waterskier.
Hopewell Lake
French Creek State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Kaercher's Creek Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Scotts Run Lake
French Creek State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Schuylkill River
Kernsville Pool
Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed.
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BLAIR Canoe Creek The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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BRADFORD Steven Foster Lake
Mt. Pisgah State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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BUCKS Levittown Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
  Neshaminy Creek Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed from the mouth of Neshaminy Creek to a point approximately 200 yards upstream from the Route 13 Bridge, a distance of approximately 1.5 miles.
  Nockamixon Lake
Nockamixon State Park
The use of motors in excess of 20 horsepower is prohibited.
  Tyler State Park The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
  Delaware River
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in the following areas:
    - Franklin Cove
    - From the mouth of Paunacussing Creek, approximately 3,000 feet to a point in the vicinity of Green Hill Road, effective from 12:01 a.m. on the Friday before Memorial Day until midnight on Labor Day.
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed while passing through the following bridge spans:
    - Route 263 (Stockton-Center) Bridge
    - Route 202 Toll Bridge
    - Route 179 (New Hope-Lambertville) Bridge
    - Lumberville Foot Bridge
    - Upper Black Eddy-Milford Bridge
    - Riegelsville Bridge
    - Frenchtown ''Free'' Bridge
  • The requirements in this subsection that affect waters of joint jurisdiction with New Jersey are effective May 1, 1997.
  • The mooring of boats within 100 feet of the marina boat dock in Franklin Cove is prohibited.
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BUTLER Lake Arthur
Moraine State Park
The use of motors in excess of 20 horsepower is prohibited.
Glade Run Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Harbor Acres Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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CAMBRIA Beaverdam Reservoir
  • All boats using these facilities may not exceed 17’ in length and must be properly registered or possess a PFBC or DCNR launch permit and display the official registration number and current validation stickers as prescribed in the Fish and Boat Code.
  • No internal combustion engine may be possessed or used to propel a boat on this property; possession of marine fuel is prohibited on this property. Boats propelled by electric motors and manually propelled boats may be used. Inflatable boats over 7’ in length may be used in accordance with current regulations in the Fish and Boat Code.
Duman Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Glendale Lake
Prince Gallitzin State Park
The use of motors in excess of 20 horsepower is prohibited.
Hinckston Dam
  • All boats using these facilities may not exceed 17’ in length and must be properly registered or possess a PFBC or DCNR launch permit and display the official registration number and current validation stickers as prescribed in the Fish and Boat Code.
  • No internal combustion engine may be possessed or used to propel a boat on this property; possession of marine fuel is prohibited on this property. Boats propelled by electric motors and manually propelled boats may be used. Inflatable boats over 7’ in length may be used in accordance with current regulations in the Fish and Boat Code.
Lake Rowena Non-powered boats under 17 feet are allowed, but the possession of gas engines and tanks in boats is prohibited.
Wilmore Reservoir
  • All boats using these facilities may not exceed 17’ in length and must be properly registered or possess a PFBC or DCNR launch permit and display the official registration number and current validation stickers as prescribed in the Fish and Boat Code.
  • No internal combustion engine may be possessed or used to propel a boat on this property; possession of marine fuel is prohibited on this property. Boats propelled by electric motors and manually propelled boats may be used. Inflatable boats over 7’ in length may be used in accordance with current regulations in the Fish and Boat Code.
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CAMERON George B. Stevenson Dam
Sinnamahoning State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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CARBON Beltzville Lake
Beltzville State Park
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed at Pine Run, Wild Creek and Pohopoco Creek Bays.
  • Water skiing is prohibited except in the designated ski zone. Within the designated zone, water skiing is prohibited before 10 a.m. and after sunset. Boats in this zoned area shall operate in a counter-clockwise direction. Boats not engaged in water skiing shall remain outside the ski zone area while water skiing is in progress. On weekdays, it is unlawful for a boat to tow more than two water skiers at a time. On weekends - Saturdays and Sundays - and Federal holidays, it is unlawful for a boat to tow more than one water skier at a time.
  • It is unlawful to operate boats equipped with inboard engines with over-the-transom or straight stack type exhausts.
  • Kite skiing and parasailing are prohibited at all times.
  • The speed of boats is limited to 45 miles per hour.
Mauch Chunk Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Francis E. Walter Dam The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
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CENTRE Black Moshannon Lake
Black Moshannon State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Colyer Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Poe Valley Lake
Poe Valley State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Foster Joseph Sayers Lake
Bald Eagle State Park
  • Boats are limited to slow no wake in the following areas:
    - Hunters Run Cove inlet.
    - The southern end of Hunters Run Cove in the vicinity of boat launching areas.
    - The northern end of Hunters Run Cove from the inlet to the dam.
    - Within 100 feet of either side of the Route 26 highway bridge.
    - From approximately 2,000 feet west of the Upper Greens Run launch ramp through the backwaters of the lake.
  • Waterskiing is prohibited in Hunters Run Cove.
  • It is unlawful to operate boats equipped with inboard engines with over-the-transom or straight stack type exhausts.
  • The speed of boats is limited to 45 miles per hour.
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CHESTER Marsh Creek Lake
Marsh Creek State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Struble Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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CLARION None  
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CLEARFIELD Parker Lake
Parker Dam State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Treasure Lake
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed from the established buoy line at the following areas:
    - Lake Marina
    - Coral Cove
    - Matura Cove
    - Galion Bay
    - Columbus Court Cove
    - Treasure Lake Road Cove
    - Access areas at Hurricane Cove
  • The speed of boats is limited to 35 miles per hour.
  • Boats longer than 25 feet in length are prohibited.
Bimini Lake The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
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CLINTON Alvin R. Bush Dam
Kettle Creek State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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COLUMBIA Briar Creek Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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CRAWFORD Canadohta Lake The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
Conneaut Lake The anchoring of boats is prohibited in the area along the western shoreline of the lake commonly referred to as the ''sand bar.'' The no anchor zone will extend along the shoreline to a line of buoys.
Pymatuning Lake
Pymatuning State Park
The use of motors in excess of 20 horsepower is prohibited.
Sugar Lake The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
Tamarack Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Woodcock Lake
  • The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
  • Water skiing is prohibited.
  • Boats are limited to slow no wake in a zone defined by the area east of the L. R. 20063 Causeway.
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
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CUMBERLAND Laurel Lake
Pine Grove Furnace State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Opossum Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Power Company Dam
(Cove Hill)
Conodoquinet Creek
  • Water skiing is permitted from 10 a.m. to 1 hour before sunset in a zoned area 500 feet below Pikes Pond on the east to Sandy Bottom on the west. Water skiing is prohibited at other times or in other areas.
  • This zoned ski area is open for fishing and cruising during the skiing period. Fishing and cruising rafts or boats may not be more than 50 feet from the south shore if any skiers are operating during the ski period. (3) Persons operating vessels in this ski area during the water skiing period shall operate in a counter-clockwise fashion, insofar as it is reasonably possible, so as to pass a meeting boat on his own left side. Criss-crossing is forbidden.
  • Persons operating vessels in this ski area during the waterskiiing period shall operate in a counterclickwise fashion, insofar as it is reasonably possible, so as to pass a meeting boat on his own left side. Crisscrossing is forbidden.
  • Permission is granted to establish swim zone areas in the water ski zone area of the creek, in accordance with Chapter 113 (relating to aids to navigation and obstructions to navigation) out to 50 feet from the north shore. Permission is granted to establish swim zone areas in the dam areas, in accordance with Chapter 105 out to 75 feet from shore.
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in the channel behind the island from the breast of the dam to the inlet.
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DAUPHIN Susquehanna River
Lake Frederick
Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed between Bashore Island and the York County shoreline.
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DELAWARE Delaware River Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed between Tinicum Island and the Pennsylvania shoreline.
Tinicum Lagoons Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed.
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ELK East Branch Clarion River Lake
Elk State Park
  • It is unlawful to operate boats equipped with inboard engines with over-the-transom or straight stack type exhausts.
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in the following areas:
    - Sevenmile Run Bay
    - South Fork/Straight Creek Bay
    - East Branch Clarion River Bay, from the no-wake buoys to the extreme backwaters of the lake
  • The speed of boats is limited to 45 miles per hour.
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
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ERIE Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in the following areas:
    - Through the Erie Harbor Entrance between the North Pierhead Light (foghorn) and Inter Range Tower.
    - In the area adjacent to the Erie Public Dock, extending from the Erie Sand and Gravel Company on the west to the Continental Grain Company piers on the east. The restricted area will include the Canal Basin and extend northward to the harbor line.
    - Within the boundaries of Presque Isle State Park, including the waters of Marina and Misery Bays and the waters along the bay and lake shore for a distance of 500 feet from the shore.
  • Waterskiing, other than for the purpose of take off or approach, is prohibited within 500 feet of the shoreline of Presque Isle peninsula.
  • The anchoring of watercraft in the entrance channel to Horseshoe Pond, Fox Pond, Marina Bay, the Lagoons or the bridge at Misery Bay in a manner that interferes with the public use of these areas or in a manner which creates a hazard to other watercraft is prohibited.
  • The mooring of boats to any dock, wharf, pier, ship or boat launching facility in a manner that interferes with public use or creates a hazard to other watercraft is prohibited.
  • Boats are prohibited within 100 feet of designated swimming beaches at Presque Isle State Park.
  • The internal lagoons from Marina Drive Bridge at the west end of the Long Pond through the northern entrance of Graveyard Pond shall be limited to electric motors only.
Lake Leboeuf It is unlawful to operate a boat in excess of slow, no wake speed.
Lake Pleasant The operation of boats powered by motors is prohibited.
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FAYETTE Dunlap Creek Reservoir The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Virgin Run Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Yougiogheny River Lake Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
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FOREST Tionesta Lake
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed upstream from the confluence of Little Piney Run.
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FRANKLIN None  
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FULTON Meadow Grounds Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Cowans Gap Lake
Cowans Gap State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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GREENE Ronald J. Duke Lake
Ryerson Station State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Ten Mile Creek It is unlawful to operate a boat in excess of slow, no wake speed.
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HUNTINGDON Lake Raystown
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in the following areas:
    - Hawns Run Cove, Seven Points, Yocum Bay, Anderson Bay, Woodcock Valley Cove, James Creek Cove, Great Trough Creek Cove, Coffee Run Cove and Shy Beaver Cove.
    - From the no-wake buoys between Putts Camp and Weaver Falls Access to the extreme backwaters of the lake.
    - Between peninsula number one and peninsula number three known as the Rothrock Recreation Area above the Route 994 bridge.
    - Other coves, bays, inlets, arms and areas marked with slow, no-wake buoys.
  • Waterskiing is prohibited between the Route 994 bridge and the point of peninsula number 3 of the Rothrock Recreation Area approximately 3/4-mile upstream.
Whipple Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Perez Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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INDIANA Conemaugh River Lake (Indiana, Westemoreland)
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
  • The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Hemlock Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Yellow Creek Lake
Yellow Creek State Park
The use of motors in excess of 20 horsepower is prohibited.
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JEFFERSON Cloe Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Kyle Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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JUNIATA None  
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LACKAWANNA Lackawanna Lake
Lackawanna State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Ford's Pond The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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LANCASTER Speedwell Forge Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lake Aldred
Susquehanna River
Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed from the York County shoreline to the northern point of Urey Islands to the southern tip of Blair Island, and back to the York County shoreline. The area is about 1 mile in length.
Susquehanna River Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed for both of the following:
- From the Lancaster County shoreline to the northern point of Shad Island south to the southern point of Green Island and back to the Lancaster County shoreline from January 1 to October 1.
- In all areas between and within 200 feet of the islands comprising the Conejohola Flats.
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LAWRENCE Bessemer Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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LEBANON Memorial Lake
Memorial Lake State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Stoever's Dam The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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LEHIGH Leaser Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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LUZERNE Frances Slocum Lake
Francis Slocum State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lake Jean
Ricketts Glen State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lily Lake
  • Boats with greater than 60 horsepower engines or greater than 18 feet in length are prohibited.
  • Boats are limited to slow no wake except those operating within the buoyed high speed operating zone, between noon and sunset between the Saturday preceding Memorial Day and September 30.
Mountain Spring Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Francis E. Walter Dam The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
Harveys Lake
  • The speed of boats is limited to 45 miles per hour from sunrise to sunset on weekends and holidays from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • The speed of boats is limited to slow, no wake speed between sunset and sunrise.
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LYCOMING Little Pine Dam
Little Pine State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Pine Creek The operation of internal combustion engines is prohibited from the county line downstream to the Route 220 bridge.
Rose Valley Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Susquehanna River Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed between Swimmers Island and the south shore of the Susquehanna River.
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McKEAN Allegheny River Reservoir
(Kinzua Dam)
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in the following areas:
    - Chappel Bay
    - The bay formed by Morris Run
    - From the sewer plant at Kiasutha to the headwaters above Red Bridge.
    - Willow Bay
    - Sugar Bay
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
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MERCER Lake Wilhelm
M. K. Goddard State Park
The use of a motor in excess of 20 horsepower is prohibited.
Shenango River Lake
  • The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited in the area west of the Penn Central Railroad (Levittsburg) causeway to the Ohio line.
  • Boats are prohibited in Game Lands Propagation Areas.
  • Waterskiing is prohibited south of the Conrail Railroad Bridge to the hazard buoys at the dam.
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in the following areas:
    - Stewarts Bay
    - Celery Bay
    - The main lake from the vicinity of the Hopper Road Fisherman Access Area to the extreme backwaters of the lake
    - From the hazard buoys above the dam to the Conrail Railroad Bridge
    - Two hundred feet from the shoreline in the vicinity of the Shenango Day Use Area and Campground and the Route 18 causeway
    - Duck Lake
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
  • Waterskiing is prohibited in the following slow, no wake speed areas:
    - Beneath the State Route 18 and 846 bridges.
    - Beneath the Parkers Landing railroad trestle.
    - Beneath the railroad trestle at the Shenango Recreation Area.
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MIFFLIN None  
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MONROE Brady's Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Delaware River The operation on personal watercraft is prohibited within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Gouldsboro Lake
Gouldsboro State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Tobyhanna Lake
Tobyhanna State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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MONTGOMERY Schuylkill River Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed between:
  • Barbadoes Island and the Norristown shore from the Barbadoes Island Bridge downriver to the Norristown Dam.
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MONTOUR Lake Chillisquaque
  • The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
  • Boating is prohibited in Goose Cove.
  • Boating is prohibited on the entire lake from March 15 through April 30.
  • Inflatable boats shall be at least 7 feet in length, made of durable, reinforced fabric and have at least two separate buoyancy chambers exclusive of any inflatable floor or bottom.
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NORTHAMPTON Delaware River The operation on personal watercraft is prohibited within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. (upstream from mile 209.5).
East Bangor Dam The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lehigh River Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in the main channel 150 feet upstream and 150 feet downstream from the Route 33 access ramp.
Minsi Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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NORTHUMBERLAND Susquehanna River Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed on the south side of Packard's Island from the vicinity of the western tip of Packer's Island upriver a distance of approximately one-half mile to a point downstream of the Sunbury Social Club docks.
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PERRY Little Buffalo Lake
Little Buffalo State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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PHILADELPHIA Schuylkill River
  • The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited from Flat Rock Dam downstream to the Girard Avenue Bridge. Water skiing is prohibited. Enforcement and administrative boats when in the course of their official duties as well as escort boats, coach boats and safety boats when used in connection with organized sweep or sculling boat activity are exempt.
  • Boats, except sweep and sculling boats, their attendant boats and enforcement and administrative boats, are prohibited from the Girard Avenue Bridge to the Fairmount Dam. Traffic shall proceed upstream favoring the west bank and downstream favoring the east bank.
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PIKE Bruce Lake Motors are prohibited.
Delaware River The operation of personal watercraft is prohibited in the following areas:
  • Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (upstream from mile 258.4).
  • The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (downstream from mile 250).
Fairview Lake Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed from the Commission boat launch to the head of the cove.
Lower Lake/Upper Lake
Promised Land State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lake Minisink The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Pecks Pond The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Shohola Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Twin Lakes Motors are prohibited.
Lake Wallenpaupack
  • Waterskiing is prohibited on weekends and holidays at the western end of the lake between a line about 200 yards east of Cairn's Island, as marked by buoys, and the Ledgedale Recreation Area.
  • Kite skiing and parasailing are prohibited on weekends and holidays at all locations. Kite skiing and parasailing are prohibited between the Ledgedale Campsite and the Kipp Island/Wallenpaupack Lake Estates cement boat launch ramp.
  • The area extending 100 feet out from the shoreline shall be considered a special anchorage area. Boats anchored or moored within this area shall be exempt from showing the all-around anchor light between sunset and sunrise, but shall be lighted sufficiently by a shore light to warn an approaching boat of their presence. Boats anchored within this special anchorage area not so lighted from the shore, and boats anchored outside this special anchorage area shall comply with § 97.4 (relating to signals to attract attention) and show the required light from sunset to sunrise. Shore lights shall be screened so that the operator of an approaching boat is not blinded.
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake sped in the following areas:
    - On Wallenpaupack Creek
    - From the Ledgedale Bridge to a point approximately 1,000 feet downstream
    - From the dam to a point approximately 600 feet south
    - Between Cairn's Island and the Pike County shore line.
  • Floating docks and mooring buoys shall be removed from the lake prior to December 1 of the year.
  • Boats are limited to 45 miles per hour from sunrise to sunset on weekends and holidays from the Saturday before Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Boats are limited to 25 miles per hour between sunset and sunrise.
White Deer Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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POTTER Lyman Lake
Lyman Run State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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SCHUYLKILL Locust Lake
Locust Lake State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Tuscarora Lake
Tuscarora Lake State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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SNYDER Walker Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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SOMERSET Cranberry Glade Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
High Point Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lake Somerset The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Laurel Hill Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Youghiogheny River Lake
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed within the following areas:
    - Wilkins Hollow Cove
    - Tub Run Cove, From a line extending in a southwesterly direction between the outermost points of land on each side of the cove as marked.
    - Somerfield Recreation Area, As marked in the vicinity of the boat launch ramp and marina.
    - Fall Run Cove.
    - Hall Run Cove.
    - Braddocks Run Cove.
    - Reason Run Cove.
    - Off Somerfield Hill.
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SULLIVAN Hunters Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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SUSQUEHANNA Cotrell Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
East Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lakeside Pond The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
Laurel Lake
  • Internal combustion motors prohibited. -- Internal combustion motors are prohibited except as otherwise provided in this subsection.
  • Operation of boats powered by motors of up to 60 horsepower. -- Resident property owners at Laurel Lake are permitted to operate boats powered by motors of up to 60 horsepower. It is unlawful for a person, other than a resident property owner or a member of the property owner's immediate family, to operate a boat powered by an internal combustion motor on Laurel Lake. It is unlawful for a person, including a resident property owner and members of the immediate family, to operate a boat powered by a motor rated in excess of 60 horsepower.
  • Restrictions on operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors. -- Operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is subject to the following restrictions:
    - Ski devices. -- A boa may not tow more than one water ski device.
    - Upper Lake. -- Boat speed is limited to slow, no wake speed except that, during the period from noon until 6 p.m., no more than two boats powered by internal combustion motors may, at any one time, operate at speeds greater than slow, no wake speed in the marked boat operating zone. Boats operating in the marked zone shall circle in a counter-clockwise direction and shall be subject to the restrictions in this subsection and the code and this subpart. It is unlawful to water ski or to operate a boat at greater than slow, no wake speed at any location on the upper lake from 6 p.m. until noon of the following day.
    - Lower Lake. -- It is unlawful to water ski or to operate a boat at greater than slow, no wake speed at any time at any location on the lower lake.
    - Personal watercraft. -- The operation of personal watercraft is prohibited.
  • Restrictions on competing uses of marked boat operating zone. Boats powered by internal combustion motors operating at authorized speeds greater than slow, no wake speed in the marked boat operating zone shall have priority during the time periods when the operation is authorized under paragraph (3)(ii). It is unlawful to operate or stop a boat in the marked boat-operating zone in a manner that interferes with authorized operation of internal combustion powered motorboats in the zone.
Little Elk Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Quaker Lake The use of motors in excess of 7.5 horsepower is prohibited.
Stump Pond The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Tripp Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Upper Lake
New Milford Township
Motors are prohibited.
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TIOGA Beechwood Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Cowanesque Lake
  • Boats are limited to slow no wake in the following areas:
    - Mapes Creek Cove.
    - Baldwins Creek Cove.
    - Between the buoy lines across the lake in the vicinity of the East and West Boat Launch areas.
    - From the buoy line west of the South Shore Day Use area upstream to the headwaters of the lake.
Hammond Lake
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed from a buoy line across the lake in the vicinity of Ives Run to the extreme backwaters of the lake.
Hills Creek Lake
Hills Creek State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Nessmuk Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Pine Creek The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Tioga Lake
  • Boats are limited to slow minimum height swell speed in the following areas:
    - Between the Route 15 bridge and the extreme backwaters of the Mill Creek Arm.
    - From the vicinity of Big Rift Creek to the extreme backwaters of the lake.
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UNION None  
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VENANGO Kahle Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Two Mile Run County Park
  • The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
  • Sailboats greater than 14 feet in length and multihull sailboats are prohibited.
  • Inflatable boats shall be greater than 7 feet in length, made of tough, reinforced fabric and have at least two separate buoyancy chambers exclusive of any inflatable floor or bottom.
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WARREN Allegheny River Reservoir
(Kinzua Dam)
  • Boats are limited to slow, no wake speed in the following areas:
    - In the vicinity of camping areas and boat launch areas.
    - Dew Drop Bay.
    - Wolf Run Bay.
    - Hodge Bay, North and South Branch.
    - Cornplanter Bay.
    - Billies Bay.
    - Willow Bay beginning at the boat launch ramp.
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
Chapman Lake
Chapman State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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WASHINGTON Canonsburg Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Cross Creek Lake The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
Dutch Fork Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
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WAYNE Belmont Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Duck Harbor Pond
  • A boat may not tow more than one water ski device on weekends and holidays from the Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • The speed of boats is limited to slow, no wake speed between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m.
Long Pond
  • Waterskiing is permitted from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays and from 10 a.m. until sunset on weekdays other than holidays.
  • A boat may not tow more than one water ski device on weekends and holidays from the Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • The speed of boats is limited to slow, no wake speed from sunset until sunrise.
Lower Woods Pond The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Millers Pond The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Prompton Lake The use of motors in excess of 10 horsepower is prohibited.
Upper Woods Pond The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lake Wallenpaupack Pike County special regulations applicable to Lake Wallenpaupack also apply to the Wayne County portion of the lake.
White Oak Pond The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Delaware River The operation of personal watercraft is prohibited within the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
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WESTMORELAND Conemaugh River Lake (Indiana, Westemoreland)
  • Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
  • The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Keystone Lake
Keystone State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lake Donegal The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Loyalhanna River Lake Persons shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times when on board boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
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WYOMING Stevens Lake The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lake Winola
  • A boat may not tow more than one water ski device on weekends and holidays from the Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • The speed of boats is limited to slow, no wake speed from sunset to sunrise, 7 days a week, year-round, and from sunrise to 11 a.m. on Sundays from the day before Memorial Day until Labor Day.
  • The speed of boats is limited to 35 miles per hour from sunrise to sunset on weekends and holidays.
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YORK Pinchot Lake
(Conewago Lake)
Gifford Pinchot State Park
The operation of boats powered by internal combustion motors is prohibited.
Lake Marburg Codorus State Park The use of motors in excess of 20 horsepower is prohibited.
Lake Redman
  • The operation of internal combustion motors is prohibited, but boats propelled by electric motors and nonmechanically propelled boats may be used either with or without internal combustion motors attached. Internal combustion motors may be used in the performance of official duties by persons so authorized.
  • The towing of a device other than devices used in trolling for fish is prohibited.
  • The following types of watercraft are prohibited:
    - Inflatable boats except those which are at least 7 feet in length, made of durable, reinforced fabric and have at least two separate buoyancy chambers exclusive of any inflatable floor or bottom.
    - Novelty type craft.
    - Watercraft not constructed or sold for the primary purpose of being used as a means of transportation on the water.
    - Surfboards, except for rescue purposes.
    - Pontoon boats.
Lake Williams
  • The operation of internal combustion motors is prohibited, but boats propelled by electric motors and nonmechanically propelled boats may be used either with or without internal combustion motors attached. Internal combustion motors may be used in the performance of official duties by persons so authorized.
  • The towing of a device other than devices used in trolling for fish is prohibited.
  • The following types watercraft are prohibited:
    - Inflatable boats except those which are at least 7 feet in length, made of durable, reinforced fabric and have at least two separate buoyancy chambers exclusive of any inflatable floor or bottom.
    - Novelty type craft.
    - Watercraft not constructed or sold for the primary purpose of being used as a means of transportation on the water.
    - Surfboards, except for rescue purposes.
    - Pontoon boats.
  • The operation of watercraft is prohibited within 100 feet of dams and in the extreme backwaters of Lake Williams from the buoy markers to the base of Lake Redman
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