Quemahoning Reservoir

General Description

This is a beautiful scenic body of water located off route 601 between Hollsopple and Jerome, Pa.  It was originally built as a water supply for Somerset and Cambria County areas and owned by The Manufacturers Water Company of Johnstown (TMWC).

The lake opened for public fishing in 2000 and could become the best big bass lake in the state. There is a boat ramp with a per day access fee. Boats are restricted to less than 17' and no gas or gasoline motors are permitted on the lake; electric motors only. There are several carry-in accesses around the lake that can be used without paying a fee by using a canoe or small carry-in boat.

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Launch Areas

Quemahoning Recreation Area - Trailer Boat Launch, requires a for fee parking pass per day. A season parking pass (Memorial Day-Labor Day) is also available.

Green Bridge - Car Top or non-trailer launch site. Vehicles must park in adjacent lot after launching - no fee.

Birdman Road - Car Top or non-trailer launch site. Vehicles must park in adjacent lot after launching - no fee.

Lemon Road - Car Top or non-trailer launch site. Vehicles must park in adjacent lot after launching - no fee.

Higgins Run - Parking area only.
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Plank Road - Parking area only.

Only electric motors are permitted.

Fees & Licenses

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 & 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.

BIG BASS REGULATIONS
Species Minimum Size - Daily Limit
Largemouth, Smallmouth or Spotted Bass 15 inches, 4 combined species.
NO HARVEST-CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY - FROM OPENING DAY OF TROUT SEASON TO THE OPENING DAY OF BASS SEASON. NO TOURNAMENTS PERMITTED DURING THIS PERIOD.

PANFISH ENHANCEMENT REGULATIONS
Species Minimum Size - Daily Limit
Crappie 9 inches, 20 combined species
Sunfish 7 inches, 20 combined species
Yellow Perch 9 inches, 20 combined species

A fishing license is required for people ages 16 and older.

Boat Rentals

Buckstown Canoe and Kayak
248 Penn Ave
Hollsopple
814-479-3365

Directions

Take Route 219 South to Route 403 - Davidsville exit. Turn left at the bottom of the exit toward Hollsopple. Follow 403 to junction with Route 601 - bear to the right at the junction to follow 601 south for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Plank Road (look for Camp Harmony sign) then an immediate right o Map


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