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Penn Roosevelt Lake

The small, 3.5-acre lake at the confluence of Sassafras Run and Standing Stone Creek is not stocked, but there are native brook trout. The stream below the dam is stocked with trout in the spring. The lake resides within Penn Roosevelt State Park.  This 41-acre park is in an isolated area of the Seven Mountains region known as the Stone Creek Kettle. While this Centre County park is small in size, it is surrounded by an 80,000-acre block of Rothrock State Forest. Penn-Roosevelt is a good base for those seeking low-density recreation on this vast expanse of public land. 



Penn-Roosevelt Lake (State Parks)
Penn-Roosevelt Lake Access

From U.S. Route 322, take Crowfield Road, a half-mile east of Potters Mills. Drive to Boal Gap Road and bear left. Follow Boal Gap Road about 3/8-mile.

  • Hours of operation: 24/7
  • Un-powered boats only
  • Shore fishing
  • Parking - large lot (10 vehicles or more)
  • Primary boating - canoes and other hand-carried boats



No special regulations apply. View general fishing and boating regulatory information.

Information courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Check out our State College Fishing Guide for more information.