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Tuscarora Lake is a Lake in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

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The 96-acre Tuscarora Lake is a warm-water fishery.

Fishing Description: 

Popular species are bass, muskellunge, pickerel, catfish, yellow perch and sunfish. Night fishing is permitted.

Ice fishing is permitted during the winter season with trout being the primary species caught. The ice is not monitored for safety. Be sure that the ice is at least four inches thick and carry safety equipment.

Camping: 

Tuscarora State Park
687 Tuscarora Park Road
Barnesville, PA 18214-2810
570-467-2404

Camping Cottages: Six cottages sleep five people in double/single bunks, and have three windows, porch, picnic table, fire ring, and electric heat, lights and outlets. Cottages are available the Friday before the regional opening day of trout season until mid-October. A showerhouse is nearby. Pets are prohibited in the cottage area and overnight parking lots.

Yurts: Four yurts sleep five people in double/single bunks, and have a refrigerator, four-burner electric range, countertop and oak cabinetry, kitchen table and chairs, wall mounted fan, skylight, vented roof, two windows, wood flooring, a large deck, picnic table and fire ring, and electric heat, lights and outlets. Yurts are available the Friday before the regional opening day of trout season until mid-October. A showerhouse is nearby. Pets are prohibited in the yurt area and overnight parking lots.

Boat Ramp: 

Tuscarora Lake has a boat launch and boat mooring. The 125 seasonal boat mooring spaces and 20 canoe racks are available April 1 through October 31. A state park mooring permit can be purchased at the park office.

Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

There is an ADA accessible fishing pier at the boat launch.

Boat Rental: 

A boat rental near the beach is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day (weekends during Spring and Fall). Rowboats, canoes and specialty craft, like pedal boats and kayaks, are available for rent on an hourly or daily basis.

Directions to Lake: 

From I-81 northbound, take Exit 131A to PA 54 north and follow signs to the park.

From I-81 southbound, take Exit 131A, right turn to PA 54 north and follow signs to the park.

Name: 
Tuscarora Lake
Waterbody type: 
Lake
County: 
Susquehanna
State: 
Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Standard elevation: 
354
Latitude: 
41.7404
Longitude: 
-76.0883