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The Commission stocks Canonsburg Lake with trout. It is designated as: Stocked Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing.

Commonwealth Inland Waters regulations apply for all other species of fish. The Commission historically has stocked the lake with Channel Catfish. Other fish species in the lake include:


  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Brook Trout - Hatchery
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Brown Trout - Hatchery
  • Channel Catfish
  • Common Carp
  • Gizzard Shad
  • Golden Shiner
  • Green Sunfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Sunfish Hybrids
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Rainbow Trout - Hatchery
  • White Crappie
  • White Sucker
  • Yellow Bullhead
  • Yellow Perch

Shore fishing is permitted.

A fishing pier is available for persons with disabilities.


Boating is limited to boats powered by electric motors and un-powered boats. One launch ramp is available along with associated parking facilities.

Un-powered boats may be moored at the lake in accordance with Commission property regulations. To be used at the lake, boats must be registered or have a valid launch permit (permits are issued by the Commission or PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources).

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Lake Details

Located in Washington County, Canonsburg Lake is a 76-acre impoundment owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission for public fishing and boating.

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Canonsburg Lake, Canonsburg, PA 15317