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Youghiogheny River Lake

Description: In the heart of the Laurel Highlands and spanning the Mason-Dixon line between Pennsylvania and Maryland lies Youghiogheny River Lake. A popular location for recreation, Youghiogheny River Lake attracts numerous visitors each year. Boating, hunting, camping, and many other outdoor activities are enjoyed by visitors with outstanding facilities provided for the public's convenience. Boaters consider Youghiogheny River Lake, with all its 16 mile length and channels up to one-half mile wide, the best power boating and water-skiing lake in southwestern Pennsylvania. For those who prefer to propel their boats with a paddle, the Youghiogheny River has plenty to offer. From the outflow area of the dam and extending for approximately 20 miles downstream is one of the most popular rafting and canoeing rivers in the eastern United States. The boulder strewn stretch of the Youghiogheny below Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, is renowned for its whitewater and is often the scene of national kayaking competitions.

Directions: From Confluence, PA, go .5 miles south on PA 281.

Youghiogheny River Lake
497 Flanigan Road
Confluence, PA 15424-1932
Phone: 814-395-3242

Detailed web page for Youghiogheny River Lake
Youghiogheny River Lake Map

Recreational Opportunities

Educational Programs
Pets Allowed
Water Sports
Winter Sports
Wildlife Viewing

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