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KEEN LAKE BOAT RENTAL INFORMATION

 
 
( AND SOME FISH TALES TOO! )
 
 
Keen Lake offers excellent fishing for the avid angler as well as the novice.

Lake fish include large and small-mouth
bass, bluegill, calico, perch, pickerel, catfish, andeel
(catch and release encouraged).


Below you will find information about bringing your own boat or flotation device and also our Boat Rental Rates along with some "Fish Tales"
and catches of the day.
 
     
 

BRINGING YOUR OWN BOAT

 
     
 

Keen Lake has boat launch facilities available to our guests.

 Our guests may bring rowboats (14 foot max  electric motors only), pedal boats, kayaks, canoes, and inflatables used as boats* for use on the lake.  The cost to do so is $4 per boat or inflatable per day for every day you are in the boat and on the lake. (This fee does not apply to cottage and housekeeping rental guests.)

-- Pennsylvania Law Requires --

  • Children age 12 and younger to wear a US Coast Guard PFD/life vest and be accompanied by an adult.

  • Proper navigation lights on boats after sunset.

  • Having an emergency sound-producing device (whistle, horn, etc.) on board.

  •  Registering boats with electric motors and displaying valid stickers.

 

 
  BOAT RENTAL RATES & REGULATIONS  
     
  Daily Rentals are not available on holidays.
Limited Daily Rentals on weekends—first come, first served.
 
     
  Rentals are subject to 6% PA state sales tax
All of our rowboats have a current license registration for people who bring their own electric motors.
 
     
  We provide Coast Guard approved life vests for each person in the boat.
Pennsylvania Law requires that vests be worn by all children ages 12 and under.
We are not able to provide vests for private boats.
We require a $20 deposit or driver’s license as security on the vests we provide.
Monies/license refunded upon return of vests.
 
     
 

PLEASE NOTE THAT KEEN LAKE RESORT WILL NO LONGER BE SELLING FISHING LICENSES, BUT, WE WILL BE PROVIDING A KIOSK FOR YOU TO PURCHASE YOUR LICENSE ON LINE AT OUR STORE!

WE WOULD ADVISE YOU TO USE THE ABOVE LINK TO PURCHASE YOUR LICENSE PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL AT THE RESORT

 
     
 
Boat Rates
 
 
 
     
 

 

 
     
  Even the night time fishing can be great. Here we have two seasoned anglers ( below left ) who managed to close off the day with a fair size pickerel and a not too shabby large mouth bass.  
           
 

If you'd like to know how to safely release a fish, here's a step-by-step of:
How To Release A Fish
       
 
 
       
 
Here's a group passing fish tales back and forth on a beautiful day on our 90-acre lake. There's a fish with your name on it waiting just for you.
 
           
           
 
Special Fishing Days, Fishing Seasons and Limits,
and Pennsylvania Fishing License Rules and Regulations
 
           
     
   
 

HERE'S A FEW FISH TALES

 
     
 
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY
 
 

Here's a picture from the Heffron's big catch from our great weekend. My daughter Rachel (12 yrs old) and I caught several bass right in front of the Hermit Island cottage, with this being the largest of them all.  We quickly took these pictures and released the fish so I don’t know how long he was or how much he weighed but I would estimate he was 5-6lbs.

 We were fishing near the lily pads with a soft plastic jerk bait when the bass took the bait. I set the hook and handed the rod over to Rachel who reeled him in like a pro!

 Her sister Lily and cousin Ben spent the weekend camping with us and we all had a great time!

 
     
 
"DADDY, I GOT SOMETHING"
 
 

It was our first time at Keen Lake and my 8 year old son Tyler Evans was so excited to go fishing, and couldnt wait to out fish his father. It turned into a competition and guess what...he won!!!

He yells "daddy I got something", then he said "nevermind", then he says again "I got something".
It took him a while to reel it in, but he finally managed to drag it onto the bank.

That fish brought a tear to my eye, and only because he out fished me, but if you could have seen the look on his face it was priceless, and I was so proud of him He was the happiest little boy, but then it happened....I said Tyler hold the fish so I can take your picture with it, that's when he got scared and refused to hold it cause he was afraid it would bite him.

Thanks

 
       
 
"I GOT A FISH AND IT'S GOING TO PULL ME IN"
 
 

To all,
Again I would like to thank you for a great week. As always everyone was very courteous to all of us and the campsite was great. The reason I am writing is I have a little fish story that I have to tell.

My nephew came up to stay with us for the last 2 days of our week.He brought along his wife Vickie and his children Connor and Colleen. All Connor talked about was he wanted to go fishing so after we helped set up the tent we took him down to the lake off the dock.So we cast the line for him and he would reel it right back in. One time he was reeling in and he got right to the pier and started yelling "Daddy,Uncle Mike I got a fish and its going to pull me in the water".

What we pulled out was amazing. It was a 3lb large mouth approx. 17 in. long. When he reeled it in he showed everyone including bringing it into the office and he told everyone " Thats my fish I caught it and its the biggest fish I ever saw". Again i just want to thank you for making a 3 year olds dream come true. He"s been home 3 weeks and still talks about it. Im sending along a picture with Connor DiVenti and his dad Mike. I will definitely be back and of course they are coming back but this time they are coming for the week.

Thanks again,
Mike and Phyllis Pulaski

 
       
 
"LET HIM HOLD THE POLE, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN" - NOT
 
 

Dear Jan,

Last year was our first family vacation at Keen Lake. I was 2 1/2 at the time. My Daddy had always camped there when he was a kid and he wanted to take us. He told us the stories about the big rock he used to fish off of.

Well my Daddy, my Mommy and I went to the boat dock to fish for a bit. I was strapped into my stroller so that I wouldn't run around too much while we fished. Daddy had to go to the bathroom so he gave me his fishing rod to hold for him. Next thing I knew, Mommy started yelling that the bobber was going up and down and I had to start reeling it in as fast as I could. I think Mommy got scared that whatever was on the other end was going to pull me and my stroller right into the lake, so she helped a bit.

When my Mommy pulled up the line there was a really big fish on the other end. When Daddy finally got back from the bathroom, he was so surprised that I caught a 17" 2 1/2 pound big mouth bass. All Daddy caught was some seaweed and a turtle. I think he was a little jealous, but he was also very proud of me. I think he has shown everyone in the world this picture. Can't wait to go fishing again this year!!! Maybe Daddy will catch something too.

Shawn Boyle

 
           
 
"DAD, I'M SNAGGED"
 
 

Dear Jan,

My son and I have been coming to Keen Lake for about 8 years. We have made a lot of friends and many fantastic memories. One such memory stands out - the day we caught this fish!

At first Landon and I both thought that Landon's line was snagged on some weeds back near the large rock across the lake from the _____ sites. (Well, did you think I was going to tell you exactly where we caught this fish?? NO WAY)

We motored the boat closer to what we thought was the snag. Landon said, "Dad, use the net and pull up the weeds, and you can untangle the snag". Then there it was looking right at me with his large mouth wide open--A BEAUTIFUL KEEN LAKE LARGE MOUTH BASS! Just then, Landon's pole bent in half and the fish was off and running! Landon screamed, "Dad, it's a fish!" At just that moment, the fish leapt from the water. Neither of us could believe how big it was. Landon reeled in his line. What a fight!! What a fish!! What a memory!! The excitement was over. Then he said, "Dad, it feels like I'm snagged again.

So I motored up to the snag.

Landon and Jodi Eafrati
Brigantine, New Jersey

 
             
 
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