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Blue Marsh - Leesport, PA

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

Staying hydrated with our YETI rambler while kayaking in June 2021 at Blue Marsh Lake in Leesport, PA. A beautiful lake to explore and enjoy the outdoors.


The US Army Corps of Engineers built Blue Marsh Lake for flood control. They began constructing the lake in March 1974 with the impoundment of the Tulpehocken Creek and was completed in September 1979. It is a 6,100 acre-project with a 1,150-acre lake. Activities include swimming, picnicking, boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, water-skiing, hiking, fishing, bike riding, bird watching, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. There is a beach area to go swimming, bathhouse, food concession, picnic areas, volleyball courts, pavilions available for rental, visitor center, three boat launches, and a stilling basin.


The three boat launches offered at Blue Marsh Lake will thrill boating enthusiasts. If fishing is your interest, the Stilling Basin is very popular and has a universally accessible fishing platform. The Stilling Basin is where the water is released from the dam and is considered to be one of the best trout fisheries in southeastern Pennsylvania.


FEES: It cost $3 per vehicle to enter the Dry Brooks Day Use Area, Dry Brooks Boat Launch and State Hill Boat Launch. There is no cost to launch a boat at Sheidy Boat Ramp on PA Route 183; however, all non-power boats (including kayaks and canoes) have to have a State Registration or a State Park permit to be launched at Sheidy, as this is a PA Fish and Boat Commission Launch.


For more information on Blue Marsh Lake, visit: https://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Blue-Marsh-Lake/fbclid/IwAR0T6AI795t7uWOh6XvcYl6lUWyZL74IJ0LnTpDk-Q5r65mamX1oemLI-qk/


Blue Marsh Lake

1268 Palisades Drive

Leesport, PA 19533-9750


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