Fishing & Boating

Fishing & Boating at Green Lane Park

Fishing and Boating are popular outdoor activities at Green Lane Park. The park has three bodies of water (Green Lane Reservoir-814 acres, Deep Creek Lake-38 acres and Knight Lake-18 acres) available for fishing and boating. In addition, there’s approximately 2 miles of the Perkiomen Creek available for shoreline fishing. The reservoir is owned by Aqua PA, which through an agreement with Montgomery County, allows visitors to use the lake for certain, restricted activities.

BOATING
All Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply on the three lakes and the Perkiomen Creek. All boats using any waterways in GLP must be electric or non-powered. Green Lane Reservoir is a restricted use lake. All boats require Park Registration & 10-day quarantine at Walt Road Day Use Area. Fee: Boat rack or trailer space - $75.00 County Resident; $125.00 non–resident. Deep Creek Lake: There is a small trailer boat launch. No quarantine required. Knight Lake: Only walk-in boats permitted- canoes, kayaks, & small boats. No quarantine required. For more information, call the park office at 215-234-4528.
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A private, boat rental concession rents boats at the Hill Road Day Use Area. Canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards, paddleboats and small fishing boats with electric motors are normally available to rent from May-September (weather permitting). In addition, guided pontoon boat lake tours are also available on a limited basis. For more information about their rental season, times and rates, please contact Green Lane Boat Rentals at (215) 234-4863, or http://greenlaneboats.com/

FISHING
There are many opportunities to catch a variety of fish in Green Lane Park. Green Lane Reservoir has both Largemouth and Smallmouth bass, Channel catfish, Yellow perch, White perch, crappie, Bluegills and Carp. Deep Creek Lake is stocked with trout, but also has a good population of Largemouth bass, crappie, Bluegill and Channel and Flathead catfish. Anglers trying their luck in Knight Lake may hook Largemouth or Smallmouth bass, Yellow perch, Bluegill, Channel catfish and Carp. If you cast into the waters of the Perkiomen Creek, you may catch Smallmouth bass, an occasional trout, Channel or Flathead catfish, Rock bass, Redbreast sunfish and Carp. When safe ice conditions allow, ice fishing is permitted on Deep Creek Lake only. In addition, the park also stocks a small stretch of the Perkiomen Creek, north of the reservoir, with Trout, for delayed harvest-fly fishing only. All Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission laws apply on all three lakes and the Perkiomen Creek.
Caught One! Winter Fishing