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Pittsburgh Kayakers Message Board › The 'other' Keystone Lake?

The 'other' Keystone Lake?

Kodiak F.
kfiresmith
Pittsburgh, PA
Post #: 9
Anyone have info on this keystone lake? Shame there are two lakes with the same name within a few dozen miles of eachother...

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I'm trying to figure out if it's a safe and legal paddle and can't find any details. I don't know what the southern tip of the lake is doing but it looks sketchy.
Kodiak F.
kfiresmith
Pittsburgh, PA
Post #: 10
I found some basic details here: http://www.armstrongc...­

KEYSTONE LAKE

Keystone Lake comprises 850 acres stretching 5.5 miles and is the largest lake in Armstrong County. The lake contains shallows and wetlands, and gets as deep as 90 feet.

Owned and operated by Reliant Energy as a cooling water supply for Keystone Power Plant, the lake and surrounding area is open for public use and is controlled by the PA Fish & Boat Commission and all their rules and regulations. No swimming is allowed in the lake, but boats up to 9.9 horse power are allowed.

Keystone Lake provides an excellent warm water fishery with large and small mouth Bass, Walleye, Musky, Perch, Crappies, Bluegills, Sunfish, Pumpkin Heads, and Trout (stocked). A Trophy Bass Lake, professional tournaments have been held here.

The Lake has two formal boat launches at NuMine (north shore) – off of Route 85 at White Oak Road, and Atwood (south shore) – off of Route 210 at the village of Atwood. These are excellent facilities with large parking areas. There are also several primitive access areas around the lake.

Several thousand acres surrounding the lake are open to hunting (PA Game Commission laws and regulations apply). If winter weather conditions permit, Keystone Lake is an excellent place for ice fishing!
Kodiak F.
kfiresmith
Pittsburgh, PA
Post #: 11
Found a Yacker's many pictorial blogs on this location:

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A former member
Post #: 2
This lake is fantastic! It is owned by an energy company and has only one put in. The water is so clear! Good fishing. The lake is huge. When kayaking, you can pull in to shoreline just about anywhere to swim and sit on rocks. This is the Keystone Lake that is not a state park. My friend caught a Muskie from kayak and we had to cut this loose ... It was huge!
Kodiak F.
kfiresmith
Pittsburgh, PA
Post #: 12
Sounds like a great spot.

Anyone want to go?
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