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Lake Information for Pymatuning Reservoir


Pymatuning Reservoir is a man-made lake in Crawford County, Pennsylvania and Ashtabula County, Ohio in the United States, on land that was once a very large swamp. Much of it is incorporated into two state parks: Pymatuning State Park in Pennsylvania, and Pymatuning State Park in Ohio.

Fishing licenses issued by either Ohio or Pennsylvania are honored anywhere on the lake, but only Ohio licensed fishermen can fish from the Ohio shore and Pennsylvania licensed fishermen from the Pennsylvania shore.

Facilities and Parks: 

There is accessible fishing access in the Jamestown Day Use Area and, an accessible fishing pier at the Espyville and Linesville marinas and the Shenango River.

Fishing Description: 

Pymatuning Reservoir is a warm-water fishery. Common species are walleye, muskellunge, carp, crappie, perch, bluegill, and largemouth and smallmouth bass. Ice fishing during the winter months is also popular.

Directions to Lake: 

The south shore of the park, including Jamestown Campground, boat launch, beach, cabins, picnic areas, group tenting and the park office, can be reached from US 322. The north shore of the park, including Linesville Campground, beach, picnic areas, boat launch, marina and cabins can be reached from US 6. The east shore of the park, Tuttle Campground, beach, picnic areas, boat launch and Espyville Marina can be reached from PA 285.

Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Perch Family
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Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    Gateway Bait & Tackle
  • 6517 Oh-85 - Andover, OH
  • (440) 293-7227
    Andover Bait & Tackle
  • 160 E Main St - Andover, OH
  • (440) 293-7272
    Hot Spot Bait Shop
  • 1 Gibson St - Jamestown, PA
  • (724) 932-3630

Boat Rental

    Boat World
  • Hartstown Rd - South Shenango Twp, PA
  • (724) 932-3172

Vacation Rental

    Meadow Lake Campground
  • 392 S Lake Rd - Jamestown, PA
  • (724) 927-6737

Bar and Restaurant

    Scooter's Bar & Grill
  • 6669 Oh-85 - Andover, OH
  • (440) 293-5551
    Bar & Restaurant Service
  • 240 W 11th St - Erie, PA
  • (814) 453-2062
    3 Sister's Coffee House
  • - Greenville, PA

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