Youghiogheny River Lake


Spanning the Mason-Dixon line between Pennsylvania and Maryland lies Youghiogheny River Lake. Experience the clean waters, mountains and steep-sided valleys that provide wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities.

Yough Lake was formed by damming the Youghiogheny River at Confluence, PA, and is a project of the US Army Corps of Engineers. It is popular for boating, hunting, camping, and love of the outdoors. Outstanding facilities provided for the public's convenience enhance the experience. Boaters consider Yough Lake, with all its 16 mile length and channels up to one-half mile wide, the best power boating and water-skiing lake in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Fishermen love the numerous coves and backwater areas along the lake. Inhabited by a large variety of game and panfish, the lake is especially known as a hotspot for walleye and smallmouth bass. The tailwaters of the dam are very popular for trout fishing. Yough Lake's outflow area is one of the few areas in Pennsylvania open for trout fishing year round (except for the two weeks immediately preceding Opening Day) and is stocked by the Fish and Boat Commission on a regular basis throughout the spring and summer.

Even if you're just out for an afternoon drive, you can stop for a lakeside picnic at one of Yough Lake's four picnic areas … then tour the project and enjoy the scenery as well as the other numerous points of interest which are within a short drive of the lake. Yough Lake is especially breathtaking during the first half of October when fall foliage colors are at their peak.

For those who prefer to propel their boats with a paddle, the Youghiogheny River has plenty to offer. From the outflow area of the dam and extending for approximately 20 miles downstream is one of the most popular rafting and canoeing rivers in the eastern United States. The boulder strewn stretch of river below Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, is renowned for its whitewater and is often the scene of national kayaking competitions.








Youghiogheny River Lake
497 Flanigan Road
Confluence, PA 15424-1932

Phone: 814-395-3242

Youghiogheny River Lake


Directions From the Inne at watsons Choice
234 Balsinger Road, Uniontown, PA 15401
Get on US-119 S/US-40 E in South Union Township 7 min (3.1 mi)
Head east on Balsinger Rd/Old State Rte 21 toward S&T Dr
Continue to follow Balsinger Rd 0.6 mi
Turn left onto PA-21 E 2.1 mi
Turn right to merge onto US-119 S/US-40 E 0.5 mi
Continue on US-40 E to Henry Clay Township 25 min (21.3 mi)
Merge onto US-119 S/US-40 E 1.8 mi
Use the left 2 lanes to take the US-40 E exit toward Hopwood 0.4 mi
Continue onto US-40 E 19.1 mi
Continue on PA-281 N. Drive to Flanigan Rd 13 min (5.5 mi)
Turn left onto PA-281 N 3.9 mi
Turn right onto Flanigan Rd/Parnell Rd
Continue to follow Flanigan Rd
Destination will be on the right

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  While you're in the area, you might check out these attractions.

Yougiogheny River Trail
Ohiopyle State Park
Nemacolin Woodlands
Addison Tollhouse
Kentuck Knob
Fort Necessity



234 Balsinger Road
Village of Balsinger
Uniontown, Pa 15401

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