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Fishing at Lake Nockamixon

Lake Nockamixon is a reservoir in southeastern Pennsylvania, and the largest lake in Bucks County. The lake is located between Quakertown and the Delaware River.  It is formed by a dam on Tohickon Creek.  It is a popular fishing destination situated on the 5,286 acre state park.  The lake itself is 1450 acres of water.


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Nockamixon Lake is home to many different species of fish and is a popular destination for fishing in Pennsylvania.


What types of fish are in Lake Nockamixon?

Lake Nockamixon is host to some of the most popular fresh water fishing species in North America.  The avid fisherman will find the the following types of fish in these waters.

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Walleye
  • Musky
  • Striped Bass
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Black Crappie
  • Yellow Perch
  • Catfish
  • Carp


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Lake Nockamixon Weather Forecast

Boat Rentals

During the summer season, the Nockamixon Boat Rental concession has available to rent:

  • Canoes
  • Motorboats
  • Rowboats
  • Paddleboats
  • Kayaks
  • Paddle boards
  • Pontoon boats

Call the boat rental directly for applicable rates and regulations at 215-538-1340.


Rules & Regulations

Fishing License

All Pennsylvania fishing rules and regulations apply at Lake Nockamixon.  Anglers under the age of 16 are permitted to fish without needing to purchase a PA state fishing license.

Boat Restrictions

Gas powered motors are permitted on Lake Nockamixon up to 20hp.

Motorboats must display a current boat registration.

Non-powered boats launched in a state park must display one of the following:

  • Boat registration
  • Launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania state parks — available at most state park offices
  • Launching permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Sleeping on boats on the lake is prohibited.

From November 1 through April 30, anyone on a boat less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD or life jacket).

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.

Boating Access

There are four public access ramps located throughout the park.  In the video below you will see the areas outlined



Lake Nockamixon Fishing Videos



Lake Nockamixon Marina