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Blue Marsh Lake

Description: Blue Marsh Lake is a Philadelphia District project designed to provide flood control, water supply and enhanced water quality. It offers extensive recreational opportunities and attracts over a a million visitors yearly. Facilities include a day use area with swim beach, bathhouse, food concession, picnic areas, volleyball courts, pavilions available for rental; visitor center; three boat launches; and a stilling basin. Trails include a 30-mile multi-purpose hiking/biking trail and three interpretive trails, one being ADA accessible. Activities include swimming, picnicking, boating, water-skiing, hiking, equestrian and mountain bike riding, fishing, hunting, bird watching and other nature-oriented and outdoor activities. Located near historic Gruber Wagon Works and Union Canal.

Directions: From Reading, approx. 5 mi NW on PA 183 to Bern Church, then left following project signs to the lake.

Blue Marsh Lake
1268 Palisades Drive
Leesport, PA 19533-9533
Phone: 610-376-6337

Detailed web page for Blue Marsh Lake

Recreational Opportunities

Educational Programs
Horseback Riding
Pets Allowed
Restaurant/Snack Bar
Recreational Vehicles
Museums/Visitor Center
Water Sports
Winter Sports
Wildlife Viewing

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