Canoeing and Kayaking

Koon Lake and Lake Gordon are two small lakes in Cumberland Valley Township in Bedford County. With a combined 388 acres, they are owned by the Evitts Creek Water Company and supply water to the city of Cumberland, MD. Koon Lake (268 acres) and Lake Gordon (120 acres) are open to non-powered boats and kayaks as well as electric motor powered boats. Shore and pier fishing are also permitted. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Cumberland Maryland officials and local anglers, both Pennsylvania and Maryland, work together to provide this increased angling opportunity on Koon Lake and Gordon Lake.

The largest man-made lake in Pennsylvania and it’s at the northeastern edge of Bedford County and Huntingdon County. It has 110 miles of shoreline and 8,300 acres of water. The area surrounding the lake is undeveloped, offering beautiful scenery. The lake is created from the waters of the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River. Call 1-888-RAYSTOWN for more info when visiting this area

Shawnee is our “Lake Park”. Located along Route 30 near Schellsburg, Shawnee consists of 3,983 acres with a 451 acre lake. Picnic tables and fire rings are available. Non-powered and electric boats are permitted with a permit or registration. Rentals available. A 12 mile hiking / biking system is also suitable for cross country skiing.