Yatesville Lake

Lying in the heart of the awe-inspiring Appalachians, pristine Yatesville Lake offers great boating and paddling, jet-skiing, tubing, abundant fishing, hiking and mountain biking, family-friendly swimming, birding, a gorgeous state park with a scenic 18-hole golf course and secluded camping.

Tree-lined shores surround 2,300 acres of crystal clean water with an average depth of 40 feet, making it the perfect destination for recreational water fun of all kinds. Boat rentals include pontoons jet-skis and speed boats. Cast off from the ADA-compliant fishing jetty, fishing lagoon or scenic shoreline and reel in abundant bluegill, crappie, and bass.

Take advantage of nearby breathtaking Yatesville Lake State Park featuring more than 20 miles of densely wooded multi-use trail systems, great for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Birding opportunities are plentiful year-round with woodpeckers, wild turkeys, dove, warblers, ospreys and seasonal bald eagles. And a mountainous 18-hole, par 71 golf course with awe-inspiring views offers an unforgettable round of play.  

Yatesville Lake also offers multiple options for camping, including some that are unique to the region, such as 16 exclusive boat-in-only sites that also include reservable private island locations. You’ll also find 27 campsites with facilities, 20 primitive sites and 4 hike-in only sites.

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