I have my own
boat. Can I bring it here?
Yes, there is a 10 HP limit on Canadohta. There is also a public
boat launch on the west side of the lake at the Fish Commission
Can I use my
personal watercraft [jet ski] on the lake?
Canadohta Lake has a 10 horse power limit for all boats or
watercraft. If any watercraft is over ten horse power it
can not be used on Canadohta lake. The "Personal Watercraft" as it has been called,
basically jet skis, are generally over 10 hp. Therefore
they are not legal on Canadohta.
and ATVs are permitted on the ice when conditions warrant.
The only restriction that applies is the Pennsylvania Fish and
Boat Commission access area. As with all Commission property,
the use of snowmobiles or ATVs is prohibited. Access to
the lake can not be taken over or
through Commission lands.
Miss Canadohta Pageant.
How do I get information on the Miss Canadohta Pageant?
Click here for
application & rules
CJ Tisi - 814-694-2148
C.J. Tisi - 230 East Main Street - Titusville, PA 15354
(Or Drop off at the Frog Pond Restaurant)
Pageant for girls ages
6-19--Scholarships & savings bonds awarded to winners.
Can I go
swimming at the lake?
Yes, you can swim anywhere on the lake. There is a public beach
at Elmwood Park and several private beaches including one with a
huge waterslide at Canadohta Lake Park.
hunting and fishing?
Yes, our local merchants sell licenses and supplies readily
available. If the weather & ice cooperate we have an ice fishing
tournament every February. Our lake has Northern Pike, Muskie,
blue gill, crappie, large & smallmouth bass, walleye, carp, and
How big is
The lake is a total of 168 acres. It is .5 mi. wide and 1.25 mi.
long. The average depth is 26 ft. and the deepest point is
I need to
work on my dock. When is the best time? What must I do?
Before any work may be started on a new or existing dock, a
permit for the dock must exist and be filed with the DCNR.
(Department of Conservation & Natural Resources) If you are
unsure about a permit, it would be wise to contact DCNR in
Meadville prior to any work. Work on the docks can be done at
any time. The Canadohta Lake Authority lowers the level of the
lake each fall, generally, the first week in November. However,
if you are planning to do work on your docks and want a definite
time, you should contact the Canadohta Lake Authority. Lowering
the lake level is done as protection for the docks. In general
most of the docks are out of the water at this time allowing for
inspection and/or repairs if required.
Lake a man-made lake?
No, Canadohta lake is a warm-water kettle-bottom glacier lake
that is spring fed. Oil Creek originates here.
What is there
to do at night?
You can go on a night boat ride or go fishing! We have two
miniature golf courses, a 9-hole par 3 golf course with night
golfing, a roller skating rink, a driving range, batter-up
cages, an arcade, and game rooms. The local restaurants have
bands and dancing on most Friday and Saturday nights.
interested in buying property or would like to see what is
available to rent--could you send me a list?
All reservations must be made through the individual owners.
Many have links to their webpages
that go into more detail. click here
Local realtors can help with yearly rentals & purchasing
properties. Realtors and lodging are on our
I have a
Canadohta Lake Breeze newspaper from a few years ago. Is it
still in print?
Yes, The Breeze is still in print and you can get one from our
local merchants or if you would like to have one sent to you
just go to the contact page and email or write us. The Breeze is
printed once a year usually around Memorial Day.
For a copy of the Breeze--Email:
Why do you
kill all the weeds in the lake? Since you make money off of the
fish in the lake why not spend a little to help restock it? The
Lake Authority does nothing help the lake only harm it with
The goal of the Lake Authority is to maintain the pristine
condition of the second largest natural lake in Pennsylvania.
They work very hard to try to protect everyone who uses the
lake—fisherman, swimmers, boaters and land owners. They do not
kill all the weeds in the lake. They are controlled by permits
applied for to treat the lake thru the Pa Fish and Boat
Commission and the DEP—who set the dosage rate and coverage area
as well as the chemicals used. The application is done by
certified professionals. We know the pitfalls of overuse of
chemicals. There is an invasive non-native, exotic weed
(Eurasian Watermilfoil) that will
kill the lake if not controlled and eliminated. This eradication
can not be done mechanically.
not kill the large-leaf pondweed that is good for fish and their
habitat. Your comment of making money off the fish of the lake
is not true. The Lake Authority does not make money off the fish
of the lake—it is totally funded by donations from the township
residents. The stocking of the Lake is controlled by the Pa Fish
and Boat Commission. A few years ago over 300
muskie were stocked and 6,800
walleye fry. The Lake Authority has a public meeting
on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7pm at the Township