USING LAKE HENRY

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."—Confucius

Lake Henry is calling...

Lake Henry has been calling fishermen for too many years to count. Many years ago, Henry Silkman took great pains to stock and tend to a healthy and prosperous fish population. Lake Henry once held the state record for largest catfish; train excursions were regularly conducted from Scranton to Lake Henry; and socialites' fishing trips were often posted in the Scranton Times. 310 acre Lake Henry is man-made and began as Jones Pond. It contains natural fed springs and ranges in depth from 3 to 15 feet at the northern end of the lake to 30 feet at the southern end.

Caution in north end

Lake Henry has no current restrictions on motor size. However, all boaters must use greater caution in the north end which ends at the buoys to enter the south end. A slow-no-wake is advised in the north end. Reminder: All boaters born after 1981 must obtain a Boating Safety Education Certificate to pilot a boat of 26 horsepower or greater.

Stumps and floating islands exist in parts of the lake. While these conditions contribute to excellent fish habitat and add to the aesthetics of the lake, they also present navigational challenges. There are areas of the lake, greater in depth, which provide opportunities to tube and ski, however caution must be taken in all areas of the lake.

Protect against invasive weeds

Please help us protect our waters from invasive weeds. We remind you to practice rinsing your boat between launches to different waters. For your convenience, we provide hoses at the entrance and the boat ramp. Use of herbicides, chemicals, or other treatments is prohibited.

Laws & regs

LICENSE REQUIRED: A valid PA fishing license is required for all persons age 16 and over and must be displayed at all times. (Check out free fishing days (no license required) on the PA Fish and Boat Commission’s website) If you can't get to a store to purchase a license, you can obtain a license online at the PA Fish and Boat Commission's website from our store computer, which can be printed for immediate use.

 

PFBC: We are a private lake. However, PFBC Officers regularly patrol our waters. All fishermen must obtain, read and abide by PA Fish & Boat Commission boating and fishing laws and any other state, local and federal laws in force. Contact our local PFBC in Sweet Valley for more information at 570-477-5717 .

LICENSE REQUIRED: A valid PA fishing license is required for all persons age 16 and over and must be displayed at all times. (Check out free fishing days (no license required) on the PA Fish and Boat Commission’s website) If you can't get to a store to purchase a license, you can obtain a license online at the PA Fish and Boat Commission's website from our store computer, which can be printed for immediate use.

 

PFBC: We are a private lake. However, PFBC Officers regularly patrol our waters. All fishermen must obtain, read and abide by PA Fish & Boat Commission boating and fishing laws and any other state, local and federal laws in force. Contact our local PFBC in Sweet Valley for more information at 570-477-5717 .

Catch & release

We strongly encourage our fishermen to practice "catch and release". Any and all tournaments are catch and release. Clayton Park strongly urges fishermen to review and practice safe catch and release practices. Learn how to unhook a fish and remove hooks in a way which reduces the likelihood of tearing mouths and jaws. These efforts can aid in the maintenance of a healthy fish population for future satisfactory angling experiences.

Ettiquette

BEHAVIOR:  Foul language while using Lake Henry is prohibited. Campers and guests may not disturb neighboring campers, boaters, or cottagers with loud conversations, music, or otherwise disturbing the peace and quiet of Lake Henry Although the waters of Lake Henry are public, the property surrounding the lake is private. Be careful when casting near others boats, docks and land. In the rare event you miscast and snag a hook, you must not trespass on to boats, docks or property. Clayton Park reserves the right to restrict access to our boat launch in light of what Clayton Park determines discourteous, illegal or dangerous behavior while boating on Lake Henry. Report any infractions while boating to Clayton Park management immediately at 570-698-6080 and/or contact the PFBC at 570-477-5717.

DOCK FISHING: Fishing Lake Henry is a privilege, not a right in itself. All persons using the lake are expected to act with consideration of others first and foremost. Clayton Park fisher-persons must use our protocol for fishing docks, and should not cast a rod within 20 feet of an unoccupied dock, and not within 100 feet of an occupied dock. Anyone reported to be violating this protocol is subject to losing the privilege of fishing Lake Henry. 

 

QUIET HOURS:  All anglers must abide by Clayton Park's quiet hours, which end at 8am. Always be mindful of nearby campers and cottagers who are sleeping. No car horns, loud talking, or other disturbing behaviors, as determined by Clayton Park management, will be tolerated. There is a slow/no-wake rule from sundown to 8am for all boaters.

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