Where we launch at Raystown is under the jurisdiction of the Army Corp of Engineers and requires no permits. One of the best rides extends from the Stilling Basin down to Gring’s Mill. I have to admit NC & SC seem to be the lower tax states,but they are growing rapidly. I thought only one sticker was required and was to be put on the rear area of the boat, but I got two stickers. Dollars generated by four different permits are earmarked by the PFBC for specific habitat improvement projects. JackL. Right now it’s a treat to visit the launches and view the hundreds of discarded trees resting along the shore. Blue Marsh Lake in Bernville, PA is the main area in the Berks County/Reading Pa area for lake paddling. This lake is great for boating, very large area for tubing & skiing, large no wake sections to anchoring your boat to relax, swim & fish. Be Truthful. I dont care who gets my money as long as they choke on it. The southeast section of Pa. still seems to carry the making of laws made for the rest of the state,unfair as it may seem. my philosophyMy philosophy is pretty simple. Tours for school-age children, bird watching, Lenape Native American education and water safety are some of the types of programs organized by Blue Marsh Lake staff and volunteer groups. During the 1990s and early 2000s, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, working with area bass clubs and other volunteer anglers, placed a variety of structures in Blue Marsh including rock piles, felled trees and various wood and cinder block structures that provided habitat for zooplankton, small fish as well as predator ambush sites. My home state is WV, which requires no registration or permits for the use of human powered boat. I vote with my dollar and strongly encourage folks to give their money to the State Park folks rather than the Crick Dicks. Pa taxes really aren’t that bad,if you “really hear” what others pay in property taxes,school taxes,sales tax,auto registrations,hotel taxes,gas taxes,traffic fines etc. Blue Marsh Lake State Hill Boat Launch parking lot, where the docks have been placed for the winter months. Only 2 of my 12 personal boats have permits and only 10 of 130 of the company fleet are stickered. Blue Marsh Lake has become an outdoor recreation hot spot, offering 36 miles of trails with 1,147 acres of water for boating and fishing, and 5000 acres of land containing hiking trails, picnic areas, and a beach and boat launches. that is degrading to another person. I don’t know how they can keep the taxes so low either; locals say if not for DuPont they would be much higher. At least the park is freeAlthough I totally agree that paying to float on the water in a state park is a crock, at least there is no charge to enter the park. Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Working with Treichler and Eckert, the Troyers provided materials, money and manpower to construct 50 stake tree structures, five-gallon buckets of concrete containing tall wooden stakes that imitate sunken tree branches and stumps. We expect the project to take place sometime between now and late summer.”. Just a reminder that Launch Permits for your unpowered boat (canoe/kayak) expire on December 31st. At the Blue Marsh Lake Dry Brooks Boat Launch in Bern Township Wednesday afternoon June 24, 2020. In all fairness, ATVs, snowmobiles and PWC do have to have pay to play on public lands but I think that a human powered boat has more in common with a bicycle than an ATV or PWC and should taxed and permitted as all other human powered transport. There is no cost to launch a boat at Sheidy Boat Ramp on PA Route 183, however all non-power boats (including kayaks and canoes) have to have a State Registration or a State Park permit to be … We can review stroke basics if you would like. Now is the time to check your stickers to see if you need to renew your launch permits for 2021. I guess the state figures trail motorcycles pay taxes through gasoline. or anything. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. If not, BOTH stickers go midships{middle of the boat} just below gunnels{canoe} just rear of cockpit on deck {kayak}. If possible we ask people to drive to the State Parks instead. decals falling offI haven’t have a problem on composite boats. I’m confused!I paddle quite a bit in PA and never got a sticker for anything. According to Treichler, a new updated map will be available online later this year through the Blue Marsh Lake office. I dont want to start a whole big thingbut my way of thinking is that NO ONE deserves my money for using a human powered craft. There is a picnic area at Powers Beach with rental shelters. There will be cards for signup the morning of the tournament. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism I mentioned to Topher……in an earlier thread that South Carolina’s real estate taxes are much lower than North Carolinas (I haven’t researched this but was told by several NC residents)…if you live in northern SC (i.e. a Pa Fish & Boat regulation book with the stickers,that explains where they go. When the water level is raised to summer pool this spring, the trees will be underwater creating structure for shoreline anglers. Two stickers go on the boat. Electric motors permitted The 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake has two boat launches and 244 seasonal mooring slips. Their pay scale is lower then Pa. The lake that I paddled in two days ago has four of them and they also have well maintained clean rest rooms. accounts, the history behind an article. If it helps put toilet paper in the wash houses of campgrounds ,so be it. That was our motivation.”. Boat registration 2. racist or sexually-oriented language. The map can be accessed at www.fishandboat.com. I do know a lot of towns in DE. The basin below the lake contains channel cats, as does Tulpehocken Creek. On our plastic boats, I usually mask off the area where I’m going to put the decal and put a light coat of 3M spray adhesive down first. Happy permitted Paddling billinpa. A non powered boat is concidered recreational. If either one of the notoriously non sticky decals falls off you have to pay your money again for a new set. Thread Hijacked again, sorry. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the swimming beach at Blue Marsh Lake will open to the public on July 2, 2020. The Federated Sportmen’s Clubs of Berks County, the Izaak Walton League and the Berks Bassmasters Club engage in annual shoreline cleanups. hey bill……and you know that is a sore subject among PA taxpayers (the Amish not paying road taxes) because their tireless wheels chew up the roads bigtime & their horses “let it fly” at will…pet owners get fined for not cleaning up their tiny poops but they’re miniscule compared to horse droppings. Approximately 50 Night boating open year around. Facilities include two mini-cabins for rent and a separate beach and boat launch for campers. P.S. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. I work for an issuing agent....but we only do it as a customer courtesy. BUT…Both Carolinas ANNUALLY tax your vehicles & possessions (yes, that includes campers and (gulp)BOATS!) Located conveniently within 2 miles of the Blue Marsh Lake Dry Brooks boat launch and the Lakes Fish & Game Commission boat launch. ,and got it,but when I heard what they wanted to pay,well I am still laughing about that one. Don't knowingly lie about anyone PWC & trail motorcycles are being cut off in ever increasing areas because of soil & water eroison. We'd love to hear eyewitness A boat may not tow more than one waterskier. PA has some nice water but they charge alot for it.:(. So that’s where …all our taxes go,to help keep DE. With over 36 miles of trails, 5,000 acres of land, 1,147 acres of water, picnic areas, a small beach and boat launches, the Blue Marsh Lake area is appealing to all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. could use a LOT of updating,but most of their roads put Pa. to shame,how do they do it? There needs to be better enforcement especially with the jet skiers. The other significant event that gave rise to providing new structure in the lake was the availability of money raised from the sale of the PFBC’s Volunteer Bass Permit. They didnt know where it went or how many I needed. Making The Switch SoonJack…my wife and I are actively working towards moving to NC. Ok, thats outta the way, thanks for the info. As mentioned before if the landing or imoundment is not uder the jurisdiction of DCNR or PA Fish and Boat, you are free to use the landing without any permits. on the map.LOL They have to tax something, “fess up” because they can’t run a state on nothing! PAF&B uses a sticker on both sides just aft of midships. $8.00 of the $18.00 you spent went to the issuing agent. I paddle in State Game Lands, Lehigh River (Francis Walter dam area) and a few other places on a regular basis. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. State Hill Boat Launch - Blue Marsh Lake in Lower Heidleburg Township, PA: location, website, hours, maps, driving directions, and more. I guess I just dont understand PA ways. Launch permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania state parks -- available at most state park offices 3. The regulations aren’t likely to change, so I just buy the stickers and don’t waste my time worrying about it. Because of special regulations such as walk-in access, the lake has developed a loyal following of fishermen who stalk its waters for trophy bluegill, bass, and northern pike.The same regulations that allow the lake to produce 12-inch bluegill also make the area surrounding it a hikers delight. Located at Blue Marsh Lake northwest of Reading, Pennsylvania, three group picnic shelters are available for reservations within the Dry Brooks Day Use Area. Join us for a recreational paddle on Blue Marsh Lake near Reading, PA. We will paddle about six miles round trip. From our early recons NC appears to be a great place to live and we look forward to getting to know the state better. On Take Pride in Blue Marsh Day last April, the Troyers, park rangers and members of Boy Scout Troop 183 in Blandon spent the day constructing the stake trees. Now decades later, many of those structures have deteriorated. person will not be tolerated. The official website for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. - Lake Redman offers 2 boat launches. Catfishing is not limited to the lake proper. Thanks. Cost is $70 per boat and $10 for (optional) lunker. Cheers, Do you need two stickers per boat? “We’re a fishing family,” said James Troyer, who said they often fish at the lake. Your vessel or RV will be available for you pick-up and drop off anytime day or night . As well PAF&B allows vendors to upcharge for their stickers. I think we better de-hijack this thread…you can paddle in PA without registration, just by being selective. Hopewell Lake Many of the best access areas are community use areas or State Game Lands that require no permits and are generaly not patroled/hassled with. We still are waiting on Tana getting a good job, but as soon as that happens she will move two weeks later and I will head down after the season ends in September. A hat and sun glasses would also be a nice … Read More Beltzville Lake Blue Marsh Lake Hammond Lake Lake Arthur Lake Wallenpaupack Nockamixon Lake Raystown Lake Shenango River Lake. 16 hrs. When they reach our level of infastructure theirs will rise too. Some of the group decided to anchor out both nights and some have elected to take a slip at Harbour Inn Marina in St. Michaels, MD on Saturday, June 18. ESTUARY. : Little River) you can still paddle in NC every day. You will need: lunch,water,launch permit,pfd,whistle,paddle, kayak or canoe, polyester clothing (no cotton please), water shoes. Whats so special about a human powered boat that I should have to pay someone so I can use it? Most of the people who know and visit Wakeley Lake are anglers looking for a quality fishing experience. Blue Marsh Lake State Hill Boat Launch trail leading to the Squirrel Run loop on Blue Marsh Road. Where we launch at Raystown is under the jurisdiction of the Army Corp of Engineers and requires no permits. Charter boat operators and fishing guides are required to obtain a permit when conducting business on the waters of the Commonwealth, including the boundary waters. Boats are limited to a slow, no wake speed in the two arms of the lake formed by Spring Creek and Tulpehocken Creek. Blue Marsh Lake is an artificial lake located northwest of the city of Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.It is in western Berks County, fed into by the Tulpehocken Creek.The main span of the lake is along the border between Bern and Lower Heidelberg Townships.However, the northwesternmost portions lie in the more sparsely populated North Heidelberg and Penn Townships. Trailered boats will launch at Shipping Creek boat ramp on Kent Island. Eckert, a Natural Resource Specialist added: “We’re in the planning process right now. There will always be signage if permits are required. Trailers are not permitted at the Sparton Road Boat launch. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. 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Blue Marsh Lake – Located extremely close to DAK Self Storage, Blue Marsh Lake is a beautiful area filled with boating opportunities. Still can’t beat DE for the overall deal: super-low real estate taxes, NO sales tax, cheap auto insurance & registrations, no inspection fees,& perhaps best of all, cheap beer/wine/liquor. It cost $3 per vehicle to enter the Dry Brooks Day Use Area, Dry Brooks Boat Launch and State Hill Boat Launch. A federal flood-control lake, Blue Marsh has no horsepower restrictions, so it would be best to target catfish during non-peak boating times. Do not forget to obtain a launch permit prior to using non-powered watercraft at PA Fish and Boat Commission accesses and State Park waterways. As a non resident, what do I need to know? Use the 'Report' link on Launch permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commissionregulations and laws apply. “We thought if we could provide new structure, it would improve our fishing experience and that of other anglers. Andy. 24 hour access! Be aware that an Unpowered Boat Launch Permit is requested at state parks. That will do the trick. Threats of harming another • Blue Marsh Lake, Berks County, fish habitat improvement project ($5,000) • Blue Marsh Lake is a 1,148-acre United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) impoundment in southeastern Pennsylvania. and where do they go? each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Keep it Clean. I dont really want to spend the money on our four other boats though. Launching: Lake Williams offers 1 boat launch. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. “The PFBC has reserved $5,000 of the Voluntary Bass Permit fund, and has secured an additional $3,000 in a matching grant to provide structures this year in Blue Marsh,” said Treichler, who is the lake’s Partnership and Volunteer Coordinator. There will always be signage if permits are required. . You do have to pay to enter their SP’s, but a season pass is only $27/yr (up from $20 last yr). There are many that even have little beaches beside the ramps where you can put a canoe or kayak in with out holding up the power boaters. Gas motors cannot be used. They dont tax bicyclist for cycling in the parks, they dont charge skateboarders or rollerbladers for using park trails or roads, they wouldnt charge me if I kicked across the lake on a buggie board. amen to that, Bill…way lower pay & not many good jobs in slower DE. Ok, I finally went legal today and forked over $18 for a use permit. Most of the places you would need the registration for will also have powerboat traffic. Another big plus for NCWe have great public put-ins all over the place and they are all free. There are three boat launches: Dry Brooks Boat Launch: $3 fee per vehicle/$1 per person walk … Be Nice. Boat launches … It has limited space for trailer parking. Last month volunteers created shoreline habitat at Dry Brooks and Sheidy boat launches utilizing 500 discarded Christmas trees tied together attached to cinder blocks. Find Gear & Reviews. A comprehensive map of their locations is an eye-opening history of habitat improvement efforts by the PFBC and volunteers giving back to their sport. launch permit only Yes, stick with the launch permit – $15 a year per boat (slight discount for buying a two-year). Tournament will run from 6:30 am or safe light until 2:30 pm. DCNR permits are available from any state park office. People are FREE to cycle the trails or ride horses for FREE. 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