New Germany State Park

NGSP_Swimming.pngLake Activities​

​New Germany’s 13-acre lake is the center of activity in the summer. Boating, fishing and swimming are among the most popular lake activities. During the rest of the year, the peaceful water acts as a mirror for the changing world around it – autumn leaves burst with color, then snow covers the trees until spring flowers dot the landscape.


Boats without gasoline motors are permitted on the lake year-round. Kayaks, canoes, row boats and standup paddle boards are available for rental in the late spring to early fall. Please call the park for details. A soft boat ramp is available at no additional charge.

the lake at New Germany State ParkFishing

Fishing is permitted with a non-tidal fishing license. Fishermen may find large mouth bass, catfish, bluegill and trout. There is a brief lake closure each spring when trout stocking begins. A trout stamp is required to possess trout.


Swimming is permitted at your own risk within the designated swimming area.​​​