Lake Pleasant

Commonly used for certification diving, Lake Pleasant is close to home. A permit is required to dive at Lake Pleasant so please contact the shop before diving here.

Forming part of the headwaters of French Creek, Lake Pleasant is considered the finest example of a natural, glacially formed inland lake in northwest Pa. The lake is recharged primarily by groundwater traveling through glacial sediments containing large amounts of limestone. This natural filtration helps maintain water quality and provide habitat features for rare and unique plant communities. In fact, the lake and surroundings support at least nine Pennsylvania Endangered species.

Please note: Lake Pleasant is not open for general diving and a permit is required from the PA Fish & Boat Commission.

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For more information about Lake Pleasant visit the Western PA Conservancy website.