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Edinboro Lake
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Location Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°53′05″N 80°8′10″W / 41.88472°N 80.13611°W / 41.88472; -80.13611
Lake type Glacial
Primary inflows Shenango Creek, Whipple Creek, Lakeside Run (local name)
Primary outflows Conneautee Creek
Basin countries Erie
Managing agency Edinboro Township
Built Formed approximately 19,000 years ago
Surface area 245 acres (99 ha)
Average depth 3.4 m (11 ft)
Max. depth 9.1 m (30 ft)
Water volume 5.6 million cubic metres (4,500 acre⋅ft)
Residence time 5.1 years
Surface elevation 1,197 ft (365 m) above sea level
Frozen Late October Early November–March yearly
Islands 4
Settlements Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Edinboro Lake is a 245-acre lake located in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is surrounded on three sides by the town of Edinboro and the State Route 99 runs along the shore for a short stretch. The lake has two established beach areas, as well as a public park which provide public access to the lake. The lake's primary output is Conneauttee Creek which in turn flows into French Creek. The lake's outflow is dammed by a small dam. The current lake level is approximately 8 feet higher than the natural lake's level. The historical lake level is marked by numerous stump lines at the historical shoreline. Edinboro Lake supports a diverse fishery. The lake is targeted by fishermen seeking largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, sunfish, and muskellunge. It is included in the Pennsylvavia Fish and Boat Commission's Brood Stock Lake program for musky production. When Surveyed in 2008 the commission (Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission) netted a significant number of muskies. Most of the fish were in the 30 to 34 inch range with the largest being 40 inches.

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