(June 19, 2009) Today I paddled 5.5 miles
Whatever you do don't confuse Keystone Lake (Armstrong County) and the lake at Keystone State Park (Westmoreland County) because the latter is only a fraction of the size.
Upon leaving the south shore launch near Atwood you have two options. Going left will take you to the larger section of the lake, and right will take you to a more secluded area, which is a prime fishing location. If you continue in this direction you will traverse through a wetlands region, which leads into the North Branch of Plum Creek, but you can only go an additional half-mile before your path is obstructed.
As you turn around and head back to your original destination keep heading SW. This will steer you in the direction of the dam and much more open water, but despite the vastness the waters are pretty calm, especially during the morning hours.
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