While Away a Sunny Spring Day at Clopper Lake
Montgomery County’s Clopper Lake, located within Seneca Creek State Park, was originally created as a recreational area thanks to a dam built across Long Draught Branch in 1975. Since that time it has become of the region’s most popular fishing spots. You’ll find a wide variety of habitats across the lake’s 90 acres, with thick vegetation, shallow coves, and an average depth of six meters. Anglers from across the area flock to the water for its large-mouthed bass, tiger muskies, and bluegill, among many other species. The park is open to visitors (for a small daily use fee) during daylight hours year round. Boat rentals are available from May through September, and a small launching area for kayaks and canoes is accessible on the weekends.
Check the Maryland guidebook for restrictions on bass in the spring and early summertime. A public angler access map is available on the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ website.