What isn’t there to know!
Lake Wallenpaupack has year-round and vacation real estate that is the center of attention for visitors and recreation in Wayne and Pike County in the Poconos of Northeast Pennsylvania. Located near Hawley, the lake is centered right on the county line, making it an important part of both counties. The lake properties are a recreation attraction in the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York), particularly in the summertime. Wallenpaupack provides boating, swimming, and fishing access in the summer, as well as snowmobiling, ice skating and ice fishing in the winter. A notable activity during the winter months on Lake Wallenpaupack is its annual “Ice Tee Golf Tournament”, which takes place on the frozen lake. The tournament is a 9-hole competition hosted by The Chamber of the Northern Poconos.
There is no shortage of water or fish here!
Lake Wallenpaupack is a freshwater lake and the third largest lake in Pennsylvania measuring 52 miles of shoreline, 13 miles in length, 60 feet deep at points, and has a surface area in excess of 5,700 acres. Lake fish include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, rock bass, bluegill, walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, pickerel, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, catfish and yellow perch. Walleye, striped bass and hybrid striped bass have been stocked in the lake.
Rich In History.
Lake Wallenpaupack was created in 1926 by PP&L for hydroelectric power; however, it is best known as one of several major recreational destinations in the Pocono Mountains. The Lenape Indians named the area “Wallenpaupack” which means “The Stream of Swift and Slow Water.” William Penn later owned the land and then deeded it to his son Thomas Penn. Upon his death it went to the Penn estate, which sold approximately 12,000 acres in 1793 to James Wilson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence! The lake is used as an educational resource to teach ecology to students of the Wallenpaupack Area School District, too!