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Lake Wallenpaupack

Current Lake Wallenpaupack Newsletter

PPL built Lake Wallenpaupack in 1926 as a hydroelectric project. Wallenpaupack serves as an important electric-generating facility in times of high electricity demand.

Lake Wallenpaupack is located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, is an important year-round tourism and outdoor recreation destination. It’s a comfortable drive from many cities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

The lake, 13 miles long and about 60 feet at its maximum depth, offers year-round recreation opportunities. Camping, fishing, boating and water-skiing are just some of the attractions.

PPL owns most of Lake Wallenpaupack’s shoreline. Land is managed in harmony with the environment. PPL also provides environmental education and awareness opportunities at the lake. An environmental learning center, completed in early 2003, gives teachers and students new tools to discover the lake’s natural resources.

>> Click here to read the Public Lake Use and Shoreline Use Permitting Policy.

>> Visit the PPL Lake Wallenpaupack hydroelectric plant website.

Around the lake

Click on numbered line item below for expanded information about hiking trails, natural areas and camping areas at Lake Wallenpaupack.

>> Click here  for a brochure

Hiking Trails and Natural Areas
Camping Areas
Ledgedale Natural Area Ledgedale Camping Area
Beech House Creek Widlife Refuge Five Mile Point Group Camping Area
Shuman Point Natural Area Ironwood Point Camping Area
Wallenpaupack Creek Trail Caffrey Camping Area
Wilsonville Camping Area

Lake Wallenpaupack Map 2009

>>Click here to view the map larger.

Rules & Regulations

  • All Pennsylvania hunting, fishing and boating laws apply and are enforced by the appropriate state agencies.
  • At this time, due to liability and safety concerns, hunting is prohibited on all of PPL’s property at Lake Wallenpaupack. Hunting is not permitted on the lake, at PPL’s natural and recreation areas, on PPL shoreline property or on the islands.
  • Pets are not allowed at any PPL recreation facilities.
  • Swimming is not permitted at PPL recreation facilities.
  • Camping, pets and open fires are not permitted on the four islands.
  • Facilities are open during daylight hours only at the nature trails and islands.
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted anywhere at PPL recreation facilities.
  • No ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles or other off-road motorized vehicles are permitted at PPL recreation areas and natural areas.
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