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Lake Wallenpaupack

Stunning Lake Wallenpaupack, a man-made lake built in 1926 covering 5,700 acres and 13 miles in length with 52-miles of uninterrupted shoreline.

Its activities are as far-reaching as its shoreline and sure to please the whole family as you play the day away. The lake has six public recreation areas featuring hundreds of acres of forest lands, wildlife, walking trails, campsites and boat slips. Outfitters also offer kayaks, water skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding, jet skies and boats to help you make the most of your experience.

If you are in the area, stop by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Center. The center is located on Route 6, just west of junction of Route 6 & 507. Drop in or call 570-226-2141. Be sure to view the lake with our free spotting scope! 


After a full day of fun in the Northern Pocono Mountains, you’ll need a place to rest and recharge. Lake Wallenpaupack’s array of accommodations ensures you’ll find the perfect place to lay your head. From boutique hotels with impressive in-house restaurants to cozy cabins and family campgrounds, Lake Wallenpaupack is packed with places to stay.

Places to Stay

Outdoor Adventure:

Take to the lake for amazing outdoor adventures all through the year! Lake Wallenpaupack offers so much more than summer fun! Spring spurs great fishing, boating and action on lakeside trails. Summer sun fuels on-water adventures like swimming, jet skiing, parasailing and paddleboarding. In autumn, brilliant fall foliage surrounds the lake, creating a beautiful backdrop for boat cruises and shoreline strolls, and winter’s chill signals snowsports on and off the frozen lake.

Outdoor Adventure

Family Fun:

When it comes to family fun, there’s no place like the Big Lake! The area’s array of kid-friendly attractions ensures you’ll never run out of things to do. In summer, outdoor adventures abound. From swimming and boating to hiking and biking, there are scores of things to do around the lake. Away from the water, attractions like museums, riding stables and family fun parks ensure hours of entertainment for everyone. 

Family Fun


Whether you’re shopping for souvenirs or sweet treats, you’ll find plenty of stores around Lake Wallenpaupack.



Dock and dine, or dive into local cuisine! The restaurants around Lake Wallenpaupack offer fine food and breathtaking scenery. 


Winter Fun:

When the weather turns cold, Lake Wallenpaupack transforms into a frozen playground. Top outdoor activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and ice fishing. Off the ice, visitors can enjoy great skiing, riding and tubing plus winter events including Hawley Winterfest and Crystal Cabin Fever.

Ski and Snow Activities


Ice golf, anyone? Each year, Lake Wallenpaupack welcomes one of the region’s most unique winter activities, the Ice Tee Golf Tournament. Nearby resorts offer manicured 18-hole and miniature golf courses.



Lake Wallenpaupack