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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At our Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, the public can borrow rods, reels and a tackle box full of hooks and other terminal tackle. This equipment is borrowed in much the same way books are borrowed from a library. Those wanting to borrow gear complete a form and the loan is made. At the end of the loan period the equipment is returned to the site. We request a copy of your driver's license for our records.
This program is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the American Sportfishing Association, and sponsors. New rods and reels were provided by Cabela’s in 2015. The program is designed to make it easy for anyone to access fishing tackle. Whether you are giving fishing a try for the first time, or returning to a childhood activity, these sites provide free tackle for loan. It's hoped that those making the loans will enjoy fishing so much they are hooked for life. This equipment may also be loaned to groups conducting angler education programs in the community. The Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center is open Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.