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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, wakeboarding, jet skies and boats to help you make the most of your experience. Read our blog for seven activities to do around Lake Wallenpaupack.

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!

Fishing equipment is available for rent through the Fishing Tackle Loaner Program at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center.


After a full day of fun 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.

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 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.

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.


Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

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.

Lake Wallenpaupack