Lake Wallenpaupack

Million Dollar Property on Lake Wallenpaupack.......

Unique Vacation Property - Million Dollar Property, 4 beds 2 baths 3,800 sqft, 3 ACRES OF PRIVACY & A PIECE OF THE BIG LAKE! Looking for privacy, private lake access & your own dock on Lake Wallenpaupack? This rustic, Hemlock sided 4 BR, 2 bath home sits back from the bustle & apart from any neighboring homes on 3 wooded acres (no community). Features large open living room, newly remodeled kitchen, vaulted ceilings & striking fieldstone fireplace, HW floors & a large deck. This technical lakefront includes 75 FT of private lakefront frontage.

Activities in the Area;

Hiking and Camping

Regardless of the season, Lake Wallenpaupack offers excellent hiking and camping for beginners and veterans. The lake area has many campgrounds, several with docking facilities, including campgrounds offering cottage accommodations and RV hookups. Rustic camping spots are available in Promised Land State Park. The Lake area is crisscrossed with hiking trails, including those that reach nearby Bushkill Falls, "the Niagara of Pennsylvania."

Water Sports

The lake is most famous for its water sports, which is what primarily draws visitors from all over Pennsylvania and further afield. It has several launch points for boaters, as well as docking facilities selling gas and sundries. Water skiing is one of the most popular local pastimes, with skiers frequently seen on the lake from the spring through the fall. Fishing is also popular, and local guides are willing to take visitors on fishing expeditions if you don't have a boat and equipment yourself. Boat rentals are also available for fishing or just enjoying the lake. An hour-long Wallenpaupack scenic boat tour is available in Hawley.


Lake Wallenpaupack is home to several small towns, featuring several waterside restaurants, which also offer docking for boaters. Ehrhardts Waterfront Restaurant and The Boat House, both located in Hawley, offer traditional American cuisine with water views. Lakeville also offers two restaurants, accessible from docks at the Caffery Recreational Area. Capri Restaurant offers Italian cuisine. Gresham's Chop House has a steakhouse menu and an excellent view.


PPL owns most of the lake shoreline, so if you want to camp next to the lake, the best options are the five camping areas PPL maintains. These are Caffrey Camping Area, Ironwood Point Camping Area, Ledgedale Camping Area, Wilsonville Camping Area and Five Mile Point Group Camping Area. Although PPL owns them, they are operated independently. Each campground offers electric hook-ups, a laundry room, hot showers, a general store, dock rentals, picnic areas and launching ramps. Pets aren’t allowed at the campgrounds. The campgrounds are open between the last Saturday in April and the third Sunday in October. Camping rates are higher for holidays and reservations are recommended.

Lake Activities

Boating and water skiing are allowed on Lake Wallenpaupack and, since it covers 5,700 acres, things shouldn’t get too crowded. Many of the resorts and marinas in the area rent boats and water-skiing equipment. Lake Wallenpaupack is stocked with striped bass, but you can also catch small- and large-mouth bass, rock bass, walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, rainbow trout, brown trout and yellow perch. You also can fish in two feeder rivers, Wallenpaupack Creek and the Lackawaxen River. For swimmers, there is a public beach at the Wilsonville Recreation Area.


Lake Wallenpaupack has four islands that you can visit for an afternoon outing. They have grills and picnic tables, so you can bring your picnic lunch along on the boat ride. All but Burns Island have summer restrooms, but you cannot camp, bring pets or alcoholic beverages, or burn open fires on the islands. The islands are open only during the daylight hours. To reach them, you'll need a boat, which you can rent at one of the local marinas if you don't have your own.

Other Activities

The Ledgedale and Shuman Point natural areas have marked hiking trails. Hiking is allowed through the Beech House Creek Wildlife Refuge, but there are no marked trails. Poconos-area businesses also offer activities like horseback riding, golf, whitewater rafting, skiing, tennis and live theater. Enjoy amusement park rides at the Carousel Water and Fun Park in Beach Lake, or Costa’s Family Fun Park in Hawley. Children will like looking at the wild animals in the Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park in Lake Ariel, and adults can take a wine tour at NEPA Wine Country in Tunkhannock. Golfing is available at Red Maples Golf Course in South Canaan. All of these are a short commute from the lake.