about the lake

    Lake Wallenpaupack is a man-made lake built in 1927 by the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company for hydroelectric power. The lake has huge dimensions - 5,700 acres, 13 ½ miles long with 52 miles of shoreline. The lake has six recreation areas featuring hundreds of acres of forest lands, wildlife, walking trails, campsites and boat slips. The original survey of the lake region shows that there was a 12,150 acre parcel of land that was transferred from the William Penn Estate to James Wilson.

   James Wilson was one of only four men who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution of the United States in 1787. He was also appointed to the First Supreme Court of the United States by President George Washington. You can see a survey map of that 12,150 acre parcel and much more at our Visitor Information Center in Greentown.

    Today, Lake Wallenpaupack is best known for the thousands of lakefront and lakerights homes surrounding the lake. There is a wide variety of residential and vacation home communities in all price ranges. Call, write or e-mail us for more information about Lake Wallenpaupack and the Pocono Lake Region.