|Lake Wallenpaupack is a 5,700 acre lake located in Pike and Wayne counties that
is owned and operated by PPL Inc. The lake is around 13 miles in length and about 60 feet at its maximum
depth. It is operated as an auxiliary electric generating facility, but it is open to the public for recreation
purposes like fishing, boating, waterskiing, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing and nature study. PPL also
operates several campgrounds, observation and overlook areas, a wildlife refuge, two natural areas and an Environmental
The PA Fish and Boat Commission owns and maintains a boat access area at Mangan Cove, which is located off of
State Route 590. Boaters can launch their watercraft from this access area for free. There are also
boat access areas at Caffrey, Ironwood Point, Ledgedale and Wilsonville. There is a fee to launch
a boat at these four PPL
access areas; the fee is waived for campers. Boaters can also pump sewage from holding tanks at these
four sites for a fee.
The lake has no horsepower limit regulations for boaters. Boaters are limited
to 45 miles per hour from sunrise to sunset on weekends and holidays from the Saturday before Memorial
Day to Labor Day. Boats are also limited to 25 miles per hour between sunset and sunrise.
The lake is a great waterway
for fishing. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, pickerel, yellow perch, trout,
striped bass and a variety of panfish are popular sportfish on this waterway.
habitat structures have been placed in the lake over the years as part of the Commission's Cooperative
Fish Habitat Improvement Program.