Camping Around Lake Wallenpaupack Poconos

Lake Wallenpaupack located in the majestic mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania minutes from New York and New Jersey and boosts some of the most amazing camping around. Lake Wallenpaupack was created in 1926 by PPL, the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company, for hydroelectric purposes. It is located near Hawley, on the border of Pike and Wayne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania. Named Wallenpaupack from the Lenape Indian that lived in the area a name meaning “The Stream of Swift and Slow Water ” this manmade lake encompasses – approximately 5,700 acres. PPL maintains five areas for camping around the lake, each with its own director who oversees the area. Campers have access to electricity, coin-operated washing machines and clothes dryers, and hot showers. Each area has a small general store, dock rentals, launching ramps and picnic areas. Although pets are not allowed there are many kennels nearby. Caffrey Camping Area This is the smallest of all camping area and has only 29 tent and tent-trailer sites in both field and wooded settings. Best for a quiet and relaxing camping experience with modern connivances like toilet, shower and laundry facilities. The hiking trails at PPL’s Shuman Point Natural Area are nearby. The area is popular for boating, and slip docks and gasoline for boats are available for anyone staying at this site. Ironwood Point Camping Area This area is best for families it offers a children’s play area and picnic pavilion. With sites for 49 tents and trailers, as well as 13 scenic lakefront sites for walk-in camping this beautiful camp ground is situated on a wooded hill overlooking the lake. Close to Burns and Kipp islands and to the Ledgedale Natural Area with its hiking and nature-study opportunities. Toilet, shower and laundry facilities, and a free dumping station for registered campers are available as well as gas for boats, and when available, boat slips can be rented. Ledgedale Camping Area This camp ground, located in a quiet setting at the lake’s southern tip, includes wooded sites for 70 tents and trailers. Perfect for the avid hiker due to its proximity to an 80-acre natural area that offers two miles of hiking trails. Toilet, shower, laundry facilities, and a free dumping station for registered campers are available as well as gas for boats, and when available, boat slips can be rented. This camp ground offers a children’s playground and game room. Wilsonville Camping Area PPL’s largest lakeside camp ground includes 160 tent and trailer sites located just off Route 6. Complete with toilet, shower, laundry facilities, and a free dumping station for registered campers as well as gas for boats, and when available, boat slips can be rented. This camp ground offers a children’s playground, game room, and nearby hiking trails at Shuman Point. An adjacent public swimming beach is operated by Palmyra Township, which charges admittance. Five Mile Point Group Camping Area Five Mile Point is an additional recreation site for group camping only, reserved for supervised youth organizations. This area can accommodate two large groups of six to 26 people. You can boat in or take a several-hundred-yard walk off the road to the scenic lakefront sites. Complete with sheltered picnic tables, hand pump for drinking water, food storage cabinets, fireplaces and toilets. Where ever you choose to stay you can be sure that you will enjoy the natural beauty of lake Wallenpaupack.

Brenda Hopkins writes for 84 country store in Hawley PA about Pocono attraction and Lake Wallenpaupack and gives travel advice.