Lake Wallenpaupack Pennsylvania
Wayne County Pa.
5,700-acre reservoir Built in 1927 to generate hydroelectric power, Wallenpaupack is in Northeast Pennsylvania, about 85 miles west of New York City and 95 miles north of Philadelphia. The 13 ½-mile long impoundment is framed by 52 miles of shoreline that includes hundreds of acres of forest lands, trails, campsites and boat slips. Only one public launch ramp operated by the state dnr off of route 560. ~ 1 mile up from route 6. On your left. Small sign is easy to miss. The dam is across from the launch ramp here.
One of the best smallmouth fisheries in the state. Smallmouth up to 5 pounds, walleye up to 15 pounds, and a mix of pure-strain and hybrid striped bass. I think the lake record is 35 pounds.
When the state stocked the stripers, it also planted alewives to sustain them. Striped bass have been stocked since the mid-'80s, pure-strain and hybrid stripers have been stocked here annually on an alternating basis.
The lake discharges through pipes into the Lackawaxen river. No spillway.
The dam is 1,275 feet long and 70 feet high. Water from the lake travels to the PPl power plant through a 3 ½-mile pipeline that is more than 14 feet in diameter.
Generally it is 50 feet deep throughout and about 20 feet closer to shoreline.
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