Mid-Atlantic Chapter Wallenpaupack Cruise
Lake Wallenpaupack is a reservoir in northeastern Pennsylvania. It is the second largest lake contained entirely in Pennsylvania. It measures 52 miles of shoreline, 13 miles in length,
60 feet deep at points, and has a surface area in excess of 5,700 acres.
This lake provides excellent conditions for our class of wooden boats offering ample running space with picturesque scenery along the 13 miles in length. In order to create the lake, PP&L constructed a dam on Wallenpaupack Creek at Wilsonville and a levee named the Tafton Dike. The project took 2,700 men from 1924 to 1926 to complete and seven months for
the reservoir to fill after the dam was closed off. Water travels 3.5 miles in a 13-foot diameter steel pipe (originally wood) to power two turbines which combined can generate 44
megawatts of power discharging into the Lakawaxen River, which flows into the Delaware River. Free boat launch facility for trailered boats is located at Mangan Cove, located off of State
Route 590. The lake’s wooded shoreline provides opportunities for hiking and viewing wildlife, including whitetail deer and black bear. Lake fish include smallmouth bass, largemouth
bass, rock bass, bluegill, walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, pickerel, rainbow trout to name a few.
Launch time is at 10:00AM from Megan Cove Boat Ramp 41°27’35” N 75°11’23.4”W follow I-84 E to PA-390 N in Tafton. Take Exit 26 off I-84E. Follow PA-390 N, PA-507 N and 6 W
to your destination.
Our choice is “THE DOCK on WALLENPAUPACK” for after cruise dining offering an extensive menu in a beautiful setting. Located at 201 PA-507 Hawley, PA 18428. 570-226-2124.
Please respond to [email protected] or 609-929-8113 if participating in this event by May 15,2021.