LAKES WE FISH Lake Wallenpaupack Lake Wallenpaupack is a freshwater lake in Pennsylvania. It is the third largest lake in Pennsylvania measuring 52 miles of shoreline, 13 miles in length, 60 feet deep at points, and has in excess of 5,700 acres of surface water. It was created in 1926 by PPL, the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company, for hydroelectric purposes as well as flood control; however, it is best known as one of several major recreational destinations in the Pocono Mountains. It is located near the borough of Hawley, and and forms part of the boundary between Pike and Wayne counties located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Fairview Lake Fairview Lake is a 169-acre natural lake located in Palmyra Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania in the United States, just south of Lake Wallenpaupack. The lake has a maximum depth of 48 feet. The lake is home to one of the most distinctive land forms in the state – running through the middle of this waterway is a ridge over which the water is only three to five feet deep. The lake is a prime fishing and boating area. Boating is permitted on the lake, and gas motors are permitted. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission maintains a small boat launch facility on the southwestern corner of the lake, capacity approximately 10 cars with trailers. Boat access can be reached by taking SR 0390 north from I-84 to SR 4004 Lake Henry Lake Henry is home to large and small mouth bass, pickerel, catfish, sunfish, bluegill, perch, and crappie. According to Wayne County GIS, it is the second largest lake in the county, at about 310 surface acres. It ranges in depth from 3-5 feet, up to 30 feet. There are floating islands, and there are stumps, which are great for fish habitat. There is a private boat launch ($) and boat rental where there is no motor size limit, but jet skis are not allowed to launch. Catch and release is promoted. Beltzville State Park The 3,002-acre Beltzville State Park is in the southern foothills of the Poconos. Pohopoco Creek, an excellent trout stream, feeds the 949-acre Beltzville Lake, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and is a destination for boaters and anglers. The sand beach and picnic pavilions are very popular. Recreational facilities are a result of a cooperative effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Bureau of State Parks and the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Fishing: The 949-acre Beltzville Lake is stocked with warm-water and cold-water game fish and panfish. Common species are trout, striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, muskellunge and perch. Below the dam, Pohopoco Creek is stocked with trout. Much of the lake’s northern shoreline can be reached from Pohopoco Drive.