Rivers and Lakes In Pennsylvania
Poconos and North Eastern PA

Rivers and lakes in Pennsylvania in the Poconos mountains and north eastern part of the state include Lake Wallenpaupack and lakes in the various state parks in the region.

Most of the rivers and lakes in this area offer fun in all four seasons.

Enjoy canoeing and rowboating in the summer months and ice fishing and ice boating during the winter.

Belmont Lake
Wayne County

172 acres
Fishing
Boating

Beltzville Lake
Beltzville State Park
Lehighton PA

  • Fishing
  • Boating - 2 launches
  • Water skiing
  • Rentals of kayaks, paddleboats, rowboats, pontoons, motorboats
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice boating


Briar Creek Lake
Columbia County

  • 51 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating

Fords Lake
Lackawanna County

  • 73 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating

lake sparkling in the sun by mountains in PA

Frances Slocum Lake
Frances Slocum State Park
Luzerne County PA

Open all year

  • Fishing
  • Boating - 2 launches
  • Rentals of rowboats, canoes
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice skating

Gouldsboro Lake
Gouldsboro State Park
Monroe County PA, Wayne County

Open all year

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Boat launch
  • Ice fishing
  • Swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day

Hunters Lake
Sullivan County

  • 117 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch

Jean Lake
Ricketts Glen State Park

Open year round

  • Boating - 1 launch
  • Fishing
  • Swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Rentals of rowboats, canoes
  • Ice fishing

Lackawanna Lake
Lackawanna State Park

Open year round

  • Swimming in pool Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Canoeing

Lackawaxen River
Wayne and Pike Counties

  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Kayaking

clear Pennsylvania water at the lake

Lake Alden
Wayne County

  • 81 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch
  • Water skiing


Lake Frances
Nescopeck State Park

  • 9 acres
  • Fishing

Lake Wallenpaupack
Pike and Wayne Counties

  • 5,700 acre lake
  • Water skiing
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch

Lake Winola
Wyoming County

  • 200 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch

Lehigh River

The River flows through the following counties:

  • Wayne
    Lackawanna
    Monroe
    Luzerne
    Carbon County PA
    Lehigh County PA
    Northampton
  • White water rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Boating

Lily Lake
Luzerne County

  • 160 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch

Locust Lake
Locust Lake State Park
Barnesville PA 18214

Open all year

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Boat launch
  • Rentals of canoes, rowboats
  • Swimming Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Ice fishing

lake in PA with blue water, mountains, blue sky and a white boat in the background

Lower Woods Pond
Wayne County

  • 91 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch

Mauch Chunk Lake
Carbon County

  • 330 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 2 launches
  • Sailboating
  • Boat rentals


Middle Susquehanna River

Runs through the counties of:

  • Bradford
    Columbia
    Lackawanna
    Luzerne
    Susquehanna
    Wyoming
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Motor boating
  • Fishing

Promised Lake
Promised Land State Park
Greentown PA

  • 422 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 5 launches
  • Rentals of rowboats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice skating

Stephen Foster Lake
Mt. Pisgah State Park
Bradford County

One of the lakes in Pennsylvania open all year

  • Fishing
  • Ice fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch
  • Swimming in pool only

Stevens Lake
Wyoming County

  • 62 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch

Tobyhanna Lake
Tobyhanna State Park
Monroe and Wayne counties

Open all year

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Guarded beach swimming area open Memorial Day to Labor Day

Tuscarora Lake
Tuscarora State Park
Tamaqua PA - off Rte 309

  • Boating
  • Rentals of rowboats, canoes, pedal boats, kayaks
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Upper Woods Pond
Wayne County

  • 80 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch

White Oak Pond
Wayne County

  • 175 acres
  • Fishing
  • Boating - 1 launch

Enjoy being on the rivers and lakes in Pennsylvania in the mountains of the Poconos!






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