Preserves

Protecting the land, providing recreation

Lake Wallenpaupack


Camping

PPL maintains five areas for camping and recreation around the lake, each with its own director who oversees camping registrations and site management. Make reservations by contacting the campgrounds directly.

Campers have access to electricity, coin-operated washing machines and clothes dryers, and hot showers between the last Saturday in April and the third Sunday in October. Each area has a small general store, dock rentals, launching ramps and picnic areas. Pets are not allowed. Kennels are nearby.

In winter (the third Sunday in October to the last Saturday in April), all areas are closed to camping.

Registered campers with self-contained trailers may use the Ironwood, Ledgedale and Wilsonville dumping stations without charge. Firewood, when available, can be purchased from the directors. A limited number of seasonal sites are available at each of the four campgrounds.

Camping Regulations

Contact the director of each area for information, rates and reservations. Reservations cannot be made by e-mail. Make checks payable to the site's director.

Pets are not permitted. Kennels are nearby. A maximum of eight people, one camping unit and one car per campsite is allowed. Campsites are for family camping. Check-in and checkout times are set by each individual recreation area.

Seasonable campsites are available. Contact the director of each area.

Camping Fees

Summer Season (last Saturday in April to third Sunday in October). Contact the director of each area for information, rates and reservations.

Group Camping at Five Mile Point. For organized youth groups only. Contact the Ledgedale Director for information, rates and reservations.

Caffrey Camping Area

This small camping area includes 29 tent and tent-trailer sites in field and wooded settings. Slip docks and gasoline for boats are available. Toilet, shower and laundry facilities are available for registered campers. The hiking trails at PPL's Shuman Point Natural Area are nearby. The area is popular for boating, with good prevailing westerlies for sailboats.

For information, rates and reservations, contact:

Caffrey Director
431 Lakeshore Drive
Lakeville, PA 18438
570-226-4608

For a map of the Caffrey Recreation Area, click here.

Ironwood Point Camping Area

This area includes sites for 49 tents and trailers, as well as 13 scenic lakefront sites for walk-in camping. Situated on a wooded hill overlooking the lake, the area is 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. This area also offers a children's play area and a picnic pavilion. Gas is available for boats, and when available, boat slips can be rented.

For information, rates and reservations, contact:

Ironwood Point Director
155 Burns Hill Rd.
Greentown, PA 18426
570-857-0880
Web: www.ironwoodpoint.com
Info: ironwood@ptd.net (no reservations by e-mail)

For map of the Ironwood Point Camping Area, click here.

Ledgedale Camping Area

This campground, located in a quiet setting at the lake's southern tip, includes wooded sites for 70 tents and trailers. Slip docks can be rented. Gasoline is available for boats. The site includes a toilet, shower and laundry building, children's playground, game room and a free dump station for registered campers with self-contained trailers. The campground is adjacent to an 80-acre natural area that offers two miles of hiking trails.

For information, rates and reservations, contact:

Ledgedale Director
153 Ledgedale Road
Greentown, PA 18426
570-689-2181
Web: www.ledgedalerecarea.com
Info: ledgedal@ptd.net (no reservations by e-mail)

For map of Ledgedale Camping Area, click here.

Wilsonville Camping Area

This area, PPL's largest lakeside campground, includes 160 tent and trailer sites. The campground is just off Route 6. Slip docks are available for rent, and gasoline is available for boats. Flush toilet, shower and laundry facilities, and a free dumping station for registered campers are available. There's a children's play area and nearby hiking trails at Shuman Point. An adjacent public swimming beach is operated by Palmyra Township, which charges admittance.

For information, rates and reservations, contact:

Wilsonville Director
113 Ammon Drive
Hawley, PA 18428
570-226-4382
Web: www.wilsonvillecampground.com
Info: wrecarea@ptd.net (no reservations by e-mail)

For Map of Wilsonville Recreation Area, click here.

Five Mile Point Group Camping Area

Five Mile Point is an additional recreation site for group camping only, reserved for supervised youth organizations. Accommodates two large groups of six to 26 people. Boat in or take a several-hundred-yard walk to lakefront sites. Sheltered picnic tables, hand pump for drinking water, food storage cabinets, fireplaces and toilets. Reservations necessary.

To make reservations or for additional information, contact the Ledgedale director at the address noted below:

Ledgedale Director
153 Ledgedale Road
Greentown, PA 18426
570-689-2181
Info: ledgdal@ptd.net (no reservations by e-mail)

For map of Five Mile Point Group Camping Area, click here.