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Description - The Prompton Lake Project is part of an integrated reservoir flood control system. In conjunction with General Edgar Jadwin Dam it provides flood control protection and recreational value. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, water sports, winter sports and wildlife viewing.


Attractions - The Prompton Lake Project is part of an integrated reservoir flood control system. In conjunction with General Edgar Jadwin Dam it provides flood control protection, in varying degrees, to the boroughs of Prompton, Honesdale and Hawley and to smaller communities along the Lackawaxen River. Flood control is the only authorized purpose for this project, however, recreational value is enhanced by the efforts of Wayne County Parks and Recreation Services.

Recreation - Within the beautiful rolling hills of the Poconos lies the Prompton Lake Army Corps of Engineers' project known as Prompton Lake. Folks enjoy boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, water sports, winter sports and wildlife viewing.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The Prompton Lake area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging around 22 to 24 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 to -4 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range around 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 22 Celsius).

Location - Prompton Lake is located on the West Branch Lackawaxen River, a tributary of the Lackawaxen River, approximately 4.7 miles upstream of Honesdale, Pennsylvania and a half mile upstream of the village of Prompton, Pennsylvania. The project is 31 miles above the confluence of the Lackawaxen River with the Delaware River at Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania.


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Report: Prompton Lake has recently developed 19 miles of trails suitable for snowshoeing, x-country skiing (advanced), hiking and mtn. biking. It also has an outstanding 18 hole disc golf course complete with tee boxes, plastic hole markers telling distance and showing a picture of the hole, and metal baskets.


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Contact Information:
Prompton Lake, SR 170 , Prompton, PA, 18465, Phone: 717-253-0198

Additional Information:
Pennsylvania Lakes and Reservoirs - Pennsylvania boasts as having more flowing water than any other state in the "lower 48." Whether you're looking for limestone streams, famous for trout fishing or whitewater rapids for an afternoon thrill ride, this state can fulfill that desire. The keystone state offers over 2,500 lakes and 300 streams. Ricketts Glen State Park is famous for its 30 waterfalls, the highest being a 94 foot tumble. In addition, Pennsylvania is home to the Allegheny National Forest known for its lush hardwoods, rich wildlife and a 12,000 acre lake considered ideal for catching trophy walleye, pike and muskellunge.
Pocono Mountains / Endless Mountains Area - The Pocono Mountains abound in natural wonders. The Glens Natural Area has 22 named waterfalls in a scenic gorge with old growth timber. You can also try whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River.

Links:
Prompton Lake - Official agency website

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