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Here are the 39 lakes we have listed within USA > Mid-Atlantic > Pennsylvania - compared by Largest Lakes - Acres.

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Lake Name Area in acres Lake Description
Lake Erie
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA / Michigan, USA / Ohio, USA)
6,261,500 Lake Erie Pictures Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes of North America, straddles the borders of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, and the Canadian province of Ontario. The lake is named after the Native American tribe that inhabited its shores before being killed off by the Iroquois League for aiding their enemy, ...
Pymatuning Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA / Ohio, USA)
17,088 Pymatuning Lake Pictures Also known as: Pymatuning Reservoir
Pymatuning Lake, located in northwestern Pennsylvania and spilling over into northeastern Ohio, is a lake of superlatives: Clocking in at 17,088 acres in area, 17 miles in length, and 1.6 miles in width, it is the largest lake in Pennsylvania aside from Lake Erie. Pymatuning Lake is also one of North ...
Allegheny Reservoir
(New York, USA / Pennsylvania, USA)
12,080 Allegheny Reservoir Pictures Allegheny Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Kinzua Dam Lake, Kinzua Lake, Lake Kinzua
Flowing across tree-covered hills in northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York, the Allegheny Reservoir's 12,080 acres provide an open invitation to enjoy and explore the great outdoors. Located in Warren and McKean Counties, Allegheny Reservoir is part of the Pennsylvania Wilds Tourism Region. ...
Raystown Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
8,300 Raystown Lake Pictures Raystown Lake, at 8,300 acres, is the largest lake located entirely within Pennsylvania's borders. The lake is nestled in the southern Allegheny Mountains of Huntingdon County. Its average depth is 80 feet, with a maximum depth of 200 feet. The United States Army Corps of Engineers created Raystown ...
Lake Wallenpaupack
(Pennsylvania, USA)
5,700 Lake Wallenpaupack Pictures Lake Wallenpaupack is a prime recreation destination in northeast Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains region, nestled among the counties of Hawley, Pike, and Wayne. Created in 1927 by the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company (PPL) for hydroelectric power, the lake stretches out over 5,700 acres and boasts ...
Shenango River Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA / Ohio, USA)
3,560 Shenango River Lake Pictures Also known as: Shenango Reservoir
Located mostly in northwestern Pennsylvania between Greenville PA and Sharon PA - and spilling into northeastern Ohio - Shenango River Lake provides flood protection for the Shenango River Valley and for the Beaver and upper Ohio Rivers. Shenango Reservoir also provides water releases during dry ...
Lake Arthur
(Pennsylvania, USA)
3,225 Lake Arthur Pictures Lake Arthur Message Forums In the warm summer breeze, sailboats dart like flocks of colorful birds across Lake Arthur's clear Pennsylvania waters. Located in Butler County, this picturesque lake is surrounded by Moraine State Park and offers 3,225 acres of water to fish, boat, and explore. With its gently rolling hills, abundant ...
Youghiogheny River Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
2,840 Youghiogheny River Lake Pictures Youghiogheny River Lake Message Forums Also known as: Yough Lake
In the heart of the Laurel Highlands and spanning the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland lays Youghiogheny River Lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to experience the clean waters, mountains and steep-sided valleys which encompass the project and provide an unsurpassed ...
Lake Wilhelm
(Pennsylvania, USA)
1,860 Lake Wilhelm Pictures Lake Wilhelm was created in 1971 with the damming of Sandy Creek for flood control purposes. Lake Wilhelm is a shallow lake with a maximum depth of about 24 feet at the dam. It has a surface area of 2,800 acres. Lake Wilhelm is located in Maurice K. Goddard State Park in Mercer County Pennsylvania, ...
Lake Nockamixon
(Pennsylvania, USA)
1,450 Lake Nockamixon Pictures Lake Nockamixon, located in the 5,283 acre Nockamixon State Park, is located in southeastern Pennsylvania's Bucks County. The 1,450 acre reservoir is fed by Tohicken Creek, Three Mile Run, and Hacycock Run and is a destination getaway for many travelers, especially those escaping Philadelphia's busy ...
Lake Marburg
(Pennsylvania, USA)
1,275 Lake Marburg Pictures Lake Marburg Message Forums Also known as: Codorus Lake
Pennsylvania Dutch Country near Hanover, Pennsylvania holds a spectacular recreational resource called Lake Marburg. This 1,300-acre reservoir combines the needs of local industry with water-based opportunities for area residents. The lake's creation came about in an unusual collaborative effort between ...
East Branch Clarion River Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
1,160 East Branch Clarion River Lake Pictures Also known as: East Branch Lake, East Branch Reservoir
East Branch Clarion River Lake, also known as East Branch Lake, is aptly named: it was created by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1952 by damming up the East Branch of the Clarion River. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944, the lake helps control flooding in the Clarion River Valley, ...
Cowanesque Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
1,090 Peacefully nestled between forested ridges in north central Pennsylvania lies Cowanesque Lake. Located near the New York state line, the name Cowanesque comes from a Native American word for "overrun with briars". Today the area around the lake is groomed and maintained for outdoor adventure and water ...
Beltzville Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
949 Beltzville Lake Pictures Beltzville Lake Message Forums Also known as: Beltzville Reservoir
The Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains are spectacular for many reasons, and Beltzville Lake is one of them. Located in the southern foothills of these famous Pennsylvania mountains, Beltzville Reservoir is home to spectacular vistas and myriad activities. In a mountain setting like that of the Poconos, ...
Conneaut Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
947 Conneaut Lake Pictures Conneaut Lake, located in northwestern Pennsylvania, is the largest natural lake in Pennsylvania. Formed by receding glaciers, Conneaut Lake is what remained when left-behind ice blocks melted during the Pleistocene Era. The resulting Conneaut Lake is about 947 acres, with a maximum depth of 60 feet, ...
Harveys Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
658 Harveys Lake Pictures Harveys Lake Message Forums Also known as: Harvey's Lake
With a surface area of 658 acres, Harveys Lake is Pennsylvania's largest natural lake by total volume of water. Located in the Northeastern Mountain Region of Pennsylvania, Harveys Lake was named for its discoverer, Benjamin Harvey. An early settler of the Wyoming Valley and member of the Sons of Liberty, ...
Pocono Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
526 Pocono Lake Pictures Pocono Lake Message Forums The majestic Pocono Mountains set the backdrop for the lake that shares its name, Pocono Lake. The manmade Pocono Lake is located in the Northeastern Mountain Region of Pennsylvania in Monroe County. Built for logging in 1867, Pocono Lake is now part of the Pocono Lake Preserve which is a private ...
Indian Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
499 Indian Lake Message Forums Indian Lake is a freshwater man-made lake shaped like a horseshoe, located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It is part of the state's Laurel Highlands, an elevated region known for its extraordinary mountain landscapes and hilly terrain. As a private lake, only vacationers, property owners and their ...
Beaverdam Reservoir
(Pennsylvania, USA)
382 Beaverdam Reservoir Pictures Beaverdam Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Beaverdam Run Reservoir
Tucked away in rural Cambria County, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains and Valleys region, Beaverdam Reservoir provides a welcome natural respite from busy urban life. Sometimes called Beaverdam Run Reservoir, this water supply impoundment offers quiet fishing and scenic days on the water. The ...
Treasure Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
379 Treasure Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lake Rene
The Pennsylvania Wilds Region is not a place you would expect to find a lake called Treasure Lake. Neither would you expect Bimini Lake or Trinidad Beach. They're all here, however, just north of DuBois in Clearfield County. Treasure Lakes is actually a private residential community, including Treasure ...
Pinchot Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
340 Pinchot Lake Pictures Pinchot Lake Message Forums Also known as: Pinchot Reservoir, Gifford Pinchot State Park, Old Conewago Lake
Only 20 miles south of Harrisburg, in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, 340-acre Pinchot Lake forms a recreational oasis. The reservoir was built in 1959 to provide a recreational lake for area residents to enjoy. The reservoir was constructed by damming Beaver Creek, and the water soon formed a long, narrow ...
Twin Lakes
(Pennsylvania, USA)
340 Twin Lakes Message Forums Nestled on the edge of the Poconos, the Twin Lakes are pristine glacial lakes tucked away in the land that inspired the birth of the US Forest Service. Completely private, the lakes offer homeowners and guests a secluded mountain retreat. The Twin Lakes were created between 17,000 and 22,000 years ...
Arrowhead Lake
(Pennsylvania, USA)
328 Arrowhead Lake Pictures Arrowhead Lake Message Forums Tucked away in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Arrowhead Lake is a private gated community in the Northeastern Mountains region of Pennsylvania. Loads of recreational amenities and a visitor-friendly attitude set caused Better Homes and Gardens magazine to once name Arrowhead Lake as one of its choice ...
Lake Ariel
(Pennsylvania, USA)
325 Lake Ariel Message Forums For over 150 years people have been making their way to the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania to enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake Ariel. Originally known as Jones Lake or Jones Pond, Lake Ariel is a natural, deep, spring-fed lake with a long rich history as a resort area. In 1803 the ...
Lake Henry
(Pennsylvania, USA)
308 Lake Henry Pictures Lake Henry Message Forums Also known as: Maplewood Lake, Blueberry Lake
Located in Pennsylvania's Northeast Mountains, Lake Henry is one of the better-kept secrets of the Poconos. At 310 acres, the lake is known by at least two other titles, thoroughly confusing those asking for directions. Located near the Village of Maplewood, many call it Maplewood Lake. Some of the ...

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