Wallenpaupack Creek

Wallenpaupack Creek is a 30.0-mile-long (48.3 km)[1] tributary of the Lackawaxen River in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania in the United States.[2]

Wallenpaupack is from the Unami language and has been interpreted as "deep, dead water" or "the stream of swift and slow water."[2]

Approximately 13 miles (21 km) of the lower Wallenpaupack Creek lies buried beneath Lake Wallenpaupack, a reservoir created when the utility PPL Corporation (PP&L) dammed the creek in 1926 as a water supply for a 44-megawatt hydroelectric power plant.[2] The dividing line between the lake and the creek is the Ledgedale Road bridge. See map.[3]

East Branch Wallenpaupack CreekEdit

The 5.2-mile-long (8.4 km)[1] East Branch joins the main branch at the community of Greentown in Pike County.[2]

The tributary Bridge Creek joins the East Branch approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) before the latter joins the main branch.[2]

West Branch Wallenpaupack CreekEdit

The 15.0-mile-long (24.1 km)[1] West Branch joins the main branch several miles downstream of the East Branch, approximately midway between Interstate 84 and Ledgedale Road SR4001.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ a b c d e f Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6
  3. ^ Boating Guide Map Pennsylvania Power & Light

Coordinates: 41°14′40″N 75°21′02″W / 41.244349°N 75.350542°W / 41.244349; -75.350542