• 2Mi. of Shoreline
  • 6Avg. Depth
  • 30Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    Mountains
  • Dam Name
    Big Boulder Dam
  • Year Built
    1957
  • Ownership
    Private
  • Acreage
    175
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Campgrounds
(570) 443-0400
PA-534
White Haven, PA 18661
(570) 443-9191
4585 State St
White Haven, PA 18661
(570) 646-9255
114 Wt Family Blvd
Blakeslee, PA 18610
  • Counties: Carbon County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events (Yes)
  • Sailing clubs (Yes)
  • Interesting facts: Boulder Fields, which is a field full of boulders, is a reminder of the area's glacial history.
  • Known for: Popular skiing area; Mountain fishing;
  • History: Big Boulder Lake was created in 1957 when Big Boulder Dam was made on Grass Lake Creek by Big Boulder Corporation. Big Boulder was made for recreational activities and to supply water for snow-making on a popular near-by ski slope.
  • Landmarks: Jack Frost Ski Resort; Split Rock Resort; Boulder Fields
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are not allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- No gas powered boats allowed, only electronic. (See http://www.boulderlakeclub.com/boating-fishing/)
  • Dock restrictions (No).
Hospitals
(570) 722-2125
2565 PA-903
Albrightsville, PA 18210
Airports
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
100 Terminal Road Avoca, PA 18641
37 miles away
Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport
188 Airport Drive Tobyhanna, PA 18466
20 miles away
About Big Boulder Lake
Carbon County, Pennsylvania

Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, just minutes from I-80, Big Boulder Lake is a 175-acre lake in Kidder Township, Pennsylvania. The lake reaches depths of 30 feet with average depths of six feet.

Big Boulder Lake has two miles of shoreline and is surrounded by the Lake Harmony community.

Plenty of Family Activities

Boulder Lake features many recreational activities for both residents and visitors to enjoy. The lake is abundant with popular sports fish such as bass, crappie, and trout.

Family fun can be found by enjoying the lake's parks and mountains. Boating, swimming, canoeing, and skiing are also enjoyed by many on the water.

Visit Scranton

Being so close to Scranton allows residents to explore a historic location and also the setting of NBC’s "The Office."

Fans of the iconic TV show can take pictures in front of the Dwight Schrute mural on Capouse Avenue.

The Steamtown National Historic Site is a small museum all about steam engines and their contribution to America’s economy in the 19th century. The guided tour starts with a short film and then leads you through various exhibits with detailed information on the locomotives.

For outdoor fun, visit the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. This trail is part of a 70-mile multi-purpose trail system following the Lackawanna River. The beautiful trails are perfect for hiking, biking, and walking!

Visit Allentown

Whether you're looking for family fun or a night out on the town in the third-largest city in Pennsylvania, Allentown has plenty of adventures.

The city has many museums, historic sites, and arts organizations for cultural or educational experiences. Popular sites include Allentown Rose Gardens, America On Wheels Museum, Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown Art Museum, and Liberty Bell Museum.

When it comes to food and drinks, Allentown has something to satisfy every craving. Highly rated options include Henry's Salt of the Sea, Bolete Restaurant and Inn, Wert's Cafe, Grille 3501, and Starlite Cafe Diner.

Residents and visitors alike can take advantage of the many big events held here like The Great Allentown Fair, Lights in the Parkway, Allentown Beer Fest, and more.

Big Boulder Lake: Lake Life and City Life

Come to Big Boulder Lake to enjoy lake living at its finest, all while being just minutes away from multiple cities.