• Ownership
      Public
    • Acreage
      39
    Golf Courses
    (570) 868-4653
    260 Country Club Dr
    Mountain Top, PA 18707
    (570) 925-2040
    5 Shannon Hill Rd
    Benton, PA 17814
    (570) 472-3870
    310 Buck Blvd
    White Haven , PA 18611
    • Counties: Luzerne County
    • Boating restrictions (Yes).
    Airports
    About North Lake
    Located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

    North Lake is a 39-acre lake located in Ross Township (Luzerne County), Pennsylvania. Scranton is 36 miles northeast, and Philadelphia is 129 miles southeast.

    The closest location for urgent care is Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, 18 miles southeast in Wilkes-Barre. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport is only 28 miles northeast in Avoca.

    Life on the Water

    North Lake offers many activities to keep residents busy, such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, or cruising on your boat! Before you head out on the water, make sure to grab a rod and reel. Anglers can expect largemouth bass, grass carp, crappie, bluegill, and bullhead catfish.

    Things to Do Around North Lake

    Ricketts Glen State Park spans 13,193-acres, offering several hiking trails, waterfalls, and even a lake for kayaking and fishing. If you’re looking for somewhere to soak in natural Pennsylvanian beauty, this is the spot for you!

    Surrounding North Lake is a multitude of State Game Lands. Managed by the state DNR, these plots of land are a dedicated space for legal hunting and trapping. During off-seasons, they also double as beautiful tracts of land to hike! The closest is State Game Lands 13.

    After a day exploring the area, grab a bite to eat at one of the locals’ favorite restaurants like The Crooked Creek, Trail’s End, or Rich and Charlotte’s.

    Visit Scranton

    Scranton is a city situated in northeast Pennsylvania. This place makes for a great day trip, where you can learn more about the Industrial Revolution and enjoy some great food.

    Scranton is nicknamed The Electric City. It received this name from the revolution of electric lights that began at the Dickson Manufacturing Company in 1880. The city then was the first place in the country to have electric-powered streetcars.

    The Steamtown National Historic Site is a free-to-enter park that catalogs the role steam engines and its workers who maintained them played in the American Industrial Revolution. This family-friendly site has an activity everyone will enjoy.

    The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum is another excellent place to learn about the Industrial Revolution. Here, the focus is Pennsylvania's main export: coal. The museum narrates the ups and downs of workers and companies during this time.

    After a long day of fun in Scranton, try one of its many highly-rated eateries. Cooper's Seafood House, Backyard Ale House, Viewmont Diner, and Ipanema Grille are a selection of the diverse options available.

    For the Lover of Nature

    For those who love to surround themselves with the great outdoors, you've found the perfect match in North Lake!