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Leaser Lake Park, New Tripoli

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Leaser Lake is a man made lake located near Allentown in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The lake is owned by the Commonwealth and managed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).
The lake was built for recreational use and opened to the public in 1971. It is the only lake in Lehigh County. The lake is part of a 540 acre park which is owned in part by the PFBC and in part by Lehigh County.
The lake covers 117 acres and is 45 feet deep. The lake is created by dam located on Jacksonville Branch of the Ontelaunee Creek which is a tributary of Maiden Creek. The dam consists of an earth embankment on the approximately 430 feet long by 53 feet high and a top of dam is 24 feet wide.
The lake is named after American patriot Frederick Leaser. During the Revolutionary War in September 1777, the Liberty Bell was transported from Philadelphia to Allentown to protect it form the British. While in route, the wagon carrying the bell broke down and the bell was then transferred to Frederick Leaser's wagon to complete the journey to Zion Reform Church in Allentown. Leaser's home was in what is now known as Lynn Township.
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  • I stayed here in August 2020. I was nervous about going to a B&B because of Covid, but Diane and Mark made me feel comfortable and safe. Lovely place. I enjoyed my stay.  more »
  • My son Grayden and I love this lake. We are abid kayak fisherman. the launch is great for my old knees. After sitting for hours on the water it's a welcome friend for standing up. We were there today....  more »
  • It's a nice lake. The kayak boat launch is awesome! With the parking lots and grounds are very well maintained! The bathrooms were pretty filthy! We were there on a Monday afternoon and it looked like they hadn't been cleaned in days dried urine on the seats and puddles on the floor, people can be pigs I understand but it should be maintained at least a couple of times a day
  • Beautiful and very clean state park with great trails. Lake was very clear. People there were friendly and courteous. Plenty of parking in different areas around the lake.

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