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The Francis E. Walter Dam is an embankment dam located in Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, U.S. Constructed in 1961 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, it spans the Lehigh River at its confluence with the tributary Bear Creek, creating the Francis E. Walter Reservoir. Although the dam was originally constructed for flood management, its reservoir has since become a popular recreational area for fishing, kayaking, and boating. Its original name was Bear Creek Dam, but was renamed for local United States Representative Francis E. Walter in 1963.To visit Francis E. Walter Dam and get the most from your holiday in White Haven, create itinerary details personal to you using our White Haven travel planner.
Francis E. Walter Dam reviews
Went to see the dam for view, it was very cold and windy. We will go back in the spring to picnic and hike. Beautiful area.
Went to see the dam for view, it was very cold and windy. We will go back in the spring to picnic and hike. Beautiful area. more »
Went there last week with the family, all adults. We had 4 kayaks and 1 tandem kayak. the water is very calm and clean. There is a ramp for you to drop your kayaks and a small parking area. It...
Went there last week with the family, all adults. We had 4 kayaks and 1 tandem kayak. the water is very calm and clean. There is a ramp for you to drop your kayaks and a small parking area. It... more »
Came here on a whim, and was not dissapointed. There can be a lot to do here on a summer day. I came on a mild / colder day and witnessed the dam water table about halfway drained. It was neat to explore, though I would like to explore more when it is lower. Plenty of picnic tables and parking spaces, and seems to be a spot for local fishing. Ill have to try catfishing here in the summer time, while camping somewhere nearby. Check it out, I dont think many would be disappointed.
Awesome place to put your kayaks on the water, so much room to explore and so many nice views to see.
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