Lake Winola

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For the community named Lake Winola, see Lake Winola, Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 41°31′00″N 75°49′59″W / 41.51667°N 75.83306°W / 41.51667; -75.83306
Lake Winola
Overfield Township, PA

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Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wyoming
Elevation 1,283 ft (391.1 m)
Coordinates 41°31′00″N 75°49′59″W / 41.51667°N 75.83306°W / 41.51667; -75.83306
Area 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
 - land 1.5 sq mi (4 km2)
 - water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 16.67%
Population 748 (2010 [1])
Density 168.3 / sq mi (65 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18625
Area code 570
Location of Lake Winola in Pennsylvania

Lake Winola is a public, 185-acre glacial lake located in Overfield Township, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. The lake is composed of an eastern and western basin, separated by a peninsula entering the lake from north to south. The Lake is managed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and operates a public boat launch located along the southeast corner of the lake. The Scranton Canoe Club, a members only club, is located on Point Road (peninsula) and offers a nine hole golf course and lakeside dining.

History[edit]

The Scranton, Montrose and Binghamton Railroad, also known as the Northern Electric trolley line, built a branchline from Factoryville to Lake Winola which opened in May, 1908. It purchased 50 acres of lakefront property on which it built a dance pavilion and a small amusement park. It also operated a small steamboat on the lake. It cost 45 cents each way from Scranton to the lake. This solidified the lake as a popular destination for local residents in the summers. The trolley line was in operation until 1926, when it was replaced with bus service operated by the Northern Electric. [2]

Lake Winola was a childhood vacation spot for Hillary Rodham Clinton and her family.

Geography[edit]

Lake Winola covers 185 surface acres with an average depth of 33.7 feet (10.3 m) and a maximum depth of 69.8 feet (21.3 m) in the center of the western cove. The lake bottom is steeply sloped moving from the shoreline to the open waters and composed of an average 4 feet of sediment. The thickest amount of sediment (21 feet) has been deposited in the southeastern section of the lake. The lake bottom also yields eight different types of aquatic vegetation. The dominant species is the Broad Leaf Pondweed while two invasive exotic plant species, the Eurasian Watermill Foil and Curly-Leaved Pondweed, are also present.

North East Cove

Surrounding communities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  2. ^ Flanagan, Thomas F. Northern Electric Railway. Ben Rohrbeck Traction Publications, 1980.

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