Pinecrest Lake, Pennsylvania, USA

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Pinecrest Lake PA visitor and community guide

Nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Pinecrest Lake is a first class private community complete with a championship golf course, a 77-acre lake with a beach and a marina, a tennis complex, a recreation center, 2,200 acres to hike, bike and cross country ski, plus stunning mountain vistas. Considered a vacation destination, visitors can either rent or buy homes which vary in price and size.

Pinecrest Lake is located in the town of Pocono Pines in Monroe County, also home to 277-acre Lake Naomi, a one-mile long private lake with sandy beaches and marinas for its members. Pinecrest Lake has a long history in the Poconos. A vacation hotspot since the early 1900s, it has become a private community featuring everything from three bedroom townhouses to small, modest homes. Developed by leisure-minded professionals, Pinecrest Lake’s goal is to provide not just a quality vacation home community, but also a superior vacation experience. Residents of Pinecrest Lake have full use of the lake, golf course, and surrounding rolling mountains. All homes in the community have large tree lined lots, and spectacular views of the surrounding Pocono Mountains offering four seasons of endless fun and a variety of outdoor adventures.

For water-sport lovers, Pinecrest Lake is a sparkling spring-fed lake with nearly three miles of shoreline, perfect for fishing, swimming, sailing and canoeing. Motorized watercraft are not allowed in order to preserve the peace, tranquility, and water quality of the lake. A white sandy beach, volleyball court and picnic area are a great place for family fun. Anglers will be delighted to find rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee salmon, catfish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie and sunfish in the lake. Fishing is a year round sport with ice fishing being the main draw of the lake in the winter months.

For those who are leery of swimming in lake water, amenities at the Pinecrest Lake community include a gigantic outdoor heated swimming pool with a diving and water slide area, and a separate area for swimming laps or just having fun in the water. For small children, there is a separate wading pool. The pool deck has lots of chaise lounges to relax the day away.

In addition to Pinecrest Lake’s own 18-hole mountain golf course, golfing in the Pocono Mountains is second to none. From late spring through the breathtaking fall, the cool mountain air creates a fantastic environment for golf. Outstanding golf courses can be found throughout the region.

Winter sports enthusiasts will find Pinecrest Lake’s proximity to a number of major ski areas make it the perfect place to get away during the snowy months. State forest land nearby Pinecrest Lake can be used for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.

Being located in the Pocono Mountains, visitors to Pinecrest Lake will find no shortage of outdoor and indoor activities. The word pocono means the “stream between two mountains,” and the region encompasses 2,400 square miles of mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and woodlands all just waiting to be explored. Hiking, biking, camping, fishing, boating and white water rafting opportunities abound. NASCAR Fans will enjoy the Pocono Raceway which has long been recognized as one of NASCAR’s most competitive race tracks. The Pocono Mountains also have several performing art venues, outdoor and indoor concerts, seasonal festivals, museums, outlet stores, and many small to mid-size towns for shopping and dining.

In addition to accommodations at Pinecrest Lake, the Poconos are host to an almost unlimited number of vacation rentals and real estate in the form of resorts, spas, bed and breakfasts, inns, condos, private homes, full service campgrounds, cabins, and cottages. Lodging facilities in the Pocono Mountains are as varied as the mountains themselves.

Located two hours north of Philadelphia and two hours west of New York City, Pinecrest Lake is easily accessible any time of the year. The crystal clear water, rolling mountains, and unlimited outdoor activities make this Pocono Mountain refuge the perfect escape.

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Things to do at Pinecrest Lake PA

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Canoeing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Camping
  • Campground
  • Picnicking
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Waterfall
  • State Forest
  • Museum
  • Shopping

Fish species found at Pinecrest Lake PA

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Brown Trout
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Kokanee Salmon
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Salmon
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Sunfish
  • Trout

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Pinecrest Lake PA statistics & helpful links


Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

Surface Area: 77 acres

Shoreline Length: 3 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 2,032 feet

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