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Lake Carey

Life Is Better at the Lake


With a rich history and over 180 scenic acres of pristine water, Lake Carey remains one of Tunkhannock’s most beautiful destinations.

Once the Montrose Railroad Company began service to Lake Carey in 1874, life at the lake took off. Large crowds began flocking to the lake for its pretty views and charming cottages. Since then, the lake’s community has continued to grow. In 1998, one of the worst tornados in NEPA history tore through Lake Carey, leaving the area completely devastated. However, the F3 tornado was no match for the people of Lake Carey. The community came together to restore what once was. Today, the lake is as beautiful and lively as ever.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway or just a fun day on the lake, Lake Carey offers it all. Most of the land surrounding the lake is home to full-time residents and summer cottages, but visitors are welcome to stay at the lake through vacation rentals. Whether you opt for a quaint, hidden cottage or a large log cabin, there are plenty of options to choose from. Take in lakeside views of gliding jet skis and happy swimmers, and join in on all the fun.



Fishing is one of the most popular pastimes at the lake. In the early 80s, the Lake Carey Sportsmen’s Club began stocking the lake with walleye. Every fall since the club has released hundreds of fingerlings into the water. Walleyes aren’t the only fish you can expect to catch. Large and smallmouth bass, perch, pickerel and bullhead are present in good numbers.  Visitors are welcome to use the public boat launch at Frank’s Marina on Marina Drive for a small fee.

We visited Lake Carey and captured its beauty. Check out the video.



Courtney Snyder

About the Photographer

Courtney Snyder

Originally from Williamsport, Courtney is a 2019 Marywood grad. She enjoys discovering the often-overlooked beauty of NEPA, making clean Jeeps dirty, and cuddling with her chunky cat, Marley.

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