Lacawac Sanctuary is a nature center, environmental education center and biological field station located on 550 acres just on the Shore of Lake Wallenpaupack in the Northern Poconos. With its mission of Research Education and Preservation, Lacawac maintains its property as a nature preserve, field station and environmental education center to provide research opportunities for colleges and universities, educational programs for PreK-12 students and seasonal recreational and wellness programs for community members of all ages.
Visitors to Lacawac are sure to enjoy over 8 miles of hiking trails. Lacawac's facilities include an a visitor center, program space, laboratories, and overnight accommodations.
The most notable feature of Lacawac Sanctuary is Lake Lacawac - a 52 acre glacial lake preserved in almost pristine condition (totally free from development or encroachment). The Lake was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1966.
Lacawac features a natural boreal bog, the Wallenpaupack Ledges Natural Area, Partner Ridge, a native plants garden, demonstration forest/deer exclosure plots, and six public hiking trails.
At the heart of the Sanctuary is the National Historic Registered “Adirondack Great Camp” complex constructed in 1903 as summer residence and hunting lodge.