Lacawac Sanctuary

About Lacawac Sanctuary

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.


Environmental Educator

May 2022 Lake Ariel, PA
“I enjoyed how I was able to have a direct impact on a wide range of people through educating them about the environment. The variety of work I had to do was engaging and fulfilling, like leading nature hikes, teaching nature camps, and aiding in research. The ability to work outside and connect with nature, all while sharing that passion with others was deeply rewarding. Lacawac Sanctuary offered me an opportunity to make a positive impact, engage with the community, and strengthen my personal relationship with the environment. ”


June 2018 - August 2018 Lake Ariel, PA
“I had the opportunity to help graduate students and visiting professors with their research. ”
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