Lake Ontelaunee was developed in 1926 to extend and improve the water supply of the City of Reading.  
The spillway section is 543.5 feet long between abutments and 48 feet wide at the base.  
Above the streambed the area of the completed lake is 1,082 acres, and the capacity is 3,580 million gallons.


Route 73 crossing atop dam/spillway


Spillway into stream



Trails and walkways to stream below spillway



Sunrise over the Lake Onelaunee


Activities include hiking, fishing and pic-nicking



Ice Fishing on the Lake

Hiking Trail Along the Lake

Tranquil Afternoon


Additional Parks and Lakes:

View additional information regarding Berks County Parks and Recreation areas as listed and described on the Berks County Official Government website.  Includes photos, descriptions and directions.  Excellent source for park information!


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