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

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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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