Moosic Lakes is a private community situated atop picturesque Moosic Mountain in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is the highest elevation in Lackawanna County, at 2,323 feet, and consists of two spring-fed lakes surrounded by beautiful woodlands and natural scenery.
At one time, Moosic Lakes was also known as “Moosic Lake Amusements”, a park that opened at the beginning of the 1900's. This park, which closed in 1925, was home to a merry-go-round, roller coaster, and dance pavilion, in addition to other rides and concessions. Famous entertainers would also perform here. The pavilion, which housed a dining room with stage, remained standing until it burned in 1962. The mountain was also home to a popular boys camp for many years under the sponsorship of the Bishop of Scranton.
Development of Moosic Lakes property for public sale began in 1938, and the Moosic Lakes Club (MLC) was established in 1942. Membership in the MLC is required of all property owners. Because this is a private community, all road and facilities upkeep, snow removal, insurance, etc. are financed solely on annual invoiced dues and assessments as needed. Dues, donations, grants, and assessments also allow for environmental studies and other projects intended for the preservation of the lakes and surrounding properties. For instance, the community was able to construct a new Community Center and enhance the main beach area.
Moosic Lakes is now home to over 200 year-round and seasonal residents. And more than one-half of those MLC members responding to a 2006 survey revealed that they have lived at Moosic Lakes for over 30 years.
This site is a means of providing a variety of information to all residents and property owners with online access. It is not intended as a replacement for any other current methods of community correspondence. It is also our hope that all members who access this site will:
Our enhanced main beach area and Community Center (constructed in 2005-06) offer a variety of beachside services and functions for MLC members in good standing and their guests. In addition to enjoying all the daily amenities offered for a summer day at the beach, the Community Center is also available year-round for private event/activity rental (for members in good standing only).
The Center's large recreation room can be used for multiple functions, e.g., birthdays, graduation, meetings, etc. In addition to 100 chairs, eight 8' and four 6' tables are available for use. Also, twelve rocking chairs have been added to the porch area of the Center, offering a beautiful and relaxing way to enjoy the Big Lake. For rental information, please contact MLC at email@example.com
During the summer months:
Visit the Calendar of Events section for more details and information on any upcoming activities.
Lifeguards: On duty at main beach area of the Community Center every day from 12:00 Noon till 6:00PM, June 16 through August 26, 2012. From August 27 through 31, the hours are 3:00 till 6:00PM. Labor Day weekend days (September 1 through 3, 2012) are each 12:00 Noon till 6:00PM. The last day of lifeguarding is Labor Day.
Recreation Nights: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00PM, June 26 through August 16, 2012.
Softball: Every Sunday throughout summer. 6:00PM in the ball field (corner of Old Lake & Icehouse roads).
Horseshoes: Every Wednesday throughout summer. 6:00PM at the Community Center. Shoes supplied but bring your own cooler.
Community Garden Planning: Moosic Lakes Club is planning a community garden at the ballfield. Any resident interested in participating or volunteering time should contact any officer, director or committee chair. Inquiries can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Officer/Director Meetings: held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at Community Center. Residents welcome to attend at 7:00 pm.
Jefferson Township Monthly Meetings: held at the municipal building on Cortez Road, Mount Cobb, as follows. Call (570) 689-7028 to confirm. Please attend whenever possible, as many decisions made during these meetings affect our community.
Contact MLC at email@example.com for more information or to schedule an event.