About This Place
Harveys Lake is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The lake within the town is the largest natural lake by volume contained entirely in Pennsylvania. The lake was named after Benjamin Harvey, who founded the borough in 1781 and was a member of the Sons of Liberty, an eminent colonial-era group that eventually defeated the notion of Great Britain's Stamp Act. The population was 2,888 at the 2000 census.
Harveys Lake is located at 41°21′48″N 76°2′38″W / 41.36333°N 76.04389°W / 41.36333; -76.04389 (41.363335, -76.043989).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.5 km²), of which, 5.3 square miles (13.9 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it (16.17%) is water. The lake has a maxium depth of 100 feet.