Wawaka Lake

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Wawaka Lake in July 2007.
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Wawaka Lake
Location of Wawaka Lake within New York State
Location Delaware County, New York
Coordinates 42°12′42″N74°35′46″W / 42.21167°N 74.59611°W / 42.21167; -74.59611 Coordinates: 42°12′42″N74°35′46″W / 42.21167°N 74.59611°W / 42.21167; -74.59611
Primary inflows East Branch Delaware River
Primary outflows East Branch Delaware River
Surface elevation 1,404 feet (428 m) [1]
Settlements Halcottsville,

Wawaka Lake is a small lake by Halcottsville in Delaware County, New York. It is located north-northeast of Margaretville. The East Branch Delaware River flows through the lake.

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Halcottsville, New York Hamlet in New York, United States

Halcottsville is a hamlet in the town of Middletown, Delaware County, New York, United States, on the south shore of Wawaka Lake. It was named for John Halcott (1758-1831), a Revolutionary War soldier from Delaware County. He resided with his son Thomas in Halcottsville until his demise. Halcottsville is located on the East Branch Delaware River and New York State Route 30 5.6 miles (9.0 km) northeast of Margaretville. Halcottsville has a post office with ZIP code 12438. The hamlet has a stop on the excursion Delaware & Ulster Railroad which originates in nearby Arkville and extends north to the village of Roxbury.

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