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Nearby Attractions to Lackawanna State Park

Information about Lackawanna State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

The park is located within North Abington Township and near the borough of Archbald, which was originally known as White Oak Run before being renamed for James Archbald, the first mayor of Carbondale. It is located within the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and is approximately 13 miles from Scranton.

The park is within ten miles of a large metropolitan area that includes the PA Anthracite Heritage Museum, the Steamtown National Historic Site, large shopping malls, universities, and parks.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Lackawanna State Park is close to several state parks, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Archbald Pothole State Park

The 150-acre Archbald Pothole State Park is in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park is named for Archbald Pothole, a geologic feature that formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period, around 15,000 years ago.

The park is popular for hiking and hunting.

Frances Slocum State Park

The 1,035-acre Frances Slocum State Park is located in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County.

The horseshoe shaped, 165-acre lake is popular for boating and fishing, and is a home to many species of birds, fish, and wildlife. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails and the large day use area attract visitors to picnic and explore the forests.

Prompton State Park

Prompton State Park provides boat launching and picnicking facilities to the 290-acre Prompton Lake, which is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Twenty-six miles of hiking trails surround the lake.

Other popular recreational activities include mountain biking, fishing, hunting, and disc golfing.

Tobyhanna State Park

The 5,440-acre Tobyhanna State Park includes the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake. Popular activities on the lake include kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. The park also offers camping, organized group tenting, hunting, hiking, and mountain biking.

Promised Land State Park

The nearly 3,000-acre Promised Land State Park is on the Pocono Plateau, 1,800 feet above sea level.

Popular recreational activities include fishing and boating in two lakes, camping in rustic cabins, hiking trails, orienteering, horseback riding, biking, mountain biking, and swimming.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

State Game Lands 300 is nearby, and provides opportunities for hiking and hunting.

The Wildlands Conservancy owns lands adjoining Lackawanna State Park. Hiking, biking, and picnicking is permitted. The conservancy is dedicated to conserving lands and waters in and around the Tunkhannock Creek watershed for the public benefit now, and for the future.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

Lackawanna State Park is in the Lackawanna Heritage Valley. This heritage area highlights cultural and historical resources.