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Archbald Pothole State Park

Archbald Pothole State Park

Archbald Pothole State Park

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Archbald Pothole State Park is a 150-acre park 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 pothole is 38 feet deep and has an elliptical shape. The diameter of the pothole decreases downward. The largest diameter is 42 feet by 24 feet. At the bottom, it is 17 feet by 14 feet. The pothole has a volume of about 18,600 cubic feet, so it could hold about 140,000 gallons. It would take 35 fire truck tankers to fill the pothole.

Archbald Pothole State Park is pet-friendly. The park closes on the third Saturday of November and reopens on the second Friday of April. Day-use areas close at dusk. Contact the Lackawanna State Park office for facility seasons and hours.


During established seasons, more than 100 acres are open to:

  • Limited hunting
  • Trapping
  • Training of dogs


Common game species are:

  • Deer
  • Squirrel
  • Turkey


The park is easily reached from I81 Take exit 191A to US 6 East towards Carbondale. The park is six miles on the right. There is hiking at Archbald Pothole Park.


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  • Minutes to Airport: 26
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