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Lackawanna State Park


Get back to nature at Lackawanna State Park—an excellent place to spend a fun-filled day with family and friends. Located just 10 miles north of Scranton, PA, and open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset, the 1,445-acre park has plenty of activities to keep visitors entertained.


You can start by exploring the scenic hiking & mountain biking trails that wind through the lush forests, hills, and fields, and offer breathtaking views of the lake. Lackawanna Lake is perfect for kayaking, fishing, and boating and is accessible by three boat launches. You can rent a canoe or kayak or bring your own and paddle across the crystal-clear waters while spotting the wildlife along the shoreline.




Plenty of campsites are available for those who love camping, including rentable cottages and yurts. Additionally, the park has picnic areas, playgrounds, and a disc golf course that will keep everyone entertained.


Lackawanna State Park is an excellent destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in nature. If you're looking for a more relaxing experience, take a stroll around the park, enjoy the stunning views, and watch the sunset over the lake.


Whether you kick back and relax or pursue something adventurous, you'll surely hear the call of the wild.



Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, from sunrise to sunset. Day-use areas close at dusk. The park office is open for specific hours. The pool, overnight areas, and other areas are open during specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

Activities and Amenities

  • Boating, canoeing, kayaking & other water sports
  • Fishing and Ice Fishing
  • Hiking and Mountain Biking
  • Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing
  • Sleigh Riding and Ice Skating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Camping
  • Cottages and Yurts Available for Rental
  • Picnic Areas with Grills
  • Pavilions Available for Event Rental
  • Swimming Pool and Splash Zone
  • Pet-Friendly




GPS DD: Lat. 41.55887 Long. -75.70555

The park is easily reached from I-81. Visitors via I-81 should take Exit 199 and travel three miles west on PA 524.

Visitors coming via U.S. routes 6 and 11 should take PA 107 east about three miles to PA 407, then south.

PARKING: There are various parking lots within the park.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION: A two-plug, electric-vehicle charging station is available for public use in the amphitheater. Please move to another parking space once your vehicle has been charged.


We recommend confirming operating hours and getting up-to-date info directly with the park prior to your visit.



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