1,445 acres of stunning Pocono wilderness is waiting to be explored. The rolling hills, fresh air, and stunning mountain views are all within reach at Lackawanna State Park. The park is home to so many incredible opportunities for adventure, that mapping out the perfect day can seem like an impossible mountain to climb. Luckily, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to all of the best things to do in the park so that you can focus on the fun without having to worry about doing any of the research! For additional information all of the best things to do in the Poconos, our complimentary Vacation Guide is an excellent resource. Full of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and seasonal events, our guide is your passport to the Poconos!
Start Planning Your Lackawanna State Park Adventure
One of the most popular Lackawanna State Park activities in the warmer parts of the year is swimming! Although swimming in the lake is prohibited, the park is home to a public pool that officially opens on Memorial Day weekend. The pools hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and features disability access! For more information, check out the state park’s webisite or call the park office at 570-945-3239.
18 miles of trails wind their way through Lackawanna Park’s terrain, mapping the way for anyone that’s up for a little adventure. Work your way through the forest and across streams as you enjoy the view from the shores of Lackawanna Lake. Pack a lunch and get walking!
If you don’t want to eat on the trail, there are plenty of great spots to stop for a snack in the park.
Sit lakeside and enjoy your lunch in one of the well-maintained picnic areas. These designated areas feature state-of-the-art restrooms, picnic tables, and even grills for cooking out!
Fishing at Lackawanna State Park is an incredible activity year round. Ice fishing is popular in the winter and, in the summer, fishing is great from the park’s ADA-accessible fishing pier. The 198-acre lake is home to trout, walleye, largemouth bass, and many more species of fish! Learn more about regulations and safety concerns at the park’s fishing website!
Lackawanna State Park is open every day from dawn to dusk. Visitors can easily reach the park from I-81 by taking exit 199. From there the park is just three miles west on PA 524. The address is 1839 N Abington Rd, North Abington Township, PA.
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