Archbald Pothole State Park

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Archbald Pothole State Park


Location:9 miles north of Scranton, off I-81, in northeast Pennsylvania.
Facilities:Hiking trail.
Activities:Hiking, hunting.
Special Features:Park contains what is believed to be the world's largest glacial pothole--38 feet deep and 42 feet across--which formed during the Wisconsin Ice Age more than 15,000 years ago. It has a volume of 18,600 cubic feet, so could hold about 140,000 gallons.
Address:c/o Lackawanna State Park
Dalton, PA 18414

Phone:570-945-3239
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/archbaldpothole.asp
Size: 150 acres.

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Other state parks within the complex are: Prompton, 972 acres, Wayne County; Archbald Pothole, 153 acres, Lackawanna County; and Salt Spring, 400 acres, Susquehanna County.
July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today announced that volunteers removed nearly 11 tons of debris and tires from illegal dumpsites in Archbald Pothole State Park, Lackawanna County, as part of the state's Forest Lands Beautification Program.
April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today issued a call for volunteers to help clean up illegal dumpsites in Archbald Pothole State Park, Lackawanna County, Saturday, April 26, as part of Pennsylvania's Forest Lands Beautification Program.
at the Archbald Pothole State Park parking lot, located six miles east of I-81 on Business Route 6.
Archbald Pothole State Park, Lackawanna County This park is named for an interesting geologic feature which formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period ~15,000 years ago.
20 /PRNewswire/ -- The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is seeking public comment on Natural Resource Management plans for Lackawanna and Archbald Pothole state parks in Lackawanna County.
We encourage Pennsylvanians, especially visitors to our parks, to help review this resource-management proposal for Lackawanna and Archbald Pothole state parks," Bureau of State Parks Director Roger P.
A plan to combat littering at the 153-acre Archbald Pothole State Park also will be unveiled at the resource-management planning session.
The draft resource-management plans for Lackawanna and Archbald Pothole state parks discuss how their natural resources will be managed.
East of Lackawanna, Archbald Pothole State Park exhibits the world's largest glacial pothole carved from the earth as giant glaciers receded during the last ice age.