Lackawanna State Forest


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Lackawanna Maps

Detailed maps can help you plan your trip. Download the public use map and other trail and recreational activity maps.

 

Lackawanna State Forest is named after the Native American phrase, "a place where the river forks." The forest's 32,000 acres blanket more than a few of the mountains near the confluence of the Susquehanna and Lackawanna rivers, thus its moniker. Tracts are located in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.


Maps of New State Forest Lands
Maps of newly acquired state forest lands in the Lackawanna State Forest are not yet available. We appreciate your patience as we work to develop these maps and make them available to the public.
 
Portions of Lackawanna State Forest Closed
Due to public safety concerns the Avondale portion of the Lackawanna State Forest in Plymouth Township, Luzerne County will be closed to the public for mine reclamation work beginning in April 2015. Public entrances will be posted as closed until the project is complete in the spring of 2016.
 
Don't Move Firewood
To help protect the forest from invasive insects that can kill trees and devastate the ecosystem, please do not transport firewood over long distances. Firewood can harbor insects such as emerald ash borer. Cut or purchase your firewood where you intend to burn it.