Monday, July 21, 2014

Lackawanna State Park, North Abington Township, PA

Date of Stay:  Friday July 18 – Monday July 21, 2014 (3 nights)

Rate:  $30/night

Website:  Lackawanna State Park (PA)
   1839 Abington Road (use coordinates 41*55’98” N, 75*71’67” W)
   North Abington Township, PA 18414

Description:  Near Scranton and not too far off I-81, this park is set amongst the trees on Lackawanna Lake.  The roads and sites are paved but in need of updating.  We were in site 23 which had a dip at the road and several bushy limbs that needed trimming before our slides could be extended.  It felt like we were actually in a tree house when we looked out the windows and saw nothing but green leaves.  We had 50A electric but fill up your fresh tank before setting your jacks.  The dump station is a bit small so we didn’t use it since we were on our way to a FHU campground.

Activities:  It was nice to relax under the trees and listen to the sounds of nature.  Travelling with D&T, we shared campfires and I joined them for a hike in the park.  We all took a ride around and stopped at Manning Farm Dairy which makes its own ice cream on site.  We visited an interesting sight in the area, the Tunkhannock Viaduct in Nicholson.  It’s also known as the Nicholson Bridge and is a concrete arch bridge spanning the Tunkhannock Creek.  It was built about one hundred years ago as a project of the Lackawanna Railroad to replace a winding, hilly route.

Trash and Recycle:  Each cg loop has a dumpster at the entrance and a recycle bin at the bathhouse that takes aluminum, metal cans, glass, and plastic bottles.

Lackawanna SP site 23  Site 23
Site 23… yes the MH is hidden in the trees

Lackawanna Lake Dam Tailrace  Lackawanna Lake Dam Tailrace
Spillway of the dam at Lackawanna Lake
Lackawanna Lake  Hiking a ski trail with D&T
Hiking around Lackawanna Lake

Tunkhannock Viaduct in Nicholson PA  Tunkhannock Viaduct in Nicholson PA
Tunkhannock Viaduct in Nicholson

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