Lackawanna State Park has something to offer every outdoor recreation taste. It offers a shady campground, two organized group sites, a wonderful swimming beach at the lake, over 300 open sky picnic tables, both cold and warm water fishing and more than 5 miles of hiking trails -- some of which are offered as equestrian and cross-country skiing trails. Ice skating is enjoyed in the winter along with ice fishing.
Environmental education programming is available year-round at Lackawanna State Park. The Bureau of State Parks seeks to advance environmental literacy, stewardship and civic responsibility through environmental education. The environmental education specialist provides formal and non-formal educational services to schools, communities and park visitors.
Over 500 acres are open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs, with the exception of: 1) hunting of woodchucks also known as groundhogs is prohibited and 2) dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day to March 31 in designated hunting areas. Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations are in effect for all activities in the park. The various types of terrain and both large fields and wooded areas are ideal game areas. Common game species are ring-necked pheasant, ruffed grouse, turkey, rabbit and white-tailed deer.