State & Local Parks

  1. Christy Mathewson Park
    Christy Mathewson Park
    Behind Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, College Avenue, Factoryville
    Wyoming County

    570-945-7484

    Christy Mathewson Park is located behind the Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center. Park in the school parking lot and walk across pedestrian bridge into this lovely park. The park features a baseball field, walking trail, basketball courts, outdoor classroom, concession stand, bathroom facilities, and...

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  2. Clifford Twp. Park
    Clifford Twp. Park
    119 Cemetery St., Clifford
    Susquehanna County

    570-222-9364

    The Clifford Township Park has a flat walking trail through the park and woods, a playground, fields, and a children's garden.

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  3. Lazy Brook Park
    Lazy Brook Park
    Route 6 East, Tunkhannock
    Wyoming County

    (570) 836-3934

    LazyBrook Park is a gorgeous park with plenty of shade, creek, totem poles, world class wood carvings, asphalt driveway, beautiful landscaped walking trails, and much more!

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  4. Loyalsock State Forest
    Loyalsock State Forest
    6735 Route 220, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, Dushore
    Sullivan County

    570-946-4049

    Recreational opportunities in the forest include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, hiking, hunting and fishing. In addition to many shorter local trails, 33 miles of the Loyalsock Trail travel through this forest.

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  5. Ricketts Glen State Park
    Ricketts Glen State Park
    State Route 487, 3.5-miles north of Red Rock, Benton
    Sullivan County

    (570) 477-5675

    Ricketts Glen State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 13,050 acres (5,280 ha) in Columbia, Luzerne, and Sullivan counties in Pennsylvania in the United States. Ricketts Glen is a National Natural Landmark known for its old-growth forest and 24 named waterfalls along Kitchen Creek, which flows down...

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  6. Riverside Park
    Riverside Park
    Off Route 29 South, along the Susquehanna River, Tunkhannock
    Wyoming County

    (570) 836-1548

    A beautiful family park along the Susquehanna River in Wyoming County.

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  7. Salt Springs State Park
    Salt Springs State Park
    Silver Creek Road, just off Route 29, six-miles north of Montrose, Franklin Forks
    Susquehanna County

    (570) 967-7275

    Eight hundred forty-two of the most beautiful acres in Susquehanna County make up Salt Springs Park.

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  8. State Game Lands
    State Game Lands

    #12 #13 #35 #36 #57 #66 #219 #289: biking, horseback riding; #12 #13 #35 #37: snowmobiling.

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  9. Worlds End State Park
    Worlds End State Park
    Route 154, 82 Cabin Bridge Rd., Forksville
    Sullivan County

    (570) 924-3287

    Worlds End State Park is situated in a narrow S-shaped valley of the Loyalsock Creek, just south of Forksville, Sullivan County.

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State Forest

  1. Loyalsock State Forest
    Loyalsock State Forest
    6735 Route 220, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, Dushore
    Sullivan County

    (570) 946-4049

    Recreational opportunities in the forest include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, hiking, hunting and fishing. In addition to many shorter local trails, 33 miles of the Loyalsock Trail travel through this forest.

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State Game Lands

  1. State Game Lands #13
    State Game Lands #13
    State Game Lands Number 13, Benton
    Sullivan County

    State Game Land 13 (SGL 13) consists of 49,528.72 acres. Located in the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Northeast Region, covering parts of Sullivan and Columbia Counties it is the largest state game lands in the state.

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  2. State Game Lands #140
    State Game Lands #140
    State Game Lands No 140, Middletown
    Susquehanna County

    State Game Land 140 is in rural northwestern Susquehanna County in Apolacon and Middletown Townships within the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Northeast Region (Wildlife Management Unit 3C).

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  3. State Game Lands #175
    State Game Lands #175
    State Game Lands Number 175, New Milford
    Susquehanna County

    State Game Lands No. 175, consists of 736 acres, located in Susquehanna County northwest of New Milford.

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  4. State Game Lands #236
    State Game Lands #236
    State Game Lands Number 236, Ararat
    Susquehanna County

    State Game Lands (SGL) 236 has 2010 acres and is located in Ararat and Herrick Townships, Susquehanna County. Four separate tracts make up the Game Lands.

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  5. State Game Lands #35
    State Game Lands #35
    State Game Lands Number 35,
    Susquehanna County

    State Game Lands No. 35, is located in Susquehanna County, contains 7772 acres. Its terrain is mountainous and wooded. It has excellent deer and turkey hunting, with grouse, rabbits and squirrels in good supply.

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  6. State Game Lands #57
    State Game Lands #57
    State Game Lands Number 57,

    State Game Lands No. 57, comprising 45,986 acres, is located in Woming and Luzern Counties. The terrain is rollilng to very steep and forested. The primary game species are deer, turkey, bear, snowshoe hare and ruffed grouse.

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  7. State Game Lands #66
    State Game Lands #66
    State Game Lands Number 66, Dushore
    Sullivan County

    SGL 66 is located in the Pennsylvania Game Commission's (PGC) Northeast Region. It lies within Cherry and Colley Townships in Sullivan County and Forkston Township in Wyoming County. The Game Lands are approximately 5 miles east of the borough of Dushore, and 3 miles northeast of the village of Lopez...

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  8. State Game Lands #70
    State Game Lands #70
    State Game Lands Number 70,
    Susquehanna County

    State Game Lands No. 70, comprising 6,363 acres, is located in Wayne and Susquehanna Counties bordering the New York-Pennsylvania state line. The terrain is rollilng and forested hills. The most prevalent game species are deer, bear, turkey and grouse.

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Nature Preserves, Conservancies

  1. Endless Mountains Nature Center
    Endless Mountains Nature Center
    1309 Vosburg Rd., Tunkhannock
    Wyoming County

    570-836-3835

    Naturalist-led programs for adults, families, and youth. Live animal presentations, nature festivals, and day camp. Over 11 miles of trails.

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  2. Florence Shelly Preserve
    Florence Shelly Preserve
    Route 171, Thompson
    Susquehanna County

    570-727-3362

    Just one mile north of tiny Thompson Borough on Route 171 in rural Susquehanna County, the 357-acre Florence Shelly Preserve boasts fields, woodlands, a stream, and a glacial pond surrounded by a floating bog. 2 1/2 miles of trail.

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  3. Howland Preserve
    Howland Preserve
    Vosburg Road, off Route 6, Tunkhannock
    Wyoming County

    570-696-5545

    669-acre property which features include almost two miles of riparian forest along the Susquehanna River, mature conifer plantations, and mixed forests.

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  4. Little Rocky Glen Preserve - Countryside Conservancy
    Little Rocky Glen Preserve - Countryside Conservancy
    Lithia Valley Road, Between Tunkhannock and Factoryville
    Wyoming County

    Little Rocky Glen: acquired in 2004. A 26-acre property containing a spectacular sandstone gorge on the South Branch of the Tunkhannock Creek in Clinton Township, Wyoming County. Steep hemlock-clad slopes rise to either side of the gorge. This has historically been a popular fishing and picnicking spot...

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  5. Woodbourne Forest & Wildlife Preserve
    Woodbourne Forest & Wildlife Preserve
    Route 29, Springville
    Susquehanna County

    570-945-5141

    About a mile north of Dimock is the Woodbourne Forest, a sylvan gem owned by the Nature Conservancy, which received the property via a donation by Francis R. Cope, Jr. The sanctuary contains a variety of habitats, including open fields, wetlands, and old-growth forest.

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