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District: 11
Address: RR #1, Box 230
City, State Zip: Dalton, PA 18414
Contact Info: 570-945-7133
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Forest Description

Lackawanna State Forest is named after the Native American phrase, "a place where the river forks." The forest's 27,345 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.

Wild and Natural Areas ( 2 )

  • Natural Area
    Spruce Swamp Natural Area
    This site located on the Thornhurst tract is noted for its glacial bog where native spruce, balsam fir, and tamarack are found. Labrador Tea and Bog Roseary, not commonly found in Pennsylvania, also grow here. Surrounding the bog and acting as a buffer is a typical hardwood forest interspersed with hemlock and assorted pines.
  • Natural Area
    Spruce Swamp Natural Area
    This 87-acre site located on the Thornhurst tract is noted for its glacial bog where native spruce, balsam fir, and tamarack are found. Labrador Tea and Bog Roseary, not commonly found in Pennsylvania, also grow here. Surrounding the bog and acting as a buffer is a typical hardwood forest interspersed with hemlock and assorted pines.

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