Archbald Pothole State Park is a 150-acre park in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park is named for Archbald Pothole, a geologic feature that formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period, around 15,000 years ago.

The pothole is 38 feet deep and has an elliptical shape. The diameter of the pothole decreases downward. The largest diameter is 42 feet by 24 feet. At the bottom it is 17 feet by 14 feet. The pothole has a volume of about 18,600 cubic feet, so could hold about 140,000 gallons. It would take 35 fire truck tankers to fill the pothole.

The eastern side of the park has undergone strip mine reclamation and has athletic fields in Ed Staback Park.


Archbald Pothole State Park
960 Scranton Carbondale Hwy, Archbald, PA 18403, United States



Contact Details

Phone: (570) 945-3239

Official Website: Archbald Pothole State Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Archbald Pothole State Park:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Archbald Pothole State Park is a must-visit state park in Pennsylvania. Check out other state parks in Pennsylvania here.

Pennsylvania State Parks