River Access Points

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New River Access Sites

The Lackawanna River Conservation Association welcomes you to ENJOY the Lackawanna River with two NEW River Recreation Access sites in SCRANTON at Sweeney’s Beach and at Parker Street Landing. Both sites provide parking and walking paths down to the River shoreline for paddle sport and fishing access. The pathways at both sites provide access to gravel bars that offer safe and easy launch and withdrawal for canoes, kayaks, and other paddle craft.


SWEENEY’S BEACH is located adjacent to 40 Poplar Street along the east bank of the Lackawanna River in the Pine Brook Neighborhood. Turn West on Poplar Street from Wyoming Avenue near Scranton Prep, follow Poplar Street to the River and turn left. Follow the gravel driveway immediately along the river bank for 800 feet to the Sweeney’s Beach parking lot. (Google Map: 40 Poplar Street Scranton PA 18509) 


PARKER STREET LANDING is located adjacent to the East Parker Street Bridge in North Scranton. Follow North Main Avenue to the Traffic Signal at Parker Street. Turn East on East Parker Street for one block, then cross the railroad tracks and the East Parker Street Bridge. Once across the bridge, take the first left turn into the Parker Street Landing parking lot. Follow the gravel and woodchip pathway to the River. (Google Map: 12 E. Parker Street Scranton PA 18508)

More River Access Points

There are multiple access points along the River in Scranton, Dunmore, Duryea, Old Forge, Moosic, Taylor, Throop, Dickson City, Blakely, Olyphant, Peckville, Winton, Archbald, Jermyn, Mayfield, Carbondale, and Simpson.