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Archibald Pothole State Park

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It was interesting, but the walking paths around the area are not kept up. We found trash on the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Madisonville, PA
Could be better

This place could be a wonderful destination but it hasn't been kept well and it is a meeting spot... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Jessup, Pennsylvania
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  • Average44%
  • Poor28%
  • Terrible0%
18 Aug 2018
30 May 2018
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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861 Scranton Carbondale Hwy, Dalton, PA 18403-1020
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

It was interesting, but the walking paths around the area are not kept up. We found trash on the paths.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joggergirl
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Prehistoric ; glacier remnant off the ice age ; itn lasted all this time , only to be neglected and not maintained ; for a state park..................SAD!!!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rcbyronlighthouses9
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This place could be a wonderful destination but it hasn't been kept well and it is a meeting spot for adults who sometimes engage in lewd acts in public. I wouldn't take a child there.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kudu40
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The pothole does show one just how super long term dripping of glacial water can erode soil and rock. The pothole itself is interesting but it's poorly maintained. It's in a very wooded area so there's lots of natural branch and leaf accumulation down inside....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank FloridaMJZ
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A hole in the ground, literally. You can see it all in five minutes. Nothing for kids to do. If it's not out of your way then stop by. Not worth a long drive.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank acnjcop
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The Archbald Pothole State Park is small and a visitor can see it all in about 10 minutes. It is a unique geological phenomena.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Kudu40
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was a surprise to see. Archbald Pothole was formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period. Discovered by Patrick Mahon. To imagine that 13,000 years ago, this "pothole" was created, it's pretty darn cool! Please note that there is fencing around it, so it's safe for...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank AnnieP2016
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Pretty little park but there is literally nothing more than a parking lot and a pothole. The pothole is a great geological treasure but is usually filled with leaves.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank TravelingMom876
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had to see what this park was so hubby and I drove in. Its a big hole in the ground splattered with trash. Not sure what happened there to attract area tourism??

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Hockeymomgg
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

It's a pothole. A rather large, naturally occurring pothole. It's actually pretty cool to look down inside and see life continuing on the inside. There is a fence all the way around. We spent 10 minutes here. We came, we saw. Now, it looks like...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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9 May 2017|
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Response from acnjcop | Reviewed this property |
I didn't write the original review, they would have spelled it, not me. And I don't see a mention of Dalton in my review? There is still really not anything worth stopping for. Sorry.