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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation with over 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and more than 250 million visits per year. Please be careful in and around the water because even strong swimmers drown. Check out this website to find valuable tips and resources that could save your life or the life of someone you care about. 


Aylesworth Creek Lake is a US Army Corps of Engineers dam control project with a drainage area of 6.2 miles. The project was operationally complete in October 1970 with the reservoir extending 4,600 feet upstream.

Location:  The dam is located in Archbald Borough on Aylesworth Creek approximately 1.0 miles above its confluence with the Lackawanna River.

Authorization:  The project was authorized by Flood Control Act of Oct. 23, 1962 (Public Law 87-874) and is described in Senate Document No. 141, 87th Congress, second session.

Facilities:  The recreation area is operated and maintained by Lackawanna County. This 4-acre lake features a beach, picnic area and hiking trails and is located near East Jermyn, in Lackawanna County, about 10 miles upstream from Scranton on US 6.  Recreation is available from June 28 through Labor Day. For more information call 570-342-7711

Click below to view the 50th anniversary virtual tour and video!

Aylesworth Dam's 50th Anniversary


Aylesworth Creek Lake Resources