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Seven Tubs Recreation Area

Things to Do

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Seven Tubs Nature Area in Plains Township
DLNHC does not manage The Seven Tubs Recreation Area.
For more information, contact the Pinchot State Forest office at 570-945-7133


Update May 2024: The Seven Tubs Recreation Area reopened on 4/5/2024. ​Seven Tubs visitors should expect delays due to a PennDOT bridge replacement project on Route 115 over U.S. 81 in Plains Township, Luzerne County. For more information, visit the Pinchot State Forest Advisory page.

Seven Tubs Recreation Area is a 400-acre site located in Plains Township, within the Pinchot State Forest. The main feature of the area is a stream called Wheelbarrow Run that flows through a ravine where a series of large potholes or “tubs” are gouged out of the underlying bedrock. The cascade of water has attracted visitors to the site for generations. Surrounding Wheelbarrow is a forest composed of plants and animals typical of northeastern Pennsylvania. Hiking trails lead to and around the Tubs area allowing visitors to enjoy the diverse natural life and hilly terrain of the area.

Seven Tubs Recreation Area is accessible by a spur trail for hiking only, no bikes.  No, picnicking, camping or hunting permitted in 7 Tubs


DCNR Pinchot State Forest District Website


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Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (DLNHC) is a nonprofit organization that convenes over 30 local landowners that build and maintain the trail from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol.

Please Note: if there is an obstruction within a trail section the entire trail section will be noted as “obstructed”. Be sure to read the description of each trail section to learn the extent of the obstruction and how it may impact your trip. The information on this map is updated with information provided by landowners. An update will remain posted until the landowner confirms it is no longer relevant.

When on the trail you are in a public space and natural area, and you may encounter a range of wildlife, plants, and people. There are unhoused individuals along sections of the D&L Trail that travel through heavily populated areas. The perception of safety is different for each trail user – please stay alert and plan accordingly for your personal comfort level. For more information visit our Plan Your Trip page.