Driving Directions to Soccer Fields

If using GPS, please enter this address:

Luzerne County Recreation Department
2009 Wyoming Avenue
Forty Fort, PA 18704

The field entrance is 200 yards south of this address.  Turn off of Wyoming Avenue onto Camryn Way – between the Police Training Academy (brick building) and the orange and white airport hangar buildings.

Fields 16-29

Luzerne County Park / J. Charles Fields

Wilkes Barre, PA

From Interstate 81 in PA, Exit onto Route 309 N toward Wilkes Barre (Exit #170)

Take Route 309 north about 2.5 miles. Cross over the Susquehanna River; then exit immediately to the right (Exit #4 toward Forty Fort and Route 11). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right, then immediately bear right again onto Rutter Avenue, following signs toward Route 11. Go one block to a stop sign. Turn left onto River Street (sometimes not marked). Go 0.8 miles to the first traffic light. Bear right onto Wyoming Avenue (Route 11 North). Go north on Route 11 for about 1 mile to the double-set of traffic lights at Dennison Street. Notice a dark brick building on your right, just past the traffic lights (Pennsylvania State Police Training Center). Turn right onto Camryn Way, immediately after this brick building and before an orange and white airplane hangar (also on your right). A small blue sign says “J. Charles Fields,” marking the turn. Go 0.3 mile, passing a set of soccer fields off to your left. Go another 0.4 mile, to a large parking lot on your right. Turn right into the lot. Fields #16 – 29 will be on your right.

From Interstate 80 in PA (coming east from central or western PA), Exit onto Interstate 81 N toward Wilkes Barre   (Exit #260)

Take Interstate 81 north and exit onto Rt. 309 North toward Wilkes Barre (Exit #170).  Then follow directions as above.

From Interstate 80 in PA (coming west from NY, NJ or eastern PA), Exit onto Route 115 N toward Wilkes Barre   (Exit #284)

Take Route 115 north, past Bear Creek Lake (on your right), past the PA Turnpike entrance (on your left) and then down a long hill toward Wilkes Barre. At the bottom of the hill, cross over Interstate 81. Route 115 now becomes Route 309 north. Continue on 309 north for about 2.5 miles. Cross over the Susquehanna River; then exit immediately to the right (Exit #4 toward Forty Fort and Route 11). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right, then immediately bear right again onto Rutter Avenue, following signs toward Route 11. Go one block to a stop sign. Turn left onto River Street (sometimes not marked). Go 0.8 miles to the first traffic light. Bear right onto Wyoming Avenue (Route 11 North). Go north on Route 11 for about 1 mile to the double-set of traffic lights at Dennison Street. Notice a dark brick building on your right, just past the traffic lights (Pennsylvania State Police Training Center). Turn right onto Camryn Way, immediately after this brick building and before an orange and white airplane hangar (also on your right). A small sign says “Luzerne County Sports Complex,” marking the turn. Go 0.3 mile, passing a set of soccer fields off to your left. Go another 0.4 mile, to a large parking lot on your right. Turn right into the lot. Fields #16 – 29 will be on your right.

From Downtown Wilkes Barre Area Hotels

From the downtown “Square,” follow Market Street west, 2 blocks, then across the Susquehanna River. After crossing the river, continue another 0.8 mile on Market Street to intersection with Rt. 11. Turn right onto Rt. 11 North. Go about three miles to the double-set of traffic lights at Dennison Street. Follow directions above from the Dennison Street intersection.

From Scranton, Dunmore and Clarks Summit Hotels

Take Interstate 81 south to Exit for Rt. 309 North toward Wilkes Barre (Exit #170); then follow directions above, “From Interstate 81 … ”

From Hazleton Hotels

Take Interstate 81 north to Exit for Rt. 309 North toward Wilkes Barre (Exit # 170); then follow directions above, “From Interstate 81 … ”

From Blakeslee Hotels

Take Route 115 north, past Bear Creek Lake (on your right), past the PA Turnpike entrance (on your left) and then down a long hill toward Wilkes Barre. At the bottom of the hill, cross over Interstate 81. Route 115 now becomes Route 309 north. Continue on 309 north for about 2.5 miles. Cross over the Susquehanna River; then exit immediately to the right (Exit #4 toward Forty Fort and Route 11). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right, then immediately bear right again onto Rutter Avenue, following signs to Route 11. Go one block to a stop sign. Turn left onto River Street (not marked). Go 0.8 miles to the first traffic light. Bear right onto Wyoming Avenue (Route 11 North). Go north on Route 11 for about 1 mile to the double-set of traffic lights at Dennison Street. Notice a dark brick building on your right, just past the traffic lights (Pennsylvania State Police Training Center). Turn right onto Camryn Way, immediately after this brick building and before an orange and white airplane hangar (also on your right). A small blue sign says “J. Charles Fields,” marking the turn. Go 0.3 mile, passing a set of soccer fields off to your left. Go another 0.4 mile, to a large parking lot on your right. Turn right into the lot. Fields #16 – 29 will be on your right.

From Philadelphia, Southeastern PA, and White Haven Area Hotels

Take Interstate 476 (Northeast Extension of Pennsylvania Turnpike) north to exit # 105 which is the Wilkes Barre exit at Route 115. Turn left onto Rt. 115 north and continue down a long hill toward Wilkes Barre. At the bottom of the hill, cross over Interstate 81. Route 115 now becomes Route 309 north. Continue on 309 north for about 2.5 miles. Cross over the Susquehanna River; then exit immediately to the right (Exit #4 toward Forty Fort and Route 11). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right, then immediately bear right again onto Rutter Avenue, following signs to Route 11. Go one block to a stop sign. Turn left onto River Street (not marked). Go 0.8 miles to the first traffic light. Bear right onto Wyoming Avenue (Route 11 North). Go north on Route 11 for about 1 mile to the double-set of traffic lights at Dennison Street. Notice a dark brick building on your right, just past the traffic lights (Pennsylvania State Police Training Center). Turn right onto Camryn Way, immediately after this brick building and before an orange and white airplane hangar (also on your right). A small sign says “J. Charles Fields,” marking the turn. Go 0.3 mile, passing a set of soccer fields off to your left. Go another 0.4 mile, to a large parking lot on your right. Turn right into the lot. Fields #16 – 29 will be on your right.

From the Whitewater Rafting Center

Turn left at the rafting center exit onto Stagecoach Road. Go 300 yards to stop sign. Turn left onto Buck Mountain Road. Go one mile to stop sign. Turn left onto Lehigh Gorge Drive. Go 5 miles to stop sign. Turn right onto Route 940. Go one-half mile to Interstate 80. Take Interstate 80 west to Interstate 81. Take Interstate 81 north to Exit for Rt. 309 North toward Wilkes Barre (Exit # 170, Old Exit #47); then follow directions above, “From Interstate 81 … ”

Field 31

Luzerne County Park / J. Charles Fields

Wilkes Barre, PA

Follow exactly the directions (above) to fields # 16 – 29, except that, when turning off of Route 11, go 0.3 mile and stop at the first cluster of fields on your left. Field #31 is the field farthest from the paved access road.