Lackawaxen is the largest and northernmost township in Pike County. It was designated Lackawaxen Township in 1798. Named for the river that flows 12 miles through the Township, Lackawaxen is the Indian word for "Swift Waters". The Delaware River marks the eastern boundary of the township and joins the Lackawaxen River at the town of Lackawaxen.
Visitors to the area are attracted by the same natural splendor and outdoor activities that were prevalent a century ago. The Lackawaxen River is renowned among anglers and each spring, it is well stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish Commission. Canoeing and fishing are also popular pastimes upon the less rapidly flowing Delaware River. The Upper Delaware River has been designated a part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System which included all of Lackawaxen's frontage on the river. In the winter months, downhill and cross country skiing are available near the town of Mast Hope.
Lackawaxen's scenic appeal and it's reminders of days-gone-by provide an enjoyable excursion for the sightseer.