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Lehigh Gorge State Park

Visit one one of the best kept secrets in Pa.
25 miles of untouched riverside park and recreation area along the Lehigh River as it runs through the Pocono Mntns.
The lower end of the park begins in Jim Thorpe at Glenn Onoko
Go to the Park Website -More park information
Lehigh Gorge Rails to Trails Website

Rent your Bike for a great trail ride at

Blue Mountain Sports

Best bike rentals in town !

The Best Recreation in the Jim Thorpe Area

Rafting, Biking , Hiking and Swiming

Dam Release Weekends for 2021 !!!!!

Dam Release Schedule for 2021:  On these whitewater weekends, extra water will be released from the Francis Walter Dam to make a great rafting trip even better:

Proposed Dates for 2012
* Dependent on additional water accumulation in resevoir

Visit the Rafting WebSites Below to book your trip!

3 Great Rafting Tour Companies to  choose from!

Jim Thorpe River Adventures 

123 Lehigh Drive 

Lehighton, PA 18235

(610) - 377 - 1230

1- 800 - 424 -7238

Pocono Whithewater

1519 State Route 903
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

1-800-WHITEWATER  (1-800-944-8392)
Fax: 570-325-4097

Whitwater Rafting Adventures

101 W Adventure Trl 

Whitewater Rafting Adventures,

Nesquehoning, PA 18240

(570) 669-9127

Recreation in Jim Thorpe, Pa

Mountian Biking and Whitewater Rafting in Jim Thorpe,Pa

Mountain Biking
Jim Thorpe is the home of some of the best mountain biking in the east.  Over 20 trails that can accommodate thousands or riders await you. Trails from rough single track, to mild rails to trails begin and end in our town.

Here is a link to some of the TRAILS in our area.

Great TOPO map showing trails in the area

Trails.com information on Jim Thorpe trails.

More TRAIL information

Singletracks.com trails in Jim Thorpep Pa

NY Times talks about biking in Jim Thorpe Pa

Whitewater Rafting

  3 Great Rafting Tour Companies to  choose from!

Jim Thorpe River Adventures

123 Lehigh Drive
Lehighton, PA 18235

Pocono Whitewater

HC-2 Box 2245
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Whitewater Rafting Adventures Inc.
101 W. Adventure Trail Road
Nesquehoning, PA 18240

Mauch Chunk Lake Park
Located just a few miles outside of town on  Lentz Trail. Mauch Chunk Lake offers swimming, non motorized boating 
and fishing. Follow West Broadway out
of town for 3 -4 miles, lake is on the left.
You can contact the park office at:
(570) 325-3669


Jim Thorpe offers two local
campgrounds, bothare located on Lentz Trail just outside of town
Mauch Chunk Lake Park 
(570) 325-3669  

Jim Thorpe Camping Resort 

Located 1 mile outside of town on Lentz Trail Rd
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Hidden Treasures in the Jim Thorpe Area

Carbon County Environmental Center

Great trails for hiking and bird watching. Environmental activities at the center. Outside picnic area. Located two miles past Mauch Chunk Lake Park on the left.

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Switchback Trail from Jim Thorpe to Mauch Chunk Lake

Wonderful biking and hiking trail from downtown Jim thorpe. Pick up the trail at the top of Hill Rd behind the Opera House. Follow it for 3.5 miles to the lake. Coast all the way back on the 4% grade. Outside picnic areas at the Lake.

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