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 Parks and Recreation Department

Providing recreational opportunities for County residents and outdoor enthusiasts abroad. The County parks system consists of the Mauch Chunk lake park and encompasses 2820 acres of forestland and waterways. The Parks Department works towards conserving park natural areas for current and future recreational use. Recreational use of park areas includes biking, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, swimming, and cross-country skiing. The Parks Department operates year round with annual visitation nearing 100,000.

Additional information:

Reservations for cabin and campsite rentals begin in January. The Mauch Chunk Lake Park is open for camping from April 16th to October 31st.  The park is also open daily for swimming and picnicking beginning memorial day and ending labor day. A daily admission fee is required. Senior citizens and those with disabilities are admitted free. For rates and information contact the park office at
(570) 325-3669. Office hours are 8:30 - 4:30 m-f.


Mauch Chunk Lake Park
625 Lentz Trail
Jim Thorpe, Pa. 18229

For Reservations:  (570) 325-3669
(570) 325-4166 Fax

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Parks Director
David Horvath

Other Links


Parks Web Site

  Park Map
  Environmental Center


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