A deep, steep-walled gorge carved by a river, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and waterfalls characterize Lehigh Gorge State Park. In Luzerne and Carbon counties in eastern Pennsylvania, the park follows the Lehigh River from the outlet of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Francis E. Walter Dam at the northern end, to the town of Jim Thorpe at the southern end of the park. Whitewater boating and biking are popular activities.

Trip Ideas

We stayed in Jim Thorpe for a weekend while exploring this area many years ago. Specifically, we:

Editor's Note....

We visited the Lehigh River many years ago, taking a trip down the river on both kayaks and rafts through an outfitter called Whitewater Challengers (Weatherly, PA). We also visited another time to bike along the tow path, as well as to hike to Glen Onoko Falls. We can not wait to get back and explore more!

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Biking
Bird watching
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Climbing
Equestrian / Horseback
Fishing
Freshwater
Hiking
Hunting
Special Permit Required
Jogging / Running
Trail Running
Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
Picnicking
Seasonal
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By Road/Car
Skiing / Snowboarding
Cross Country
Snowshoeing
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Boat launch
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Observation Blind/Deck
Park Ranger on duty
Parking Lot(s)
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General Location
Outside New Jersey
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Listing Center: Latitude: 40.9144
Listing Center: Longitude: -75.7459
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Lehigh Gorge State Park
Natural Features
Rock Outcrops
Special Natural Features
A !Gorge
Waterfalls
Trails / Trail Information
Fireroads / Access Roads
Flat / Easy
Rail To Trail
Rugged / Rocky
Some are challenging
Walking Paths
Water Trails (kayak / boat)
Wooded
Other Destinations found within / connected to Lehigh Gorge State Park are: Glen Onoko Falls Access and Trail

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