Lehigh Gorge State Park (PA)

Lehigh Gorge State Park, PA

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Lehigh Gorge State Park (PA) At A Glance...

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  • Pennsylvania (No Region) Carbon County Luzerne County
  • Activities:
    • Equestrian / Horseback
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Jogging / Running
    • Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, row boat
    • Walking
    • Skiing / Snowboarding
    • Bathrooms
    • Boat launch
    • Nature / Environmental Center
    • Picnic / Sitting Area
    • Flat / Easy
    • Rail To Trail
    • Some are challenging
    • Rugged / Rocky
    • Walking Paths
    • Water Trails (kayak / boat)
    Park Type:
    • State Parks
    • Park (General)
    • Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls)

About Lehigh Gorge State Park (PA)

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.

Our Personal Take...

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!

Trip Ideas

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

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