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Old 04-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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Jim Thorpe campground

Has anyone ever stayed here? It is in Jim Thorpe, Pa. Any information would be helpful. We have made reservations for Memorial Day. Tnx

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Old 04-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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Haven't been in the area for 6 or 7 years. i thought the Jim Thorpe CG was tight, lot's of overhead branches and quite a few seasonal campers ( not necessarily a bad thing) We had a 5th wheel at the time . A scenic area to visit but not a lot of CG choices .

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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I rented a cabin there last year. It's a beautiful CG and you have Mauch Chunk Lake SP up the road and Jim Thorpe isn't far the other way. Get into town and park by the train tracks and walk back up the road towards the CG.. It's a great little town, so much to see. Also take the train tour, it's worth the time/money. It's a beautiful ride up the river into the mountains. Also the Jail which sits on the edge of town heading towards the CG from town is worth the stop. Enjoy!
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:53 AM   #4
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Yes, public parking near the train station, for a fee. Walk through town and enjoy looking at the restored buildings - shop, have lunch, get an ice cream cone. Perhaps take a tour of the Asa Packer mansion. Drive out PA 903 to Jim Thorpe's grave - before they take him back to OK!

Ask for directions to the Flagstaff overlook (it's south of town off US 209) for a great view of the town and surrounding area.

It will most likely be very busy during your stay, got to town early to park and get seats on the Lehigh River Gorge train tour. On the train ride they may point out an old railroad tunnel through a mountain. 60 years ago I walked through that (then active) with my parents to get to Glen Onoko to see the rhododendrons in the spring!

Enjoy the former Mauch Chunk / East Mauch Chunk area!

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