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Mauch Chunk Lake Park

Mauch Chunk Lake Park in Jim Thorpe, PA, is pet friendly! Located on the outskirts of Historic Jim Thorpe, this county park is perfect for a family getaway. While at the park you can enjoy the art of Mother Nature on the 2.8-mile Mauch Chunk Lake, walk or bike the renovated 16-mile Switchback Gravity Railroad and many other trails throughout the park, rent a boat, hike or stroll through the woods to the Environmental Center to see the birds of prey. Pets are permitted within the picnic area and other areas of the park, but must be confined to a leash not exceeding 6-feet in length. Owners must clean up after their pets and pets are not permitted on the beach or in the camping area. Visit Website

Or call (570) 325-3669 or email mauch2@ptd.net for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Mauch Chunk Lake Park has received a rating of 3.6 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Erica
    Sep 8, 2018
    Peaceful and fun

    This is a spot the locals go... We tend to stay away from Beltsville State Park b/c out of towners ruined the peacefulness of that lake so we started bringing our dog here. I hope people don't break the rules, because this really is a nice quiet and clean place to relax with your dog. You CAN NOT bring them on the beach area or in the camping areas, but you can take them for a dip near the boat rental area. As long as you keep them on a leash, curb them and your dog is well behaved they are welcome. Keep in mind, there are many families w/young children renting boats around so only bring your pup if they are well socialized. The park rangers come around often and they do give citations if your dog is not leashed. The bathrooms are clean and the staff at the boat rental shack are really friendly. I absolutely love this lake and so does my golden. Keep it clean, keep is safe and keep it fun. <3 <3 <3

  • Maddy
    Jul 2, 2018
    Nice quiet path along the lake side

    We went in mid-October and most (if not all) of the campground was vacant. We avoided the beach area but found a little path along the waterfront that went for a little while (30 min walk?). It led us to a boat rental place/dock where we used the outdoor public restroom, then turned around. The path was really nice and quiet, although muddy in some places. It was well marked and we didn't meet anyone along the way, or run into trouble.

    I recommend during off season, for a easy, peaceful walk.

  • Lori
    More than a year ago
    no pets allowed

    Pretty spot but no pets allowed on the beach or in the campground. Signs posted all over.

  • Robert
    More than a year ago

    Very confused. I took this direct from their website:

    The Mauch Chunk Lake Park has a strict No Alcohol and No Pets policy. Campers and guests who violate this policy will be issued a citation and are subject to eviction.

  • Robert
    More than a year ago
    happy dogs in the park

    Mauch Chunk Lake Park is very dog friendly.
    as well as the towns people & restaurants.
    It was a very nice visit. How ever if you plan to park in town there is a fee of $10.00 for the day or
    meter parking for $1.00 for 2 hours.
    if you go past 2 hours you will a fine for $20.00
    the meters are 7 days a week.

    I live 1 hour & 10 mins away. I am still in pa.
    our parking meters are monday to friday.
    just beware of the tourist trap for parking.

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