Wondering where to park when visiting Jim Thorpe? Find information on parking fees and locations below!
A wealth of beautiful historic buildings packed along winding mountain streets means that parking can be limited in Jim Thorpe. Especially on weekends, traffic can be heavy entering town, so be sure to plan ahead and arrive early to secure a spot. There are parking pay kiosks located throughout Jim Thorpe, but each applies to a particular parking zone. Before you pay at a kiosk, double check that it is the appropriate kiosk for the zone that you parked in.
If you arrive later in the day and can't find parking in the main lot or on the street, consider spending the morning exploring nearby towns like Lehighton, Weissport, and Lansford, then return to Jim Thorpe later in the day when more parking spots may have opened up. Many of theses towns also offer access to the D&L Trail which runs through Jim Thorpe. Browse a list of Jim Thorpe parking options below.
Carbon County Parking Lot
The main Carbon County Jim Thorpe Municipal Parking lot is located at 1 Susquehanna Street just north of the train station. The cost for automobiles is $8/day 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and $12/day 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Pricing may vary during events and festivals. The municipal lot also services the local courthouse, and some spots are reserved, so be sure to watch for signage designating visitor parking or indicating parking time limits. Parking is available for buses, campers and vehicles towing trailers in the lot for $15/day Monday-Friday and $25/day Saturday and Sunday. Pay at kiosks in the lot or via the Flowbird app. Pay-by-Text is also available: text the provided code to the designated number indicated on the parking sign. You will receive a text response containing a secure link: follow the instructions at the link to complete your payment.
The county parking lot near Josiah White Park at 41 Susquehanna Street, just south of the train station, also has some public parking places. Visit the Carbon County Parking Portal for more information.
On-street metered parking administered by the Borough of Jim Thorpe is available along Broadway Street from the train station up to the opera house, with a five hour parking limit. Pay at kiosks along the street or via the Flowbird app. Pay-by-Text is also available: text the provided code to the designated number indicated on the parking sign. You will receive a text response containing a secure link: follow the instructions at the link to complete your payment. Meters cost $1/hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note that parking on W. Broadway is by permit only as marked by red signage.
Bike into Jim Thorpe along the D&L Trail
Up for adding a little extra fresh air and outdoor adventure to your day in Jim Thorpe? The scenic D&L Trail runs along the Lehigh River, offering hikers and bikers a connection between Jim Thorpe and nearby towns like Lehighton to the south and White Haven to the north.
The distance between Jim Thorpe and Lehighton is four and a half miles each way for hikers and bikers, but an e-bike rental from Bronson E-Bikes and Trikes will cut out some of the leg work! Take advantage of plentiful parking at The Hofford Mill in Weissport then enjoy a cycle into historic downtown Jim Thorpe on an electric bike.
For a longer bike ride, park at the Pocono Biking White Haven location and cycle 25 miles along the full length of the Lehigh Gorge Section of the D&L Trail into the town of Jim Thorpe. A 4:30 p.m. return shuttle service is available, for a fee, to take you and your bike, back to your car in White Haven. Reservations are required: call (570) 325-8430.